Jonathan Byrd | The Waitress

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Chuck Brodsky Doc Watson Welsh

Album Links
Jonathan Byrd PassAlong QtrNote Tradebit Audio Lunchbox MusicIsHere PayPlay Apple iTunes Bitmunk BuyMusic GreatIndieMusic

More Artists From
United States - North Carolina

Other Genres You Will Love
Country: Bluegrass Folk: Traditional Folk Moods: Type: Acoustic
There are no items in your wishlist.

The Waitress

by Jonathan Byrd

These songs tell a story, evoking the ghosts of old southern country and blues.
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
cd in stock order now
Buy 2 or more of this title and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. The Waitress
Share this song!
X
3:35 $0.99
2. The Ballad of Larry
Share this song!
X
5:01 $0.99
3. Radio
Share this song!
X
6:09 $0.99
4. The Snake Song
Share this song!
X
2:46 $0.99
5. Down the Old Mountain Road
Share this song!
X
1:56 $0.99
6. My Generation
Share this song!
X
3:57 $0.99
7. Small Town
Share this song!
X
3:12 $0.99
8. Tape Full of Love Songs
Share this song!
X
3:17 $0.99
9. Stackalee
Share this song!
X
4:04 $0.99
10. Home Sweet Home
Share this song!
X
2:19 $0.99
11. Being With You
Share this song!
X
3:06 $0.99
12. Fiddle and Bow
Share this song!
X
3:34 $0.99
13. Rosie
Share this song!
X
3:32 $0.99
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"What a treat to hear someone so deeply rooted in tradition, yet growing in his own beautiful way." -Tom Paxton

After winning the NC Songwriter's Co-op song contest in 2000, Jonathan Byrd recorded and released "Wildflowers," his debut CD. Evoking the ghosts of traditional southern music, Byrd served up hard-time mountain hollers like "Velma," a true story of murder in his own family. Soon after "Wildflowers" was released, Jack Lawrence (Doc Watson's right-hand man), was taken with Jonathan's music and included "Velma" on his latest release, "I Don't Need the Whiskey Anymore."

Born in Fayetteville, NC, Jonathan learned to sing in the Southern Baptist church where his father preached and his mother played piano. At home, his brother taught him how to play the guitar and Jonathan made tapes to send out to other family members. After high school and four years in the Navy, he began to explore Ireland and the southern Appalachians in a search for his musical roots.

Instead of reinterpreting folk classics, though, Jonathan has penned songs that sound as if they were pulled from a long-lost ballad collection. Tom Druckenmiller of 'Sing Out!' magazine called Byrd, "A songwriter of exceptional talent... with the stark storytelling of the finest traditional balladeers."

Now, Jonathan Byrd is releasing "The Waitress," an album of more contemporary lyrical pictures- late night diners, jewel thieves, ignored and lonely war veterans- with the same mountain style of ages past.


Reviews


to write a review

emily


This whole album just puts my mind to ease when listening to it. A definite must to check out :)

Judith Sherman

Another outstanding collection of original but traditional folk ballads
Jonathan Byrd writes ballads that feel like they have been around for 100 years. They mostly tell stories about people, sometimes uplifting (The Ballad of Larry), sometimes tragic (Rosie), sometimes very funny (The Snake Song, My Generation), but always speaking to a more universal message. Tape Full of Love Songs is filled with humor and irony. All of the songs in this collection (there are 13 tracks) are well-crafted. Radio and Home Sweet Home are among my favorites, but they are all extraordinary. Jonathan's voice has a wide range that he uses to great advantage in conveying subtleties of emotion in a word or a line. His guitar work on this album, as well as on his first CD, Wildflower, is outstanding.

Margaret Carter

Going on a journey with Jonathan Byrd.
I like this cd very much, from the surprise of finding the woman in the first song is a waitress (OK, so maybe the title gave it away) to the sweet story in the Ballad of Larry and the really, really bad man, Stackalee. The guitar work is varied and very good and we get a wonderful sample on Home Sweet Home. I really like how Jonathan throws in a half step in the melody on Being With You. Jonathon is a great song writer.

jwpeek

Never been to Chapel Hill
I honestly gave this 4 out of 5 because Jon is a LIVE performer. See him LIVE. It just pales in comparison. But being a producer fed baby, I have my favorites on this album.
#1.The Snake Song- a reminiscent view of folk in childhood and how a boy thinks irrespective of PC. #2 The Ballad Of Larry- A brilliant story song with a powerful ending. A song of emptiness and being filled. #3 Tape Full Of Love Songs- The Hit. #4 Stackalee- The most bone-chilling blues cover you will ever hear from a white guy. This da real Spoonman, childrn'.