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James Reams

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Originally from southeastern Kentucky, James Reams has been in NYC since the early 1980s, playing tradi-tional bluegrass music with an old-time edge. James Reams & The Barnstormers offers exciting, soulful performances with powerful three-part harmonies. Stephanie Ledgin writes in her book, Homegrown Music: Discovering Bluegrass (Praeger Publishers, 2004): “James Reams & The Barnstormers rely on early country material and originals written in authentic style. The results are a virtual history of the music and its roots, played in a clean, heartfelt manner that is somewhere between Monroe’s and the Stanleys’. ” The band was nominated by the International Bluegrass Music Association for its 2003 Emerging Artist of the Year Award.

James’ powerful singing, guitar-playing and songwriting have caught the attention of reviewers and DJs. Singing: Bill Monroe biographer Richard D. Smith in Bluegrass Unlimited: “There are few vocalists as natural as Reams. He doesn’t have to try to sound down-home, he’s there at each turn in the song.” Stephanie Ledgin in Sing Out: “Reams’ commanding voice takes the listener all the way back to Kentucky, with an unaffected Monroe-style quality that bends to capture the mood of each selection.” Guitar playing: Flatpicking Guitar magazine profiled James in its “Masters of Rhythm Guitar” series of articles. Songwriting: Country Standard Time: “The originals, like ‘Buffalo Creek Flood’ and ‘The Cincinnati Southern,’ are story-telling songs in the classic country mold.” Sing Out: “The authentic nature of both words and melody nail the style.”

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