Mick Byrd
  • Americana / Blues / Country Blues
  • Location:
    AMERICA NORTH: USA:Missouri (MO)
  • Record Label:
    Time Out Records (Independent)
  • Website:
    mickbyrd.com
  • AirPlay Direct Link:
    AirPlayDirect.com/MickByrd
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Biography
Mick Byrd and the Backroad Band are bringing fans in the Midwest some of the best foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’, original Roots and Blues to come out of the Heartland! Mick’s warm, gutsy vocals and Joe Dunlap’s Santana-esque guitar riffs are laid on top of sweet rhythm acoustic guitar and topped off with the groove of tasteful percussion by Ray Spiller. The talents of the band combine to provide listeners with tunes you can really get your ears around. Their brand new release, “Roots & Ozark Blues” is already being very well received by Mick’s longtime fans! A variety of guest musicians contributed greatly to the new CD. They include: Gary Durk, bass: Shannon Hushaw, vocals; Steve Carroway, Blues harmonica; Paula Parker, fiddle and Pete Szkolka on piano, organ and guitar.

Mick has released 8 CDs and a special 2 song CD with The Chance and Gentle Souls benefiting Special Olympics Missouri. Mick has won a national songwriting award from Billboard Magazine for “Afternoon At The Wall.” He has performed on “River City Folk,” a NPR program hosted by Tom May. “Drivin' That Lawnmower to Town” & “This Old Truck,” have been played on the NPR Program, “Car Talk” hosted by Tom and Ray Magliozzi. Mick has also performed on “Writers Block” hosted by Karen Reynolds on WFIV in Knoxville, TN, a program devoted to independent artists. Tom Lambert, host of the "Independent Music Show," an International Syndicated Radio Program based in N. Ireland is just one of the many International Radio Programs to play Mick's music. Mick has the experience of playing on the road in 14 states and the country of Ireland. Mick is a Missouri Arts Council Approved Touring Performer, Nashville Songwriters Association International and the Americana Music Association. Mick lists the Bluebird Cafe, where he performs several times a year on “Songwriters Night,” as one of his very favorite venues.

Karen E. Reynolds, Host/Program Director, Writer's Block, WFIV - Knoxville, TN says, "This artist delves into the very guts of what constitutes a well-written song and delivers, every time. He's what true fans of independent, original music, covet and collect."
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  • Members:
    Mick performs solo or with "The Backroad Band"
  • Sounds Like:
    Leon Russell, Dr. John, Neil Young
  • Influences:
    Blues, Rock, & Country Music both old and new
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    09/25/08
  • Profile Last Updated:
    02/14/16 17:40:09

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