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Jonathan Byrd & The Pick-up Cowboy

Jonathan Byrd & The Pick-up Cowboy

McTell Brothers

Fri, March 24, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20 adv / $25 door

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Jonathan Byrd & The Pick-up Cowboy - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
Jonathan Byrd is a preacher's son, a Gulf War veteran, and an award-winning songwriter from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, known for literary, outsider songs that have become campfire favorites. The Chicago Tribune called Byrd "one of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years."

Multi-instrumentalist Johnny Waken cut his teeth on electric guitar in Pittsburgh with rock legend Norm Nardini, opening for The Blues Brothers Band on their Red, Hot & Blue tour in 1992. On stage and after hours, he jammed with members of Bon Jovi and the legendary Steve Cropper. At the age of 24, Waken left music to pursue primitive skills and through-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2000 with an eleven-pound pack. Returning to music years later Johnny joined theatre troupe Paperhand Puppet Intervention, contributing to scores for nine shows and winning 4 Indy Awards for best original music.

Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboy are musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters, and old-fashioned tent revivalists. Between heartbreaking ballads and hell-raising sing-alongs, the Cowboys entertain and get audiences involved in the show.
McTell Brothers - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
The McTell Brothers have already played with and opened for some of the country’s top songwriters and guitarists from Nashville, Austin, New York and beyond, artists such as: Elizabeth Cook, Eric Brace & Peter Cooper, The Black Lillies, The Spring Standards, Eric Taylor, Emily Wells, Nicole Atkins, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Joy Kills Sorrow, among others. They’ve performed at some of the top festivals and venues in the mid-Atlantic.

The McTell Brothers recently released their self-titled, debut EP. Produced by Grammy-nominated Jen Gunderman (whose night job is performing in Sheryl Crow’s touring band), and recorded in Nashville, the EP features Gunderman on keys, Bones Hillman (of Midnight Oil) on bass, and Paul Griffith (who tours with Todd Snider and a host of other Nashville musicians) on drums and percussion. The 5 song EP features the brothers’ well-rounded musical taste as well as their accomplished guitar playing and vocal harmonies.

Fraternal twins Brian and Jeff began taking guitar lessons at the age of 7. By 9 years of age, they were already performing at coffeehouses in their home state of Virginia.

Now 18 years old, they perform a mix of Americana, Folk, Rock and Blues, including some of their own original material. Formerly performing as the J & B Blues Project, their current name is a homage to legendary bluesman Blind Willie McTell, as well as the Bob Dylan song of the same name.
Venue Information:
The Tin Pan
8982 Quioccasin Road
Richmond, VA, 23229