JONATHAN BYRD & THE PICKUP COWBOYS / DR9 - Thursday November 14, at Cafe Nine,
Fernando Pinto Presents: JONATHAN BYRD & THE PICKUP COWBOYS / DR9
Thursday November 14, at Cafe Nine,
Tickets $15. Adv. $20. at the Door
Doors 7:30pm - Showtime 8:30pm
JONATHAN BYRD & THE PICKUP COWBOYS
...a folk singer with the heart of a rock 'n' roll band. K. Oliver, Free Times
Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys are musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters, and old-fashioned tent revivalists. Between heartbreaking ballads and heart-lifting sing-alongs, the Cowboys entertain and get audiences involved in the show.
Byrd is a preacher's son, a Gulf War veteran, and an award-winning songwriter from Chapel Hill, NC, 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."
Joined by vocal powerhouse Kyshona Armstrong on bass, and musical renaissance man Johnny Waken on guitar, saw and mandolin, Byrd shares the often-missed, always poignant tales of the small people that make the world such a big place.
"...one of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years." -- Chicago Tribune
+ Driving Route 9 (DR9)
The experience of the original music of Driving Route 9 (DR9), loosely fitting the description of Modern Roots/Americana with Celtic influence, takes their listeners to a place you simply cant find anywhere else. DR9 was formed from the robust open mic scene on the CT shoreline with lead vocalist, Rebecca Gripp hailing from Delaware, drummer Jim David from Boston, whistle/sax player Geoff Cox from New York, and rhythm guitarist Barry ODoherty from Ireland.
While they begin their journey in New England, their efforts to extend beyond the region have yet to be heard while they record and produce their original music that was born in 2018. Their recent journey to Dublin, Ireland to record and to integrate the talents of professional Irish musicians, specifically with whistle, is truly creating an indescribable experience on their first upcoming record, Matter of Time, releasing soon. Driving Route 9 brings a high level of energy to its shows and is known to have some Celtic style audience participation.
Cafe Nine (View)
250 State St
New Haven, CT 06510