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Jim Byrnes - House of Refuge Review

by Sherrill Fulghum

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Known more to American audiences for his acting as the Lifeguard Dan "Uncle Mike" Burroughs and immortal Duncan McLeod watcher Joe Dawson on Highlander, Jim Byrnes is also an award winning recording artist in Canada where he makes his home. Since moving to Vancouver after returning from the Vietnam War, Byrnes has recorded four albums, has won Juno, Maple Blues, Canadian Folk Music, Genie, and Leo Awards, and has been inducted into the British Columbia Entertainment Hall of Fame.

Born James Thomas Kevin Byrnes in St. Louis he began classical piano training at age five and was performing Shakespeare in the Park at 15.

Known mostly for his blues guitar this award winning blues great has turned to the world of gospel music for his latest album. Byrnes has by no means abandoned his flair for the Blues, he has simply added some gospel tunes and a little bluegrass musu8ic for his latest release "House of Refuge". Who knew a fiddle and a mandolin would make good blues instruments? Included on the album of 12 original and cover songs is Byrnes soulful rendition of the classic song "Stardust". While there are some gospel songs included on the album, it is not a religious piece of work and the albu is designed to be enjoyed by everyone.

Highlander fans got a taste of Byrnes music when he appeared playing guitar in the episode "Modern Prometheus" an episode involving the Shellys and Lord Byron.


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Jim Byrnes - House of Refuge

Label:Black Hen Music/2006
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