JONATHAN BYRD & THE PICKUP COWBOY
..a folk singer with the heart of a rock 'n' roll band. K. Oliver, Free TimesJonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys are musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters, and old-fashioned tent revivalists. Between heartbreaking ballads and heart-lifting sing-alongs, the Cowboys entertain and get audiences involved in the show.
Byrd is a preacher's son, a Gulf War veteran, and an award-winning songwriter from Chapel Hill, NC, known for literary, outsider songs that have become campfire favorites. The Chicago Tribune called Byrd "one of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years."
Joined by vocal powerhouse Kyshona Armstrong on bass, and musical renaissance man Johnny Waken on guitar, saw and mandolin, Byrd shares the often-missed, always poignant tales of the small people that make the world such a big place.
"...one of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years." -- Chicago Tribune
+ The Podunk Throwbacks
The Podunk Throwbacks...a "throwback" to a time when songwriters believed in their songs enough to allow them to stand on their own - no covers required!! Real-life lyrics combined with a diverse & energetic sampling of different musical styles, provide a little something for everyone.
July 2017 brought about their first cd, titled appropriately, "Emotional Hemophilia." They are currently working on their follow up CD, "OVAFUS!"
Tickets $15. Adv. $20. at the Door