080113 Jim Barnes, NH Balladeer, Releases Third Album (248)

GILMANTON — Jim Barnes, NH Balladeer, of Gilmanton Iron Works, is pleased to announce the release of his new CD, You Can't Get There From Here.This latest CD of "New Hampshire-flavored music" is Jim's third, following the successes of New Hampshire On My Mind and Made In The Granite State. He has also recorded a CD of traditional Irish pub-style music, On the Rocky Road To Dublin.

You Can't Get There From Here is a compilation of 13 of Jim's original songs, plus one poem and features the fine fiddle work of Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki, with bass and lead guitar by Matt Marcil. Jim plays six and twelve string guitar and five string banjo and percussion on the disc.

Jim Barnes is well-known throughout New Hampshire for his thought provoking, melodic and sometimes humorous lyrics. This new CD features titles such as Apple Pickin' Time, Snow Day, Hard Times and The Backyard Swing, in addition to the title tune.

Barnes has appeared in any number of New Hampshire venues, from The Deerfield, Hopkinton and Hillsborough County Fairs to the MS Mount Washington, with stops at numerous Old Home Days, summer concert series' and Farmer's Markets along the way. He has twice represented New Hampshire at The Big E, Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, Mass at the invitation of the NH Department of Agriculture.

CD's of Jim Barnes, NH Balladeer are available in nearly 40 stores across New Hampshire. A complete list of retail locations is available on Jim's website: www.thefolkmusician.com.