Upcoming Shows 2018:

February 9, 2018
Bogart's Coffee
905 Ocean Ave
Seal Beach, CA 
7:30-9:30 pm

February 10, 2018
Portfolio Coffee
2300 East Fourth Street 
Long Beach, CA
7:30-9:30 pm

February 17, 2018
Private House Concert
Pomona, CA

February 24, 2018
Tony's Original Deli & Bottle Shop
Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA

March 24, 2018
Tony's Original Deli & Bottle Shop
Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA

March 31, 2018
Beach Hut Deli
Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA
7-10 pm

May 19- June 2
UK and Ireland Tour

May 25, 2018
Bar Rakkuda
Plymouth, UK
w/ Peter Crawford

June 1, 2018
Spielbudenpl., 20359 Hamburg, Germany

June 5, 2018
Hamburg, Germany

June 8, 2018
Epiphanias Church Bremen
Bremen, Germany

June 10, 2018 
Schalander, Maintal, Germany

June 11, 2018
Live Club
Bamberg, Germany

June 23, 2018
Bremen, Germany

June 15, 2018
The Musikantenkneipe
Garding, Germany

June 3-August 31
Germany, Austria, Netherlands Tour

June 5, 2018
Hamburg, Germany

November, 2018
Australian Tour

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Motel Americana

Bobbo Byrnes

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Sounds a lot like The Fallen Stars but a little bit more stripped back, mostly acoustic based but still rocking...

  1. 1 Hold me 04:21 Info
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  2. 2 To her door 03:41
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  3. 3 APB 04:06 Info
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  4. 4 Hate this town 04:10
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  5. 5 I may never know 03:24
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  6. 6 Heading south 04:09 Info
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  7. 7 Millsboro 03:43 Info
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  8. 8 Solitaire 02:28
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  9. 9 No expectations 03:34 Info
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  10. 10 Nothing needs to be said 03:19 Info
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  11. 11 1, 2, 3 03:12
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  12. 12 Long way to Nashville 04:58
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Follows the musical storytelling tradition of Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle and Gram Parsons.”


Bobbo writes deeply affecting material and it is delivered with an authenticity that is exhilarating. Even on disc, his blend of roots, rock, country, folk and pop is delivered with the wallop of The Clash”

— Orange County Register

Tour Diary Day 1, May 24, 2017 

Norweigan Airlines. That was the quietest flight I’ve ever been on. I was able to get some sleep and everything.*  

Landed in London, small wait at Customs as they checked my paperwork out - Yes, I planned ahead and got my Tier 5 Sponsorship for musician coming into the country to play music - but it is still a disconcerting feeling when they take you to a sectioned off area and tell you to wait there and then they disappear with your passport.  You end up with that feeling of “I know I did everything right, I hope there’s no problems.” And the woman who was sitting across from me who they were very calmly telling that she did not do things correctly but they know she’s a student studying abroad and they will work it out with her.    

I make my way out of London Gastwick airport and find the train that is right there, ez pz.  Hop on and head to Reading to make my transfer to Plymouth.  

Reading is a nice little town, I’ve got some time to kill between trains as I purchased a later train so that I wouldn’t be rushed and I start walking around until I see some outside tables and chairs and two men and a lady start inquiring about the guitar case.    

“What kind of guitar do you have in there?”  


“He has a Gibson” the woman says “A ‘73 Les Paul.”    

“Very nice.”  

“I like the stickers on your case.” she says.  

I can’t tell which sticker she is pointing at but I think it might have been “this machine kills fascists”, my nod to Woody Guthrie.    

So I sit down and order a sausage roll and a drink.    

We keep talking about traveling and where I’m going and what-not.  Now, I know they are speaking English but sometimes when the guys talk I cannot understand anything they say.  

The woman introduces herself as Annie and she asks if I’m playing in Reading that night.  I tell her no and as we’re all talking I hand them one of my postcards with the website info and stuff.    

“Your last name is Byrnes. My mothers family is Byrne. Maybe we are related.”  

 “It’s certainly possible.”  

 “Where you going now?’” one of the guys asks.  

“I’m heading to the Cornwall area.”  

 “Was that an expensive ticket?”  

“Not too bad, I think about 25 pounds.”  

 I hear them talking amongst themselves and hear one of the guys say something to her like “You’ve got the money, why don’t you go with him?”    

 “It’s been lovely chatting with you, got to run.”  

Maybe that was hasty of me, but it made me feel very uncomfortable.  Sorry folks.  

I return to the train station and I still have about 2 hours before my train when I get a message from Joe Turner.    

Joe Turner and I were in a band together in like ‘91?  When I first met him I remembered being in his room and he had an enormous poster of Kate Bush from “The Dreaming” album cover and I immediately thought “this guy is cool.”  We made a lot of noise in a basement in Newton, Ma before going our separate ways** Nick Gianotti and Jeff Turner also played in that band and it was good for a little while. I can’t even remember the last time I saw Joe but we have stayed in touch through FB to the point that when I saw Kate Bush was doing some shows for the first time in forever - I immediately messaged Joe to make sure he knew and yes, he spent a small fortune buying tickets to Kate’s show in London (when Joe lived in Boston).  

Am I going on too much about Kate Bush?  I don’t care.    

Anyway - Joe now lives in Reading with his wife Jennifer and we met up and had a great catch up and fish n chips.***  

And then a long train ride from 9 pm to 12:20 am to Plymouth where Peter Crawford was waiting for me.  I’m now about to crash because it’s nearly 6 pm PST and 2 am UK time which means I have spent 26 hours traveling to get here.    

Peter has a nice flat and I just met his cat and dog.  I’m sleeping next to Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper.  I feel strong and stable.    


*But no wifi??  

**But I still remember that we had a great song together called “God Given”.  Really catchy and yes, I do remember the chords.  

***And Joe told me all about the Kate Bush concert!

April 4, 2017 

Making shirts and hoodies!

Well, I'm silk screening them I'm not actually making t-shirts.  Oh, my.  Can you imagine making a t-shirt?  There's no way I could measure that out properly.  I bet it would take me at least a day to sew a shirt.  Damn.

Ok - so here's the video:


March 29, 2017 

2017 Tour Dates.  

April 12 - Beatnik Bandito Music Emporium, Santa Ana, CA 
April 15 - Beach Hut Deli, Huntington Beach, CA 
April 22 - The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA (with Roger Clyne) 
May 4 - Alta Coffee, Newport Beach, CA 
May 5 - Raven Cafe, Prescott, AZ, USA 
May 6 - Tucson Folk Festival, Tucson AZ, USA 
May 7 - Private Event, Tucson, AZ USA 
May 16 - AM Radio, Laguna Beach, CA 
May 20 - Whedonopolis, Woodland Hills, CA, USA 
May 25 - Plymstock School, Plymouth UK 
May 25 - Bar Radkuda, Plymouth UK 
May 26 - Core Youth, Saltash, UK 
May 27 - The Brook Inn, Plymouth, UK 
May 28 - Ashtorre Rock Hall, Saltash, UK 
May 28 - Harrowbarrow Village Hall, Callington, UK 
May 30 - Flying Pig, Cambridge, UK (with Alex Petrie) 
June 1 - Tank, Gloucester, UK 
June 3 - The Bath Tavern, Cheltenham, UK 
June 6 - Tanzschule Cordero Lopez, Bremen, Germany 
June 7 - Iberotel Boltenhagen, Boltenhagen, Germany 
June 8 - Halmerweg, Bremen, Germany (workshop) 
June 9 - Halmerweg, Bremen, Germany (workshop) 
June 10 - City-Galerie Siegen, Siegen, Germany 
June 11 - Halmerweg, Bremen, Germany (concert) 
June 12 - Altes Gymnasium Bremen, Bremen, Germany (workshop) 
June 13 - Universität Bremen, Bremen, Germany 
June 13 - Hafen Casino, Bremen, Germany 
June 15 - Tillmann Hahns Gasthaus, Kühlungsborn, Germany 
June 17 - Private Show, Germany
June 17 - Weyher Theater, Weyhe, Germany 
June 21 - Hart Backbord, Bremen, Germany 
June 22 - Radio Show, Oldenburg Eins 
June 22 - Litfaß Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany 
June 23 - Knust, Hamburg, Germany 
June 24 - Haus am Walde, Bremen, Germany (RATS) 
June 25 - Badesee Westrittrum, Westrittrum,, Amelhauser Str. 42, 26197 Großenkneten 
June 29 - Beavers, Miltenberg, Germany 
June 30 - Grammatikoff, Duisburg, Germany 
July 1 - Sonnendeck, Dangast/Varel, Germany 
July 5 - Kanal 21 TV, Bielefeld, Germany 
July 8 -  Private Show, Germany 
July 9 -  Breminale, Bremen, Germany 
July 12 - Iberotel Boltenhagen, Boltenhagen, Germany 
July 15 - Private Event #1 
July 15 - Private Event #2 
July 16 - Olbers – Planetarium, Bremen, Germany 
July 17 - Live - Club Bamberg, Germany 
July 20 - Oldenburg Eins Radio Show 
July 20 - Litfaß Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany 
July 22 - Jack Festival, Kassel, Germany  (Bobbo & Ben) 
July 26 - Diakonie-Krankenhaus, Bremen, Germany 
July 28 - Podium Café, Steendam, Netherlands 
August 4 - Festival in Verden (?) 
August 19 - Pasta Loft, Milford, NH 
Sept 12 - Casa, Costa Mesa, CA 
November 18 - TBA, San Francisco, CA 
November 19 - House Concert, Berkeley, CA 
November 26 - Benefit for Obstetric Fistula, Portland, OR 
December 9/16 - Benefit for Homeless, Nashua, NH

March 28, 2017 

Good Morning!  

Been getting some reviews floating in on "Motel Americana" that I'd like to share with you.

This one is from a Dutch website called Rootsville:

Country Jukebox:

Blue Desert, Danish Magazine:

March 15, 2017 

Hey, you might have noticed there's not a lot of shows posted on my site right now - rest assured, it's not because we don't have any booked - it's because I'm looking into calendar options for the site to make it easy to post the shows.  Currently I'm trying to use Songkick but so many of the venues are not in the database that I'm having to enter in all the information for them.  It's very time consuming and frustrating. 

This week I'll be rocking at the Clubhouse in Placentia with friends Tall as Men.  

If you need more details, email me at  
The whole thing is held together by the unobtrusive singing of the sympathetic artist, who feels comfortable with this multi-faceted mixture of country rock, and roots. Singer / Songwriter-Americana, who does not need a Plan B.”

Country Jukebox (translated from the German)

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Me on Cape Cod.  Pic by John DeSalvo.

Me on Cape Cod. Pic by John DeSalvo.

Booking & Contact

Label: Songs & Whispers
Publishing: Budde Music
Booking U.S.A - bobbo at
Booking Europe - Arne at Songs&Whispers 

MANAGEMENT and all other inquiries:
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Versai The Wine Bar

Versai The Wine Bar, 18248 Imperial Highway, Yorba Linda, CA

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We'll be performing songs off the EP as well as a few other familiar Firefly songs (including that one about your favorite Mudder folk hero!) and giving away some free stuff. And possibly cookies. And it's all absolutely free!!

Also, our friend Glynnes owns the store and both she and it are amazing, so you if you like comic books, pinball, superheroes, local art, board games, or just fun quirky stuff, you should come discover this gem of a shop!

Free! Age limit: All ages


Avocado Festival

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Outlaws of Folk

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Can't Stop The Serenity

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Big Horn Music Festival

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