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San Diego's Only Music Film Festival November 8th

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Point Music Film FestivalSan Diego, CA -- Billed as San Diego’s first music only film festival, the Point Music Film Festival will feature 10 films, including bluegrass favorites such as “Making History with Pioneers of Bluegrass,” “The Tao of Bluegrass,” and “Mandolin in B: The Herschel Sizemore Story” plus country music’s “Heartworn Highways” as well as the highly acclaimed documentary about John Lennon, “Rubber Soul” and more. Festival goers will be treated to performances from 6 musical groups including headliner James Reams & The Barnstormers featuring legendary fiddler, Blaine Sprouse.

The Point Music Film Festival was created to celebrate the world of music and documentary films providing a venue to support today’s best independent filmmakers, while enhancing the diversity of San Diego’s cultural landscape. The festival will be held at the Tenth Avenue Arts Center located at 930 Tenth Ave. in downtown San Diego. This event is set to coincide with the city’s Beer Week, providing an intimate gathering for film buffs and music lovers.

Point Music Film FestivalSo come on out for a great weekend of music, history and fun. Further information is available on the festival website. Tickets can be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets.

James Reams & The Barnstormers will be the featured performer at the Point Music Film Festival on Saturday, November 8th. A bluegrass band that was nominated by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2002 as Emerging Artist of the Year, James Reams & The Barnstormers provide a contemporary take on traditional bluegrass; blending it with innovation and vitality to create their own branch on the “roots” tree. In a review of an early album by James Reams, fRoots (an international magazine that specializes in world music) declared, “Traditional music kept alive by a stylish performer… Powerful, emotional music that needs to be heard.”

Music critic Jerry Paul (former editor of Acoustica) described lead singer James Reams: “James is such an inspiration to watch. He truly feels his music, and sings from her very soul. If James is ever within your area, he is a ‘must see’ bluegrass icon.” Raised in eastern Kentucky but now living in Phoenix, James Reams puts a layer of desert grit over a solid base of traditional bluegrass music. His band treads the terrain where bluegrass, old-time, classic country and rockabilly meet in the night to swap stories.

Check out their most recent music video, "Almost Hear the Blues" released in July, 2014 featuring a song that charted nationally from their latest CD, One Foot in the Honky Tonk, which made two Top Ten CDs of 2011 lists. The band celebrated 20 years of playing bluegrass music in 2013 with a coast-to-coast tour from New York to California.

Book NOW for 2015! For further information about James Reams & The Barnstormers visit their website at www.jamesreams.com or http://cdbaby.com/Artist/jamesReams. Music videos are available on http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjamesreams.

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