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The Bar H

by Jim Reader

Brand new Americana-Folk -- Jim is described by Western Music critics as cowboy music\'s Bob Dylan or Neil Young. Gritty delivery of new refreshing material.
Genre: Country: Western
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1. Cowboy Time
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2. Calvin' Time
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3. The Ranchin' Life's OK
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4. The Misfit
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5. Workin' Cow Horse
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6. Hometown Queen
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7. Pullin' Strings
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8. I Met Him in Laredo
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9. Baler Twine
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10. The Queens Cowboys
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11. Big Bovine
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12. Ranchers & Fishermen
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13. S'leave It
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14. The Bar H
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Album Notes
* Also see \"1880\'S COWBOYS\" @ www.cdbaby.com/jimreader2 *

This Debut CD includes 14 songs written and performed by this real Westerner and Rancher from Alberta, Canada.

* Jim was a Top 5 Nominee for 2005 Rising-Star-of-the-Year \"Will Rogers Award\" with The Academy of Western Artists, USA. *

Rick Huff, Albuquerque, NM, Western Music Critic who writes for \"Rope Burns\"; \"Classic Country & Western\" and \"The Western Way\" magazines, says this about Jim: \"One of the most interesting performers of cowboy music in the new century is Canada\'s Jim Reader. From his material to his gritty delivery of it, he\'s an original. I\'d be tempted to call him cowboy music\'s Bob Dylan or Neil Young, except Jim hits more of the notes! Seriously, the depth of thought and guitar technique equate to such artists.\"

Jim has his heart, soul, and daily activities in the western lifestyle. Jim is a singer/songwriter whose music is dedicated to historical and current cowboying, ranching, farming and rural life ... the values & traditions. Jim writes about the people, the land, the animals, and their inter-relationships ... songs from cows chewin\' cud to friends buryin\' friends. He is an artist whose passion for music shines through in his performances ... you don\'t just listen to Jim\'s material, you see and feel it.

Jim started playing guitar at age 9 and sang solo in his first festival at age 6. He was a singer/songwriter in a Canadian band that enjoyed many successes including being chosen as a finalist in a national TV \"Search for Stars\". His ol\' band also had the privilege of sharing the stage with singers Kenny Rogers, B.J. Thomas and Tommy James.

Jim has written many corporate and sporting event theme songs over the years... that\'s why his music is more than just the \"three-chord\" tradional western/country music ... he artistically combines his way of life as a rancher plus his non-folk musical influences into his unique Western style. This is true-blue melodic Americana-Folk music.

Jim\'s performs concerts throughout Western Canada and the United States. While this first CD of Jim\'s... The Bar H ... continues to receive significant air play throughout the U.S. and Canada, his new CD \"1880\'s Cowboys\" is really turning heads since being released in mid July/08. ( www.cdbaby.com/jimreader2 )

He and his wife Marion live on a small ranch between Okotoks & High River, Alberta, Canada, and raise registered Hereford cattle and do a bit of custom haying as well. Jim is a family man, with 5 children.


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Emele Clothier - Horse Crazy band

What an artist! Truly great new exciting cowboy music! Yea Jim!
Exciting, soulful,witty, and picturesque songwriting corraled with gutsy and melodic guitar pickin' barely describes what Jim has so artfully mastered here!You'll never take it out of your cd player! Authentic cowboy music at it's best for sure!

Tony Reed, Western Entertainer and Radio Host.

Kick tail western music
Jim has everything it takes to be a legendary western entertainer and songwriter. His picking style is unmatched and his voice is powerful and soulful, reminding me of wind on the plains with a good saddle horse to work cattle on. Jim is a man that is entertaining not only recorded but in person as well. If you havent bought this CD you should. If you havent heard Jim Reader you should... and you will. Some one told me that walkin the walk is as important as talkin the talk. Jim does both no holds bared. I play him on my radio show and in my truck, and car, and barn, and living room, and break music at my own shows. He sits a horse darn well and play darn good music. Period.

Ben Crane, Leaning Tree (Card Co.) Cartoonist, Western Singer/So

Where in blue blazes has this boy been hidin'?
Before long, I was hooked on (Jim's) work. His raw, folksy voice is a fresh change and his energetic finger-picking style complements his edgy sound recreated on this CD. This boy's music has heart, from ballads to downright crazy to wiping a teary eye. You just can't pigeon-hole (the music on the CD) into any particular categorical style, yet it's true, bona-fide true-blue cowboy. Where in blue blazes has this boy been hiding?

Joe Baker, KNMB/KWMW, Ruidoso, NM

Folks just can't seem to get enough of this Canadian Cowboy!!
I hear a ton of cowboy music every day but some time in a great while some cowboy emerges from Canada and starts this cycle all over and it makes a person wonder "why have I not heard of Jim Reader until now", well let me tell you folks, some things in life are well worth the wait. Jim's music is the real thing, I would recommend this album to be included in every western music library.