Monday music: “Crossroads” and “Walk on Boy”

Friday I wanted to do Jim Byrnes’s version of “Fire on the Bayou,” the song that will make you believe that “fire” and “bayou” rhyme. (Yay, Creole!) But there isn’t one on YouTube, so I “settled” for an amazing version by Trombone Shorty and Cyril Neville. But I still loves me some Jim Byrnes. As an actor, I first was introduced to him, as many genre fans were, on Highlander: The Series, where he played Joe Dawson, one of the Watchers. But Byrnes is also a superb blues musician — I was lucky enough to see him perform live at SyndiCon back in the 1990s — and here are two excellent live performances of his, the Robert Johnson classic “Crossroads” and the Doc Watson classic “Walk on Boy.”

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