“News & Such” so… I’ll be concentrating a little less on shows in Nov/Dec, and concentrating more on the next record. My Charlie Bob’s gig over the last 6mos. has helped me recalibrate old songs, old favorites, and long-lost originals and covers. While it looks like CB’s will be gone in 2017, I’m already looking forward to a new record, new cities for next year’s tour(s), the 10th Anniv. of Byrd’s Auto Parts, and lots of inspiration from you. Thank you friends!
Every Tues in Dec! — CHARLIE BOB’S 6PM – 8PM •••
Some Very Special Past Shows… June 4 — KARVANA, Atlanta, GA w/Slim Chance & the Convicts — 30th Anniversary Show! Couldn’t have gone better. Such a beautiful night of long-loved friends and music. My second home.June 2 @ THE STATION INN — Jon Byrd & Byrd’s Auto Parts w/Fats Kaplin & Milan Miller AND Jared Manzo & Marty Lynds — back at the Station Inn before a packed house of regulars, visitors, and Nashville songwriters. Music lovers all!Sun May 29 — COUNTRY MUSIC HALL of FAME w/Pete Finney was a such an amazing time. Once again I learned so much about the history of the pedal steel, the mechanics of instruments, and the artists who have mastered it down through the years. And getting to accompany Pete on some many legendary songs… wow. So much more than your average “demonstration.” I felt we all should get diplomas when it was over!And as if that wasn’t a big enough Sunday, a very fine time was had by all at the New RADIO CAFE “Country Music Sunday” with me, Grant Johnson, and Mike Bub trying to teachin’ ’em what they don’t know how. And Radio Cafe folks know a LOT! Big fun…•
My debut for UNDER THE APPLE TREE SESSIONS with BOB HARRIS from last Fall’s England Tour. A little froggy, but proud to sing a song I wrote with Mr. Butch Primm. Jon Byrd – ‘Well Of Wishes’ | UNDER THE APPLE TREE•
AND.. my interview on author and journalist Barry Mazor’s “Roots Now” Radio Show on ACME RADIO can be heard HERE:
A new video for ROUTE 41’s “Just Another Gun” (Al Shelton)
from the fab East Nashville Underground Festival and @Makeitpopnash DIG!•
THE BEST NORWAY & ENGLAND TOUR EVER!
Simply could not have gone any better thanks to so, so many friends!
NORWAY started with Egil and Hallgeir in FERKINGSTAD: a wonderful village of amazing music lovers, then three days of shows at the Kulturnatt Festival in HAUGESUND and a fine few days with Camilla and the Sorhus family. Then on to Buckleys in OSLO and Moskus in TRONDHEIM with Tor and Chris taking care of my and my scratchy voice. What a grand week— all thanks to Camilla Sorhus and C-U Publicity!•
Then on to ENGLAND— and the Under the Apple Tree Sessions in OXFORD with Bob Harris and his son Miles Myerscough-Harris at the helm. From there to David Pyatt and The Garage in LONDON, then Paul Collins and The Working Men’s Club in PANGBOURNE, and back to LONDON for Simon Beards’ House Concert. The next day off to HORBURY and WAKEFIELD for two shows in one day: the Cricketers Arms and the Bull and Fairhouse Pub with our musical cohort Steve Chapman Smith. The next morning was LIVERPOOL and that means BBC Merseyside with our buddy Billy Butler, and so many dear L’pool friends— Grateful Fred’s Cafe D’Art in FORMBY and a couple of relaxing days with our pals The Good Intentions in the hometown of John, Paul, George, and Ringo. More great pals in TANSLEY: Alan and Marilyn Clark’s Stoneridge House Concert. Before the last show, Halloween was celebrated with Miss Edwina Hayes in lovely Driffield. Then to YORK and the Edinburg Arms with the great songwriters and performers of Yorkshire, all thanks to Dave and Lorraine Clark’s hospitality!
Whew! More details and photos to come. I was home in Nashville 24hrs when me and the Auto Parts pulled off one of the best shows of the year at the Family Wash Nov 6— a kind of “So good to be home” show. And the next night Nov 7 I did some Gram tunes at the Douglas Corner for the Gram Parsons In’tl annual event and this year, a celebration of the Road Mangler! Finally, last night at the legendary Brown’s Diner, a musical birthday celebration for my ol’ pard Davis Raines… THE best songwriter in Music City. A great night. Great weekend. What a way to finish up the tour.
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I had the great good fortune to be a part of a film class at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film here in Nashville that took one of the songs from ROUTE 41 —Adam Wright’s “Would You Like to Dance” — and produced a music video for it. I can’t say enough about the commitment, focus, and talent of all the students involved, especially Director Roxanne Nawrot. Thank you Prof. Ron Coons for making this happen.
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Back into TJ Tunes Studio with Thomm Jutz to work on a pal’s songs after the tour…
Press-love for Route 41
Byrd’s Auto Parts: We don’t rock. Ever.
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