Jim Barnes, Balladeer
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Jim has now become a published author.  His recent book, Walk Well the Winding Way was published by Christian Faith Publishing in the late Fall of 2017.  It is available on various platforms such as Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble, as well as directly from Jim.  The cost is $15.95 for this 52 lesson book. 

Jim's appearance at the Belmont (NH) Senior Center in March was so appreciated he has been invited back to perform at the Center's Summer Luncheon on August, 17th, 2017.

Jim's latest CD, Meanwhile, Back in New Hampshire... has  been released and is available at most retail stores.  See the Retail Locations page for the complete list.  Many thanks to fiddler Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki and Joe Pierog, upright bassist, for their fine work on this latest musical effort.

Here's little note just received, regarding Meanwhile, Back in New Hampshire..."  Jim, I LOVE your new CD--a sweet mix of fun songs that show your enjoyment of life along with songs with important messages."  Sarah T.W. of Canterbury, NH.

CD's are now available at Alstead Country Crafts.  Alstead is a bit off the beaten path, but well worth the trip!  Just  LOADED with handmadc items of all kinds, from candles and soa[ to stuffed animals and wooden toys--really a fabulous treasure trove!

Eastern Propane, Jim's major sponsor, has renewed their committment for 2018, their eighth season with Jim.  Thanks to this great company!

Also renewing their sponsorship is Crossroads Chiropractic.  Their FIFTH year! 

Jim's winter work included the creation of an advertising jingle for Just Maple Farm of Tilton, NH.  Give a listen to your local radio station to hear the jingle.

Jim is now booking performances for the remainder of  2018.  If you are interested in having him for your event, party or group get-together, contact him soon as the schedule is filling up!  E-mail is best:  plain-folkmusic@hotmail.com.

The August, 2015 fundraiser on behalf of the Gilmanton Area Food Pantry was a huge success!  A LOT of money was raised for that great cause!  Want to raise money for YOUR group?  Contact Jim for details on how to put on a successful fundraiser, with almost no investment on your part.

GREAT NEWS:  Based on strong performances in recent years Jim has been invited back to the Alton Home and Recreation Show and the National Hunting and Fishing Day in 2018.  People know good entertainment when they hear it!

MORE NEWS:  Jim's stellar performance at the 8th Annual Miles Smith Farm Open Farm Day has earned him a re-booking for October, 2018.  "I love your music!" said Carole S., owner and event organizer.  Also on hand for the 2016 event was US Senator Jeanne Shaheen, who also said, "I love your music!"

It was a great St. Patrick's weekend, so much so that Jim has already been re-booked at the Hungry Buffalo in Loudon, NH for 2018.  Performance to be Sunday, March 18, beginning at 2:00 pm.  Erin go Bragh!


Jim's performance at The Hungry Buffalo (Loudon, NH)  has earned him an invitation back for St. Patrick's 2018.

Other new locations carrying CD's are the Cardigan Mountain Store in Bristol, NH and Mack's Apples, in Londonderry, NH, as well as the Alton Bay Country Store in Alton, NH.

CD's are also available at the NH Farm Museum in Milton, NH.

AN IDEA:  Looking for a stocking stuffer, birthday gift or Father's Day present for that hard to satisfy person?  Why not one of Jim's CD's?  People all over love Jim's take on New Hampshire.  Here's your opportunity to let those relatives from "away" know what our state is all about.




Decals on Jim's awesome van are courtesy of another of Jim's great sponsors:  AutoServ of Tilton, NH.  Thanks to Donna and staff!  Jim is now "POWERED BY AUTOSERV"!

And also this GREAT NEWS!!:  A new sponsor: Dr. Donna Peck and Dr. Andrew Julian from Pembroke Animal Hospital have joined Jim's sponsor list, with support for the Suncook United Methodist Church fundraiser for Our Family's Table, which took place on September 13th, 2015 and which raised $1,000.00 for that organization.

Meredith Village Savings Bank has renewed their sponsorship and will again sponsor Jim's  performance at the 2018 Alton Centennial Rotary Home and Garden Show.

Looking ahead:  Jim's 2018 appearances will include trips to the Senior Centers in Both Brentwood and Litchfield, NH. There are also irons in the fire for any numbeer of concert events all across New Hampshire so please check back to the World Tour page to see the most recent bookings.