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NEWS ARCHIVES

October 23/11: The Sojourners album wins the Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding Contemporary Christian/Gospel Recording.

February 02/11: 'The Sojourners' album is nominated for a Juno Award for Blues Album of the Year.

October 22/10: The Sojourners tour the Netherlands with Jim Byrnes.

September 21/10: Black Hen Music releases a DVD documenting the performances of The Sojourners and many other artists as part of the All Star Tribute to the Music of the Mississippi Sheiks at the Capilano Theatre. It was released in Canada, the United States and Europe.

September 19/10: The Sojourners cast off on a Gospel Cruise in Vancouver with special guests Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne and Candus Churchill & The Gospel Experience. Jim Byrnes and Paul Pigat will be aboard too, along with other suprises. See a poster here.

May 12/10: The Sojourners appear with over a dozen other musicians and singers at the Capilano University Theatre in North Vancouver as part of an All Star Tribute to the Music of the Mississippi Sheiks.

March 19/10: The Sojourners embark on a tour of Germany and Belgium with Jim Byrnes.

January 19/10: The Sojourners' eponymous sophmore recording is released on the Black Hen Music label.

May 12/09: Jim Byrnes' new recording My Walking Stick featuring The Sojourners is released on the Black Hen Music label.

April 26 to May 6/09 The Sojourners tour Germany and the Netherlands for the first time ever with Jim Byrnes.

April 07/09: 7 Continents, 1 Earth: A CBC/Radio-Canada Earth Day Celebration - Jim Byrnes and The Sojourners joined other environmentally aware performers from around the world to perform in Montreal. Listen to it here on CBC Radio 2 Concerts on Demand.

January 27/09: Let Freedom Sing, a Time-Life 3CD set documenting the music of the Civil Rights era is released. It includes Eyes on the Prize, by the Sojourners. Buy it here at Barnes & Noble.

October 30/08: The Sojourners were nominated for a MapleBlues Award in the New Artist/Group category.

October 30/08: The Sojourners were selected to appear at the MapleBlues Awards ceremony on January 19th in Toronto.

October 09/08: The Sojourners were nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in the Vocal Group of the Year category.

September 15/08: The Sojourners performed at the Western Canadian Music Awards festival in Edmonton on October 18th at The Artery. They were also been selected to perform on the WCMA show on October 19th.

September 01/08: Eyes on the Prize, a track from The Sojourners' Black Hen CD Hold On, was selected for inclusion in an upcoming Time-Life compilation on the Civil Rights era.

July 31/08: The Sojourners were nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award in the Roots Album of the Year – Group category.

October 18/07: Jim Byrnes' House of Refuge CD featuring The Sojourners won the Western Canadian Music Awards trophy for Outstanding Blues Recording.

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