Jim Byrnes and Babe Gurr Concert
Friday and Saturday, January 20 and 21, 2012 Doors 7:30 pm, Showtime 8:00 pm
Thanks to your support, both shows are SOLD OUT!! Thank you!!!
Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, North Vancouver (4360 Gallant Ave – at Panorama Drive)
General Admission: $30
A rare chance to see two of Canada’s finest recording artists performing their songs in such an intimate setting. Come hear these talented writers sing and tell, sharing their songs, their stories, and their journeys, for a truly inspiring and uniquely entertaining experience – this special fundraising concert is on for two nights only!
The evening will be all the more special given that the theatre is located in the Deep Cove Cultural Centre which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2012. Jim Byrnes, right from the beginning, supported the idea of a building for the arts in Deep Cove. He was involved with fund-raising to get it built and has provided his continuing support with concerts over these many years.
About Jim Byrnes
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, “blues country”, if anyone can sing the blues, it’s Jim Byrnes. He is one of Vancouver’s most popular musicians, as well as one of Canada’s best-known actors (noted for his starring roles in the series “Highlander”, “Wise Guy” and his own variety show “The Jim Byrnes Show”). Jim is a singer solidly rooted in the traditions of blues and R&B. This was recognized in 1996 when Jim, noted for his evocative smoky vocals, won a Juno Award for his release “That River”, for the Best Blues/Gospel album of the year … and again in 2007 when his first outing with The Sojourners, “House of Refuge”, won the Juno Award for Blues Album of the Year. His latest release, “Everywhere West “, carries on in that grand tradition, recently garnering Jim his third Juno Award in the 2011 Blues Album of the Year category. Jim continues to tour actively in North America and Europe and to build his film and television resume.
Website : www.jamestbyrnes.com
About Babe Gurr
Babe Gurr has been turning heads for years with her blend of roots/blues/world. Her warm and sultry voice, intelligent lyrics, memorable melodies and savvy personality add up to pretty much everything you want to see on a stage.
Babe’s much anticipated album titled “SideDish” takes this artist in a new direction, exploring world music fused with her own unique roots style and writing. Italian, Spanish, Middle-Eastern, Brazilian and New Orleans influences are the backdrop of the musical landscape of her new release.
Babe’s songwriting has recently received accolades; taking the win for the Sonic Bids Nashville Song Contest, garnering honourable mention for three self-penned tunes in the acclaimed Billboard World Song Contest, and being selected as a finalist for two tunes in the “12‘th Great American Song Contest.
Babe has headlined at numerous festivals across Canada and has played some of the most popular and prestigious concert halls spanning from Vancouver Island to the Maritimes as well as U.S. dates in New York and Seattle and her name is becoming familiar to many more fans each day, people who appreciate finely crafted songs performed with sincerity.