23/11: The Sojourners album
wins the Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding Contemporary
02/11: 'The Sojourners' album
is nominated for a Juno Award for Blues Album of the Year.
the Netherlands with Jim Byrnes.
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
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.
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.
19/10: The Sojourners
embark on a tour of Germany and Belgium with Jim Byrnes.
19/10: The Sojourners'
eponymous sophmore recording is released on the Black
Hen Music label.
12/09: Jim Byrnes'
new recording My Walking Stick
featuring The Sojourners
is released on the Black Hen
26 to May 6/09 The Sojourners tour
Germany and the Netherlands for the first time ever
with Jim Byrnes.
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.
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.
30/08: The Sojourners
were nominated for a MapleBlues
Award in the New Artist/Group category.
30/08: The Sojourners
were selected to appear at the MapleBlues
on January 19th in Toronto.
09/08: The Sojourners
were nominated for a Canadian
Folk Music Award in the Vocal Group of the
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.
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.
31/08: The Sojourners were
nominated for a Western Canadian
Music Award in the Roots Album of the Year
– Group category.
Byrnes' House of Refuge CD featuring The
Sojourners won the Western
Canadian Music Awards trophy for Outstanding