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New Album from James Reams & The Barnstormers Coming Soon!

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Rhyme & SeasonAs James pulled together the material for the new album, he knew that this project needed to focus on something other than songs about the hills and hollers or honky tonks. It needed to be personal and meaningful on a whole new level. He felt compelled to describe a journey that had no rhyme or reason, one that reflected the many seasons of life. “Rhyme & Season” touches on topics that affect so many in this great country – those who have chosen the nomadic life and others who were left with no choice.

This new album celebrates the perpetual pilgrim that lives within all of us with the goal of raising awareness about those who live on the razor-sharp edge of homelessness. According to James, "My intention is to embrace a wide range of human emotion from happiness and love to loss and sorrow, and over it all to express the hope I feel about the future. As I listened to some old gems, I was once again amazed at the depth that bluegrass music brings to understanding the human character. These songs inspired me to add my own contribution to the album in the form of original material that touches on similar issues affecting our world today."

To journey without being changed is to be a nomad.
To change without journeying is to be a chameleon.
To journey and to be transformed by the journey
is to be a pilgrim.

~ Mark Nepo

The songs included on Rhyme & Season pay special homage to the resilience of the human spirit and hopefully will encourage all who hear it to reach out to those in need, whoever they might be. The release date is targeted for just prior to Thanksgiving to coincide with the National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week. The songs included on Rhyme & Season pay special homage to the resilience of the human spirit and hopefully will encourage all who hear it to reach out to those in need, whoever they might be.

A Kickstarter Campaign is underway to help offset some of the costs of producing the album. More information about the project can be found by clicking on the Kickstarter link above. Check out the video appeal - it contains a teaser for one of the songs on the album.

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