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, but Reader hits more of the notes! Seriously, the depth of thought and guitar technique equate to such artists. Rick Huff, Albuquerque, NM, Western Music Critic, 'Rope Burns' and 'The Western Way'
What's New? A joint concert with professional chamber choir PROCORO CANADA (resident ensemble at the Winspear Centre, Edmonton, AB) in April '12, created some exciting developments! Choir arrangments for Jim's songs were created for ProCoro by Trent Worthington. This first concert was recorded and filmed, and the responses to the music and videos is very encouraging. The show is moving forward as The Grande Ole Chorral.
community, school & house concerts
Many of Jim's songs are tributes to the 'golden years of the cowboy'' and the rugged times around 1880 with mind boggling roundups and cattle drives. Along with it was settlement of the western frontier by adventurous characters who are still unmatched in their contributions to our North American culture. ( .... learn more)
western heritage tribute show
A unique 'edu-taining' experience that's tailored for any type of venue. Jim's program is a 'mini-vacation' into both the old and new west.
Intensely researched this multi-media presentation features hundreds of photos and western artwork perfectly timed to augment the lyrics and stories Jim's songs tell.
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"code of the west" corporate workshops and ranch retreats
Extremely unique focussing workshops for busy people and companies. Extremely unique locations in which to re-group, re-focus, re-energize and re-adjust the focus of individuals and the culture of corporations. Jim has 20 years of coaching and facilitating workshops for high achieving entrepreneurs and facilitating new thinking on corporate culture based on over 150 principles and strategies of The Code of the West. ( .... learn more)
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