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 "Bobbo Byrnes offers organic and uplifting music, with authenticity at its core, and a willingness to provide both the truth and an essential escape from it. The weight of the world is lifted and laid-out all at once, and this feels like a classic folk-rock with timeless qualities - whilst also relevantly touching upon everything that is currently raining down upon us."
~Stereostickman.com

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Radio:

As of January 1, 2020 I am being played on over 100 radio stations in the United States and over 50 stations in Europe.

Awards:  

"Best Country/Americana" - OC Music Awards, LA Music Critic Awards
"Best Live Acoustic Band" - OC Music Awards, SoCal Live Music Awards
"Americana Song of the Month" ~ The Akademia
"Best Male Performer" Finalist - LA Music Awards, SoCal Live Music Awards
"Best USA Band" Finalist - Toronto Independent Music Awards
"Best Folk Band" Finalist - Southern Australia Music Awards

Opened for:  

Dave Alvin, The Blasters, Matthew Sweet, BoDeans, Roger Clyne, Ian Hunter, Gin Blossoms, The Church, Lucas Nelson & The Promise of the Real, David Lindley Los Lobos, Robert Earl Keen, Chris Whitley, Ray Wylie Hubbard.

Discography:

  • Motel Americana – 2017
  • Two Sides To This Town – 2018
  • The Red Wheelbarrow - 2019
  • Sea Green Number Five - to be released 2020  

Festivals:

OC Fair (CA) | SXSW (TX) | Lowell Folk Festival (MA) | Twangfest (MO) | Tucson Folk Festival (AZ) | Poor Pony (LA) | Breminale (Germany) | Open Air (Germany) | Radio Gong (Germany) | Wien Americana Fest (Austria) | Southern California Americana Festival (CA)

Venues:

  • The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • The Viper Room - Los Angeles, CA
  • Molly Malone's - Los Angeles, CA
  • Zingers - Milford, NH
  • The Burren - Somerville, MA
  • Cowgirl BBQ - Santa Fe, NM
  • Sam's Burger Joint - San Antonio, TX
  • Breathe Cocktail - Kernersville, NC
  • Growl - Dallas, TX
  • Beatnik Bandito Music Emporium - Santa Ana, CA

 

Community Action:

Bobbo has organized benefits for the following charities:  

  • Sweet Relief (Musicians Aid)
  • Harbor Homes (Homeless in New Hampshire)
  • LA/OC Food Banks
  • Quilts for Empowerment (Obstetric Fistula in Kenya)
  • Equality Now (Violence against women around the world) 

Press: 

“Bobbo Byrnes offers an approach that is the essence of genuine Americana - heart wrenching, passionate and a sound that’s both tender and tenacious without compromising either. It only takes a cursory listen to ‘Two Sides to This Town’ to recognize the fact that an important and essential new artist has indeed arrived.”  
-Goldmine Magazine Jan 2019

“It is strange that he is not a bigger name with his secure, flashy and sometimes shabby northern country and Americana accurately described as more Westerberg than Skynyrd.”  
-Blues Roots Corner Belgium 

“Bobbo Byrnes is one of the hardest working musicians in the Americana community today.”  
-LA Music Critic 
 
“…is one of those albums you stumble across and wonder why the hell this guy isn't better known.”
-Rock-N-Reel Magazine U.K. 

Bio:

Growing up on the ponds and ice rinks of Massachusetts, Bobbo dreamed of one day being an NHL goalie. Instead he ended up reading too much Kerouac, hitchhiking and touring around collecting stories and songs along the way. Performed over 300 shows across the United States and Europe in 2018 and 2019. 

News: 

“The Red Wheelbarrow” release: Sept 2019 Recorded in Nashville with the drumming of Ken Coomer (Wilco/Uncle Tupelo) the Hammond organ playing of Rami Jaffee (Wallflowers/Foo Fighters) and guitar playing of Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music)

Placements:

National advertisement campaign, Cinemax, Independent films

Reviews

"Bobbo Byrnes has long proven himself as a key voice on the international Americana scene. On his new solo album “Motel Americana”, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist continues to successfully explore roots rock and alt-country, focusing on the slightly quieter and more nuanced regions of Americana." ~ Robert Kinsler, Desert Star Weekly

“Hold Me' betrays an incredible sense of empathy within its lamentful leanings - Bobbo Byrnes has a sure sense of today's misplaced sensibilities and offers an ingenius remedy.”  Americana Song of the Month - The Akademia Awards