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James Reams & The Barnstormers Special Benefit Concert

James Reams & The BarnstormersLitchfield Park, AZ -- James Reams & The Barnstormers featuring legendary fiddler, Blaine Sprouse, will be appearing at the Firecreek Coffee Co. in Flagstaff on Saturday, November 14th. 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.”

Hope Harvest Festival in Chandler, AZ, Oct 24th

Hope Harvest FestivalJames Reams & The Barnstormers, the band that was nominated by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2002 as Emerging Artist of the Year, will be performing at the Hope Harvest Festival on Friday, October 24th. The festival runs from 6:00 to 8:30 PM and is held at the Hope Covenant Church located at 1770 S. Dobson Rd., Chandler, AZ 85286. This is a FREE event.

San Diego's Only Music Film Festival November 8th

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.

James Reams & The Barnstormers Release Full Length Video

James Reams & The BarnstormersJames Reams & The Barnstormers just released their first full length music video featuring the song “Almost Hear the Blues” which charted nationally. The video is a collaborative effort between James Reams and filmmaker, Rick Bowman of Backyard Green Films. According to James, “Stonewall Jackson wrote this song and sang it to me over the telephone. It conjured up such vivid pictures in my head that I knew one day I’d have to make it into a video.”

Get Wild and Wooly at the Smoked Country Jam

James Reams & The BarnstormersJames Reams & The Barnstormers, the band that was nominated by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2002 as Emerging Artist of the Year, will be performing at the Smoked Country Jam on Saturday, June 21st along with Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass as well as The Hillbilly Gypsies and many more. The festival runs June 19-21 and is held at the Quiet Oaks Campground in Cross Fork, PA (just 65 miles north of Williamsport, PA). Tickets can be purchased online through Purple Pass. For more information about camping call 877-722-2674.

Dogwood Tree - A Bluegrass Easter Story

Dogwood BlossomAn original song by James Reams and the late Tina Aridas, "Dogwood Tree" gives your listeners the bluegrass version of the Easter story. This song is included on the James Reams & The Barnstormers album, Barnstormin', and the song is available as a free download from NoiseTrade. Just click HERE or on the album graphic above and follow the easy steps. We hope you enjoy this Easter-related song as well as the many other fine offerings on this album.

James Reams & The Barnstormers at Marana Bluegrass Festival

James Reams & The BarnstormersJames Reams & The Barnstormers will be appearing at the Marana Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13th along with nationally-known flat pick guitarist Dan Crary. 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.”

Anni Beach Honored for Dedication to Students of Bluegrass

Anni Beach, James Reams, AlanBarnstormer Boost Award for Dedicated Music Teacher -- As the Grand Finale to the James Reams & The Barnstormers’ 20th anniversary coast-to-coast celebration tour, the band performed to a packed house at the Fiddler’s Dream concert hall in Phoenix, AZ on Saturday, November 2nd. The standing room only event brought together this nationally-known bluegrass band, a Grammy-nominated fiddler, a 70-year-old music teacher, and an 11-year-old Hispanic guitar player for an evening of great music and good times.

James Reams and the Barnstormers Headline Long Island Bluegrass Festival

Long Island Bluegrass FestivalThe Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts and the Town of Babylon are proud to present the 11th Annual Long Island Bluegrass Festival August 17th. The festival is a fun filled afternoon of traditional Bluegrass Music, Children's Activities, Workshops, Vendors, Food and Fun! Pack up your family, your favorite instrument, a couple of lawn chairs, and head on over.

AFBA 25th Annual Bluegrass Festival to Feature James Reams & The Barnstormers

James ReamsJames Reams & The Barnstormers will be performing at the AFBA 25th Annual Bluegrass Festival in Wind Gap, PA on Saturday, August 3rd along with Special Consensus, Nothin’ Fancy, and Dan Paisley. 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.”

James Reams Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Video Release

James ReamsIt’s a wrap! The video celebrating James Reams’ 20th anniversary as a bandleader has been completed. This video contains many never-before-seen photos of his childhood in Kentucky, band performances across the country, new footage of live performances featuring songs from the most recent album, and more. In addition, the long awaited release of the DVD documentary, Making History with Pioneers of Bluegrass: Tales of the Early Days in Their Own Words is expected to occur by mid-year.

Aspen, Colorado Bluegrass Sundays Concert Series with James Reams June 16

James Reams and the BarnstormersAspen, CO -- James Reams & The Barnstormers, with special guest Blaine Sprouse on fiddle, will be appearing on Sunday, June 16th as part of the Aspen Bluegrass Sundays Concert Series. 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.”

James Reams at Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Festival

James Reams & The BarnstormersJames Reams & The Barnstormers, with special guest Blaine Sprouse on fiddle, will be performing at the Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Festival on Saturday, June 15th along with Justin Townes Earle, The Devil Makes Three, and Pokey LaFarge. The Bluegrass and Roots Festival kicks off June 15th in Palisade, Colorado. 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.”

James Reams & The Barnstormers Appearing at Hi-Country Bluegrass Festival

Hi-Country Bluegrass FestivalJames Reams & The Barnstormers will be appearing at the Hi-Country Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, May 4th at 2:45 PM and 5 PM. 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.”

James Reams and The Barnstormers Heat Up Durango Meltdown

James Reams & The BarnstormersJames Reams & The Barnstormers, featuring Blaine Sprouse on fiddle, will be appearing at the Durango Meltdown on April 19th and 20th along with Larry Gillis and Hard-Driving Swampgrass. 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.”

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