Legendary Opry Fiddler Blaine Sprouse Touring With James Reams and the Barnstormers

Image634993615480978797James Reams is pleased to announce his band will feature the world-class fiddling of Blaine Sprouse at selected venues on the west coast.

Much in demand as a performer and session player, Blaine performed on the Grand Ole Opry for over 15 years. He has toured nationally and internationally and recorded with a stunning array of legendary bluegrass and country artists, among them, Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, Jim and Jesse and the Virginia Boys, Charlie Louvin, Randy Travis, and the Osborne Brothers.

In honor of the band’s 20th anniversary, their Barnstormin' album is now available as a FREE download from www.NoiseTrade.com/jamesreams.    John Lupton, of Country Standard Time, wrote this about the album:


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, 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 and at the Bluegrass in the Park festival in Benson, AZ (near Tucson) on April 27th and 28th along with Special Consensus.   For more touring information, visit the band’s website.

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