The John Byrne Band is
The John Byrne Band is led by Dublin native and Philadelphia-based John Byrne. Their debut album, After the Wake, was released to critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic in 2011. With influences ranging from Tom Waits to Planxty, John’s songwriting honors and expands upon the musical and lyrical traditions of his native and adopted homes.
In 2017 John returned to Dublin to record an album of folk songs with his father, John Snr. The resulting record, John J. Byrne and the Twangmen, was honored by the National Folk Music Assoc of Ireland and added to the National Folk Music Archives.
John and the band tour the country as an acoustic 4-piece featuring banjo/accordion, fiddle/cello, guitars and bodhran, and as a 6-7 piece that adds drums, bass and horns to its lineup. Whether as the full 6-piece band, acoustic 3/4 piece or solo, John and the band log over 150 gigs per year all over the country. Their new album, The Rag and Bone Man, with 11 new John Byrne originals is scheduled for release in Spring 2019.
(Saturday) 8:00 pm
The Locks at Sona
4417 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127