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Press Release Sept 2, 2021 – Single Release “Rough Around the Edges” View/Download PDF

Album release date: January 7, 2022

“Listening to this collection, one will understand why Reams has been nicknamed the “Ambassador Of Bluegrass,” as he and the band perform in a flawless traditional style of the music. Reams’ solid vocals are backed by the many studio artists who provide lots of instrumental and harmony accompaniment. The CD package includes a booklet with some vintage photos and song lyrics. This is a very nice project from Reams with an enjoyable cross section of his many years in the music.” Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine

2020 Documentary now available on Amazon Prime Video and Amazon for DVD purchase

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James Reams & The Barnstormers west coast band – L to R: Michael Rolland, Dan Meyer, Billy Parker, James Reams, Evan Ward

James Reams and the Barnstormers west coast band.
L-R: Michael Rolland, James Reams, Evan Ward, Dan Meyer and Billy Parke

James Reams and the Barnstormers west coast band.
L-R: Michael Rolland, James Reams, Evan Ward, Dan Meyer and Billy Parke

Just who is James Reams and what’s his music like? This short film from 2013 celebrating James’ 20th anniversary, answers those questions while providing many never-before-seen photos of James’ childhood in Kentucky, band performances across the country, new footage of live performances featuring songs from the most recent album, and more. Compressing 20 years as a bandleader into 6 minutes was a tremendous task. Looking back on early roots and seeing how the tree has grown and spread (now with two bands on both coasts) was quite a revelation and hopefully will encourage new bands just getting their start.