Jonathan Byrd flies north and south
Yet Jonathan Byrd has found a warm reception here in Canada, with his story-driven songs, wide open ears and deeply honest approach to his art.
Jonathan Byrd’s new album, Cackalack, braids the contradictions beautifully: lyrics drawing on seven generations of North Carolina family history; a band pulled together from the cream of the Canadian bluegrass and folk scene; and a way of telling stories in song that’s uniquely…. Texacarolinacanadian?
If you’ve heard him sing and play you’ll understand. If you haven’t, you’re about to be moved by one of the finest song-crafters on either side of the border: the musicallly migratory Jonathan Byrd.