Like peanut butter and chocolate, Jonathan Byrd presents an appealing blend of flavors, combining the hill music of his native North Carolina with the narrative style and sway of old-school Texas country. A reformed rocker, Byrd has been writing songs since he was a kid, but only awakened to Americana a little more than a decade ago. The greater lyrical playfulness and sophistication of roots music proved revelatory. "I had never written songs before that went off and had a good... More >>>