Byrd and Street | Stories of Life, Songs of Love

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Stories of Life, Songs of Love

by Byrd and Street

2009 Texas Music Award nominee for Duo of the Year, Byrd & Street create "Real Americana with tight, trademark male/female harmonies"
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Baby, That's You
3:55 $0.99
2. Ain't It Funny?
3:31 $0.99
3. The Melody of You
4:41 $0.99
4. Rock Away the Blues
2:22 $0.99
5. Lonesome Without You
3:28 $0.99
6. Hard Time
4:07 $0.99
7. Just an Old House
4:17 $0.99
8. Zig Zag
2:57 $0.99
9. When I Sing
3:52 $0.99
10. Won't You Ride With Me
4:50 $0.99
11. Kisses and Conversation
2:35 $0.99
12. One and the Same
5:18 $0.99
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Album Notes
Tommy Byrd began his musical career in El Dorado, Arkansas after being inspired by seeing the Beatles play on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. He has sung in several Texas and Arkansas bands since 1967 and has been under contract with Stax Records in Memphis. He sang with the Geezenslaws and did harmony vocals with Willie Nelson on "Amazing Grace" on the LP The Sound in Your Mind. In 1986 he wrote the winning song in the Official Song of Austin contest sponsored by the Austin Chamber of Commerce. He was top finalist in a national songwriting contest sponsored by TNN in 1998. Byrd's songs have been recorded by Austin band, Stop the Truck, and Austin singer Mady Kaye. In 2002, Kid's Acting in Austin used three of his songs in the production, The Emperor's New Shows. Piano Press has recorded a song that he co-wrote called "All of Us Together" for a CD called Kidtunes. And he's written numerous jingles for radio play.
Born in Philadelphia, raised in a big family in Mt. Holly, N.J then Texas, Kathy's background includes folk and contemporary vocal groups since 1970. She and her sisters also performed as a quartet. She has acted and sung in musicals including the roles of Elsa in Zach Scott's "The Sound of Music," Eliza Doolittle in "My Fair Lady" and Adelaide in "Guys and Dolls." She was one of three performers who produced, acted and sang in Broadway Cabaret and Broadway Cabaret II in Austin in 2001.

Kathy and Tommy joined forces in the spring of 2001 and have played and sung their original music at many Texas venues. In December of 2001 the singer/songwriter team appeared on Fox 7 News in the Morning. In spring 2002 they won a first place award in the Austin Songwriters' annual contest with "Close Your Eyes." They were featured on KUT's Austin Music Minute in March of 2002 and KUT's Live Set in May 2003. They were invited to perform at the Kerrville Folk Festival as regional winners in the spring of 2002 and 2003. January 8, 2003 was declared "Byrd and Street Day" by Austin Mayor Will Wynn at the opening of the first City Council Meeting of the year with a performance of "Just an Old House." And they were selected to perform at the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference in Austin in Oct. 2004. "Just an Old House" has been licensed for use by the Redman Foundation in Watsonville, CA for their website and advertising in restoring an old Victorian house with a rich history.



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Bill Wence Promotions, Nashville

Real Americana done with great integrity and soul!
I found the album of Byrd and Street to be a fine collection of real Americana done with integrity and soul. This one will stay in my collection.


music touching life and love all done in a bluesy, Americana vein
Smooth tones, a relaxed style and no fuss vocals.While Byrd and Street weave their magic, a tight band of fiddles, mandolin, accordion, piano, drums and bass makes stable harmony. The musicianship here is top-drawer. Tommy Byrd writes a good tune. There's no struggle to make or force a story line; Byrd just lets it flow. Kathy Street, mellow and warm plays her part with a blend that shines on the easily understood tale of first kisses on a front porch, kids in their Sunday best, angry words forgiven here and hands held tight in grace... as heard on "Just an Old House." An album of original music touching life and love, all done in a bluesy, Americana vein, Tommy Byrd and Kathy Street share an appealing formula.

John vandewater

Real music,with real feelings,and emotions
This CD brings two voices together,singing swet,yet powerful
messages for those of us who live in the real world.With great, from the heart singing,solid backing,and some of the most outstanding songwriting I've heard,it will atke you through almost every human emotional experience.If you don't believe me,listen to track 3,"The Melody of You" a love song for the ages.All,in all, a CD well worth a listen.

N.Vantangoli,WSCB 89.9, Springfield MA

talented musicians blend several types of music together
The vocal quality and musicianship get right into your soul. Makes me feel like I'm in a Road House in Texas. Several types of music are blended together with a pure motion of playing right from the soul. Byrd and Street will be my featured artists in September.

K Webb

This is the CD that stays in the player...
This is the CD that stays in the player...a new favorite song every time you listen. It's wonderful living in a town with local artists like these two musicians. When is the next one?

Tom Morrow

Beautiful harmonies, touching stories
Some of us who have followed this Duo around for four years while they perfect their performances have urged them to get this CD out. This music needs to be heard. While the live performances are simple, with for the most part just one guitar and two voices the CD with full band brings out the flavor of the music in a dynamic way. The CD was a labor of love and it is what I hoped it would be. Congratulations Tommy and Kathy for cementing your place in time.