James Reams and the Barnstormers are a New York group I was not familiar with, but then I don’t get out of the County much. When I checked their web site they carry a heavy tour schedule; they just haven’t come through eastern N.C. Their CD came across my desk last week, and it was quite good- very traditional hard driving bluegrass. Their words describe the style the best- “edgy, emotional and exciting.”
They are working on a documentary filmed at the International Bluegrass Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky, and it looks to be a dandy. From what I can see the hard part will be what to edit out, ’cause they interviewed one bluegrass legend after another. Check their web site for updates, my guess is when finished it is gonna be a keeper.