After a detour away from music for over 20 years, in 2007 ANDY BYRON released his first CD of original material called, "SOMEWHERE OR NOWHERE." The music delivers upbeat country to acoustic folk to driving country-rock with focus on meaningful lyrics. One track, "FORTY MILES TO SAN ANTONE," spent 12 weeks during the Spring and Summer of 2008 on the EUROPEAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOC. charts peaking at #70.
On August 30th, 2009, ANDY BYRON & THE LOST RIVER BAND won the "CRITIC'S CHOICE" AWARD from music critic for the IDAHO STATESMAN, Michael Deeds, for their performance at the 1st ANNUAL BOISE CURB CUP where over 130 artists performed and competed for prize money and awards.
Andy and the band have since opened for GEORGE JONES, THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND, TRAVIS TRITT, KIX BROOKS, DAVID ALLEN COE, MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY, COLLIN RAYE, TERRI CLARK and ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL, JOHNNY LANG, RANDY TRAVIS, INGRID MICHAELSON and LITTLE BIG TOWN among others.
With exceptional musicianship and a exciting, fun and comfortable stage presence, ANDY BYRON & THE LOST RIVER BAND have become the "in demand" opening act in and around Boise, Idaho for all nationally touring country acts.
Andy Byron - Acoustic Guitar
Bernie Reilly - Lead Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Acordian
Doug Metzgar - Drums
Rex Miller - keyboards
Jake Hoffman - Pedal Steel Guitar
Jamie Vink - Bass
Debut Release in Sept. 2007 -- "SOMEWHERE OR NOWHERE." The single, "FORTY MILES TO SAN ANTONE" spent 12 weeks on the European Country Music Association Charts peaking at #70 in June, 2008.
NEW RELEASE COMING IN 2013 !!!
Don't You Let if Rain12-30-12
TEQUILA LAST NIGHT
40 Miles to San Antone
White Picket Fence
Somewhere or Nowhere
Too Late - MP3
CD Release Party - Sept. 10th, 2007 @ BIG EASY CONCERT HOUSE; Boise, Idaho
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After years -- and years -- of writing music and singing, local musician Andy Byron decided to gathe...After years -- and years -- of writing music and singing, local musician Andy Byron decided to gather up his songs for his debut CD, "Somewhere or Nowhere."
The tracks speak for themselves, each of them a little story that tells of important events and people in his life. "Nancy" is written for and about his wife. "Lucky Me," "My Little Angel," and "Lindsey's Song" are about each of his daughters Amy, Casey and Lindsey, respectively. In the CD liner notes, Byron writes that he wrote the songs for each of his daughters on their 13th birthdays. "I made the decision to celebrate each of their 'coming of age' with a song." Some of Byron's songs date back over three decades, such as the title track written in 1975, and "Monday," which he penned in the early '80s, though he does include a song written as recently as this year. "Everyday" was written after he and his wife attended a moving funeral for a friend. "It made me focus on what is truly important in my life," he writes.
Though some songs may be several years old, Byron's music has the timeless quality of many Americana singer/songwriters. His music is a reflection on who he is and where he's been and, if he keeps performing his songs, just maybe where he's going.
MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY
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I don't like calculated music that is designed to exploit, rather than enrich, the listener. Andy By...I don't like calculated music that is designed to exploit, rather than enrich, the listener. Andy Byron's music is totally from the heart, sincere, and made to enrich the listener. He unabashedly speaks of the things that really matter to all of us on a day-to- day basis. The music on his CD is played with expertise, and the production is not overblown- yet not artificially stripped down, either. When I think of this CD, the word "balance" comes to mind. This CD is a gem of balance, sincerity, and good will for the listener and those for whom he wrote these songs.
BOB SHANE of the KINGSTON TRIO
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Hi, Andy! I listened to your CD this morning...very nice. Some real good toe-tapping, foot-stompi...Hi, Andy!
I listened to your CD this morning...very nice. Some real good toe-tapping, foot-stomping music on there. I can see why your live audience enjoyed themselves so much.
Set list includes all tracks on the CD plus several covers and lasts up to 90 minutes. Originals include: Don't You Let It Rain; The Journey; Tequila Last Night; It's Over; Lucky Me; Forty Miles to San Antone; Buckaroo; My Little Angel; Monday; Too Late; Lindsey's Song; Somewhere or Nowhere; White Picket Fence; It Aint Over Til It's Over; Music; Headin' Back To Nashville. Covers include: Folsom Prison Blues; RFD 30529; California Bloodlines; Sweet Misery; Geronimo's Cadillac; Amie.
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