From Guest Correspondent Heather of LyricalVenus.com
Jonathan Byrd is an amazing songwriter and poet from North Carolina, and he also has some pretty kickin' blogs over on his MySpace (he does on occasion use some words in his blogs that aren't safe for work, but he's just telling it like it is.) I highly recommend checking him out if you want a slice of good ole Americana musical pie - made with Granny Smith apples for some tart and zing, and it's probably got a hearty whole wheat crust, none of that pale, pasty stuff. Or if you need a good pull of whiskey, straight from the flask. He's got both of those kinds of songs, and probably a few others besides.
This video is from a session Jonathan did at Radiolive in Pensacola, Florida. It's on the lighter side as far as his stories go - it's funny, clever, sweet and I love it - The Waitress:
Jonathan tours extensively around the country, if you ever get a chance to see one of his shows, GO, it's not to be missed! Check his calendar and then mark yours:
If he's not gonna be near you for a while, at least you can listen to and buy music on his websites. You could even set up a house concert to get him to come your way!