James Reams and the Barnstormers

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Vail Theatre of the Arts

is proud to present

James Reams

and the Barnstormers

Saturday, October 28, 2017

7:00 pm

 

James Reams

and the Barnstormers

Saturday, October 28 – 7:00 pm

 

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James Reams and the Barnstormers

James Reams & the Barnstormers tread the terrain where bluegrass, old-time, classic country and folk meet in the night to swap stories. They feature driving rhythm and 3-part harmonies that take you back to a time before bluegrass was smoothed out for the uninitiated, the ill prepared or the faint of heart. The band includes James on guitar and lead vocals; Billy Parker on mandolin and harmony; Dick Brown on banjo and harmony; and Dan Meyer on upright bass.

  • James Reams has been a bluegrass bandleader for over 20 years. Coming from a family of traditional singers in southeastern Kentucky, James has played both old-time and bluegrass music since he was just a little sprout. James is known as an “ambassador of Bluegrass” for his dedication to and deep involvement in the thriving bluegrass and Americana music community.
  • Billy Parker brings passion and style to every set. A former member of the Southern CA band, Lost Highway, Billy has developed a confident and spirited approach to seamlessly move between the rapid-fire bluegrass tunes and more soulful melodies.
  • Tyler Walls who comes from a musical family, started playing music at a young age. He received a banjo on his fifteenth birthday and immersed himself in bluegrass music. In 2008, he won the Rockygrass Banjo Championship. He went on to take 1st place in the Arizona Banjo Championship that same year. Tyler did it again, winning the 2010 Huck Finn Festival banjo championship and attaining top 5 finalist status at the Winfield National Banjo Championship.
  • Dan Meyer has been playing the ultimate “out of the spotlight” instrument, aka the upright bass, since the 1970s. He has performed at the IBMA Bluegrass Showdown in Louisville and at bluegrass festivals across the Midwest. Holding down the bottom for the Barnstormers with his rock steady and intuitive bass stylings, Dan really lights up the place with his ready smile while laying down a smooth rhythm.

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Advance Tickets: Orchestra section $22, Mezzanine section $17 (all fees included).

If not sold out, we will have tickets at the door: Orchestra section $25, Mezzanine section $20, cash or check only.

Handicap seating is available. Please call Richard at 879-3925 for information.

Note: The Vail Theatre of the Arts is located on the southeast side of Tucson, 2 miles north of I-10 and 2 miles south of Valencia, about 1/2 mile east of Houghton on Mary Ann Cleveland Way. Turn at the entrance to Empire High School. If you haven’t been to the theatre before, we strongly suggest visiting our location page .

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