“Diesel Smoke and Dangerous Curves”

“Diesel Smoke and Dangerous Curves”

Litchfield Park, Az. (February 23, 2022)  – Mountain Redbird Music is proud to announce a new single and video, “Diesel Smoke Dangerous Curves,” from James Reams. The song appears on his recently released album Like a Flowing River & Soundtrack Album. Reams’ highwire voice is immediately recognizable as he takes you on a wild ride on the track. The video is available now on YouTube and JamesReams.com. The song is available at all major streaming and purchasing outlets.

“When I first heard ‘Diesel Smoke Dangerous Curves,’ I thought to myself that is one great trucking song. When I think of truck drivers, I can’t be grateful enough because, as front liners, they have kept us with food and everything else, even when their lives are on the line when they are amid Diesel Smoke and Dangerous Curves,” said Reams.

Reams’ music has been welcomed on Bluegrass, Folk, and Americana radio. Renowned Americana DJ Darwin Lee Hills says, “Put your pedal to the metal with ‘Diesel Smoke and Dangerous Curves’ by James Reams. It’s REAL MOTORVATIN’ BLUEGRASS!”

James Reams is known for his traditional music performed with his signature style and emotional delivery. With years of experience under his belt, he delivers an energetic stage show with enormous stamina, mesmerizing audiences and critics alike. “James Reams and the Barnstormers have built a solid reputation for lively, spirited, soulful, no-frills-added bluegrass with a nice mix of traditional numbers, covers, and originals. Fronted by his rustic and rural lead vocals, they dish up exciting bluegrass in a classic old-school style of yesteryear,” Joss Ross, bluegrass music album reviewer.

Like A Flowing River & Soundtrack Album celebrates the popular documentary available now Amazon Prime Video. The album was released to radio programmers worldwide last month and immediately landed in the #1 and #2 spots on AirPlay Direct’s Top Album Chart. Music fans can stream or purchase at all major outlets, including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and Amazon Music.

Please visit JamesReams.com for additional information and follow James Reams and The Barnstormers on Spotify, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook


“Bluegrass in Baltimore” makes a great read!

Bluegrass in Baltimore Book JacketI was so excited to receive my copy of “Bluegrass in Baltimore: The Hard Drivin’ Sound and Its Legacy” by Tim Newby. A while back, Tim had asked me to contribute information about my hero and friend, Walter Hensley, which I was more than happy to do and then, quite frankly, I totally forgot about it.

To say I was thrilled by what I read is an understatement, I’m overjoyed and overwhelmed with gratitude to have been a part of this wonderful contribution to the genre I love so much. Not only did Tim capture the flavor of bluegrass in Baltimore, he conveyed its’ very essence. In a fluid style that captivates the reader from the preface to the final chapter, Tim’s passion and depth of knowledge regarding this rich and “woefully under-documented” history of bluegrass permeates every page. I couldn’t put it down. I was especially touched by the tribute this book pays to Walt as well as honored to be included in a work that is destined to be a bluegrass classic and must-have for any bluegrass historian. Hats off to Tim Newby for a delectable slice of bluegrass pie!

The book is now available on Amazon, at Target and probably a bookstore near you. Click HERE to see a video about the book.