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and other stuff said behind Jim's back

Following Jim's performance at the Alton Home, Garden & Recreation Show, Tom H. of Pittsfield said, "Jim, you remind me of Pete Seeger!"

Marilyn B. said of Jim's appearance before her organization:  "The group was very pleased with the entertainment and marveled at your talent with instruments and musical composition."

"I LOVED your song choices!" Kate B said of Jim's October, 2013 appearance at the Senior Center.

"You remind me so much of Gordon Lightfoot!"  Dirk N. of WEMJ AM1490.

"We want to have you back at The Big E" Gail, from the NH Dept of Agriculture.

"Jim, I just LOVE your music!"  Sue Y.

"Just book us in for next year, the Sunday before St. Patrick's" said Jim, from The Hungry Buffalo, "The show was fabulous!"

"We'll have you back next year," said Peter, of Jim's performance at his Irish party in Massachusetts.


Barbara from Manchester, following Jim's performance at her Dad's birthday party:  "You created the perfect mood for the day!"

 "Your new CD is great!"  June, from MA.

MaryAnne of the NH Country Store shared this with Jim recently:  "I am amazed at the number of people who see your CD's here and remark, 'I've heard of him,' or 'I've seen him play.'  "You may not know it, Jim," she went on, "But you're making a name for yourself!"

"When my residents want a particular performer to return, they ask for "that piano player" or "that violin player" but for you, Jim, for you they ask for you by NAME!  Amazing!"  Lorna, Activities Director

"You're better that half of the famous guys out there!" Corey, Campton, NH

It's his voice that captivates his audience. His deep resonant baritone is rich and full. “It’s almost magical,” says fan Linda.

From Denise of Franklin NH:  "What a fabulous show!  You are a one talented man! You provided a wonderful evening of high quality entertainment....  And TWO standing ovations!"

June of Bow, NH writes:  "what a wonderful time we had.  I'd recommend you to anyone, anytime."

"What a fabulous show!"  Marshall.


"I loved listening and hearing your wonderful lyrics.  I loved your songs and enjoyed your sense of humor."  Mary C.

"Jim, what I like about recording for you is that you always give me such good material to work with."

Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki, on Jim's new CD, scheduled for release in April, 2015.


"You want an Irish singer?  Just hire Jim.  It's as simple as that!"  John W. from Mass.

"You are amazing!"---Carol from Maine


"Great show!  You are really an amazing performer,"  Carrie--Salem, MA.


"I want you for my next event!"  Jay--Exeter, NH


Often Jim will write a song especially for an occasion,
as he did for Dr. Stephanie Mills, for an open house
Crossroads Chiropractic . “That song,” reported Dr. Stephanie “ was the highlight of my 2008.”

"The apple picking song and the one about the cider donuts made me feel that I was right there in the orchard," said Dan from Concord.

 Jack from Alton said "I had a great time at the open farm day! Jim Barnes' singing really made it special. He's not just a great singer he's a great entertainer.

“When he sings a ballad he just takes you away with him.” “His interpretations are excellent,” says fan Kevin.


"You remind me of Tommy Makem" says fan Brian K.


"Everyone enjoyed your music.  I'm glad my son hired you for my surprise birthday party."  Bobbie W.

"What a voice you have.  Incredible!" says fan Judy.

“He gives as much in his show as some bands 
do,” says Andy from Franklin.  


"When the music started, well, that just made the event," said Sonia M. about Jim's recent Open House appearance.

"Your music really enhanced our event."  Lillian.


"Gotta have you back next year too," said Mark about Jim's recent appearance at his event.