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Jim Bryson @ West End Cultural Centre

. : : March 5th, 2011 : : . The CBC recently aired a recording of the penultimate date on a tour that Jim Bryson, backed by The Weakerthans, took across Canada in support of his most recent album, Falcon Lake Incident. The (almost an) hour long set reaches its absolute pinnacle at its most poignant point: Jim Bryson dedicates Fire Watch to his ailing father, who sadly passed away only weeks after this concert was performed. The unbridled affection cuts through Bryson’s voice as he banters about his father before the dedication, adding a heavy weight to the performance. Almost the entire FLI album is represented…

Jim Bryson @ Horseshoe Tavern

. : : October 19th, 2010 : : . I mostly know Jim Bryson for his role in Kathleen Edwards‘ touring band. Sure, I saw Jim perform some of his songs on the night of the NXNE festival that first introduced me to Kathleen Edwards, but I was so enchanted by Kathleen that I was still processing the awesomeness and any memory of Jim’s set has since become a distant blur. Jim’s professional relationship with Kathleen kept him at the forefront of my “To Check Out (Soon Maybe Someday Possibly When I Get Around To It)” list, which I think we all have, but various…