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PAST SHOWS 2016
Sat Dec 17 FLATROCK COFFEE 6-8PM w/Jared Manzo & Paul Niehaus
Sat Nov 19 — KARVARNA, Atlanta, GA w/Slim Chance and the Convicts
Every Tues in Nov & Dec — CHARLIE BOB’S
Sat, Oct 8 — SHUPSTOCK ’16: 3rd Annual East Nashville Backyard Music Festival
Every Tues in October — CHARLIE BOB’S
Sept 22 — DOUGLAS CORNER w/David Newbould
Sept 21 — 5 SPOT w/Amelia White & The Blue Souvenirs
Sept 19 — FAMILY WASH w/Kevin Gordon & Stephen Simmons
Sept 17 — BLACK DOG HOUSE CONCERT Chicago, IL
Wed Sept 14 — OLD SCHOOL FARM to TABLE MUSIC ROOM w/Byrd’s Auto Parts
Sept 11 — BOB TEDROW’S HOMEWOOD MUSIC Birmingham, AL
Presented by The Writer’s Share & Bob Tedrow & Homewood Musical Instrument Co.
Sept 10 — BOWMAN HOUSE CONCERT SERIES Lawrenceville/Atlanta, GA
Sept 9 — FLICKER BAR Athens, GA w/Dave Marr
Every Tues in September — CHARLIE BOB’S
Aug 22 — ACME RADIO: “Acme Unplugged” Songwriter Series
w/Chuck Mead, Sarah Potenza, and Trent Summar
Sat, Aug 20 — The FAMILY WASH Gram Parsons Night
Sat, Aug 20 — HILLBILLY HAIKU HOUSE CONCERT Lebanon, TN
Sat, Aug 13 — THE FAMILY WASH w/Byrd’s Auto Parts
Thurs, Aug 4 — The STATION INN w/Byrd’s Auto Parts
Every Tues in August — CHARLIE BOB’S
July 21 — KIMBRO’S, Franklin, TN w/Alice Wallace & Brian Ashley Jones
July 10 — RADIO CAFE w/Byrd’s Auto Parts
July 9 — DOUGLAS CORNER w/Davis Raines, Larry Mitchell, & Ace Ford
July 6 — The 5 SPOT w/Rod Picott
July 3 — The 5 SPOT “Country Music Sundays”
Every Tues in July — CHARLIE BOB’S
June 28 — AMERICAN LEGION POST 82 “Hony Tonk Tuesdays”
June 26 — GUNSTREET GOODS Summer Party w/Laura May Socks, Tony Martinez, Joshua Hedley
June 23 — The 5 SPOT w/Don Gallardo
June 22 — The FAMILY WASH w/Michael Kelsh
June 18 — PlottFest, Maggie Valley, NC — Byrd’s Auto Parts’ 3rd Appearance at the N.C. PLOTT HOUND FESTIVAL!
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…•
The Vinyl Lunch with Tim Hibbs on ACME RADIO…
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)
Return to The Family Wash — Annual Family Wash Show During AMA Week w/Bill Jackson & Tom Mason
W/David Newbould & the Stowaways @ The 5 Spotw/Clark Paterson & JR Wyatt
W/John Lilly & Arty Hill @ Hillbilly Haiku House Concerts, Lebanon, TN
W/Tiffany Huggins Grant’s ‘Jonquil Child’ CD Release Show @ Douglas Corner Cafe, Nashville, TN
W/David Newbould & the Stowaways and John Mann and Drew Smithers @ The Tin Roof, Nashville, TN
PlottFest, 2015 ~ Maggie Valley, NCWriter’s Share @ WorkPlay ~ Birmingham, ALENSC @ Mad Donna’s ~ Nashville, TN
1st gig at the Basement East opening for Miss Kelsey Waldon Mon May 18Such a great night of music with Amelia White, Kevin Gordon, and Sergio Webb at Douglas Corner Fri May 151st time-long time at Brown’s Diner with Marty Lynds on the skins Monday May 111st time ever with horns at Derek Hoke’s $2 Tuesday May 5th at the 5 Spot, East Nashville, TN•
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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THE BEST NORWAY & ENGLAND TOUR EVER IN 2014!
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.