Originally from Kentucky but now living in NYC, James Reams plays old-school bluegrass music. What do they teach you in bluegrass music's Old School? The Three E's of course: Keep it Edgy, Emotional and Exciting. James Reams & The Barnstormers (jamesreams.com) tread the territory where bluegrass, old-time, classic country, honky tonk and rockabilly meet in the night to swap stories. From those subversive encounters, James Reams, Mark Farrell, Doug Nicolaisen and Nick Sullivan have emerged with their own spin on traditional American music.