Ham Jam House Concert
Byrd & Street
07/23/2016, 10/17/2015, 09/13/2014, 02/04/2012
Byrd & Street will play a fine acoustic concert on Saturday, July 23rd,
2016 at 7:00 PM.
Since 2001, American duo Byrd & Street have been bringing audiences to their feet with their “solid first- class songwriting,” “impeccable male/female harmony,” and lively stories about their songs. Four-time nominees for Texas Music Awards (2009, 2012 and 2014,) three- time Kerrville Festival New Folk finalists including 2013, their songs have been recorded by other artists, including Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary who recorded “Let Me Be Your Friend,” a song about animal adoption. Their CD’s have made the Folk DJ “Best of Year” Charts, Freeform American Roots Charts, Americana Charts and the Texas Roots Charts. Their newest and 4th release, “Words and Music” spent 4 months on the Top Albums Folk DJ Chart after charting #8 in the spring, and made #2 on the Roots Music Chart. The band just completed a month-long tour of their heart-felt story songs and toe-tapping music in New Mexico and Colorado. The duo has played opening acts for Lori Morgan, Guy Clark, Travis Tritt, Ricky Scaggs and KC Chambers at Austin’s One World Theater.
Before Byrd & Street, Tommy Byrd played with the Geezinslaws, sang harmony on a Willie Nelson recording, was under contract with in Memphis and won numerous songwriting awards, including the Song of Austin. Kathy Street sang with various folk and pop groups, a sisters’ quartet and performed in musicals and cabarets. As a duo, Tommy‘s “intelligent well-executed guitar playing” and his soulful voice is a perfect and rare blend with Kathy’s sweet, ethereal harmony.
Their music has been licensed by the Austin Humane Society, Pet Connect, Austin German Shepherd Rescue, Rover to the Rescue, Heart Gallery of Central Texas, adoption agencies throughout the US, and the Redman House Foundation. Hear their music and find more about them at www.byrdandstreet.com.
“This is exactly why I keep playing music on the radio for the past 24 years! Trust me, I get a lot of music here, and this sets the standard for everyone else to shoot for.” ~ Norm Mast, WVPE Elkhart, Indiana
In addition to being fabulous musicians, Tommy and Kathy are both amazingly talented visual artists. Tommy works almost exclusively in pen and ink or pencil, sketching portraits and images of the vanishing way of life in Texas and the south. Kathy’s works are primarily landscapes. In addition to oils, she has worked in acrylics and batiks.
“Love the new CD!! Your music is full of hope and optimism mixed with a little humor, just what a weary world needs! Listening to it has improved my outlook on life.” ~ D. Mahoney Tyler, Texas
"I visited places in my heart that I hadn't seen for many years; some brought tears of sadness, some brought tears of joy, but one incredible thing is it was all so welcome and well balanced. Byrd & Street are one of the best shows I have ever heard." ~ Alan Vajdos, Rear Window Listening Room in Ganado, Texas
BYRD & STREET with GREG WHITFIELD at the Bugle Boy
Tommy Byrd 2011 Kerrville NewFolk
The Checkout Line
Doors open at 7:00 and the concert is 8:00 to 10:00.
$20 suggested admission donation
BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!
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