In the interest of Truthiness in Madvertising:
The band will be~~~
ALEX MCCOLLOUGH (The Wrights) on PEDAL STEEL;
JEN GUNDERMAN (The Jayhawks) on ACCORDION
and ED ADKINS (The Derailers) on up-right bass.
I'll be debuting new songs from my forth-coming cd DOWN AT THE WELL OF WISHES.
Here's a link to a live version of the title track at the world famous Bluebird Cafe:
I've also attached a representative song from the new recording, a project a little different from the West Coast Country sound of Byrd's Auto Parts.
My VERY SPECIAL GUEST will be DAVIS RAINES. Please take a listen to MY FAVORITE NASHVILLE SONGWRITER. He is stone cold BRILLIANT.
"AMERICANA THE WAY IT WAS AND THE WAY IT SHOULD BE ~~ His vocal sound-- a touch of Haggard here and a smear of Willie there-- is wonderfully dated, old Opry and much the better for it. His original songs, such as Jackknife and Reputation, sound like old friends." Fred Dellar, MOJO MAGAZINE
"It wouldn't take the 'Perfect World' Jon Byrd sings about with such wistful, regretful finesse on this disc for more people to know him as the terrifically accomplished, versatile country singer he is." Barry Mazor, NO DEPRESSION
"Even in the rootsy arena of country musicians full of reverence for the genre's past, crafting new music doesn't have to be a regurgitation of worn clichés. On his debut, Jon Byrd proves it. A stunning country album that's as traditional and timeless as they come." Hal Horowitz, GEORGIA MUSIC MAGAZINE
"When you open the mail and find a record like Jon Byrd's Byrd’s Auto Parts, for a moment things seem right with the music world." W.M. Smith, HOUSTON PRESS
"BEST LOCAL COUNTRY, OFF THE ROW ~~ The string-bending excellence is expected; what surprises is the penetrating power of his pen and entertaining quality of his voice." Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
"The surprise of the listening session was JON BYRD. His CD shows it's time for him to step out of the shadows and as a sideman. A well-deserved DISCovery Award." Robert K. Oermann, MUSIC ROW MAGAZINE
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He claims to love country music... but what country???James Kelly should go back to Scotland.
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