Jul 3, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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Jonathan Byrd is hands down the best small venue musician I have ever seen. His ability to connect with an audience is magnified in the small venue. I left feeling utterly transformed. His concert is not one to be missed.
Jonathan Byrd has been stirring up the music scene since 2001. He won the prestigious New Folk competition in Kerrville, TX soon after the release of The Waitress. His newest release Cackalack, pays tribute to his home state of North Carolina and is full of his best music yet. His music draws from folk, honky tonk, bluegrass and the blues. His songs are about people we know and care about and his choruses are the kind you can’t help but sing along to. You can check him out at youtube.com/jonathanbyrd He is stopping by in Seattle for one night only and this is a concert you don’t want to miss.
Here is what other people have to say about Jonathan Byrd:
“This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine’s gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark’s lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett’s wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey’s knack for the revealing image.” Scott Alarik in the Boston Globe
‘Sing Out!’ magazine says Byrd is, “a songwriter of exceptional talent… with the stark storytelling of the finest traditional balladeers.”
Tom Paxton said “What a treat to hear someone so deeply rooted in tradition, yet growing in his own beautiful way.”
“Jonathan Byrd is one of the Top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years.” – Rich Warren of WFTM in the Chicago Tribune.
And Dan Weber is causing a stir of his own. Dan was recently named a Finalist in the prestigious New Folk' competition and songs on Ash and Bone are getting rave reviews from American Songwriter Magazine to accolades in the Great American Song Contest! Check him out at http://www.danwebermusic.com/index.html
"'Hank and Jesus' by Dan Weber is easily the best folk song I heard in 2011. It has a timeless and authentic 'Me and Bobby McGee' feel to it. It's a highlight on my Best of 2011 compilation CD."- Jack Bohl, DJ, 'Pastures of Plenty' KBOO 90.7 FM Portland, OR
"One of Portland's finest young songwriters, 'Dangerous' Dan Weber!"
- Tom Russell, Legendary Songwriter