Bobbo Byrnes is a storytelling singer/songwriter, a throwback to a bygone era of mix tapes and AM Gold. In true Springsteen-ian fashion, he took up guitar to find himself, and because it made him look cool. Sometimes he rocks with a band, sometimes he rocks by myself, but he never rocks sitting down. 

 
He is a true follower of the Kerouac philosophy of hitchhiking and storytelling. He's been singing and strumming most of his life and these days he's inspired by a Brene' Brown Tedtalk, a Calvin Coolidge quote about persistence, a sixteen word poem about a wheelbarrow, and a PBS documentary on country music.
 
“It only takes a cursory listen to ‘Two Sides To This Town’ to recognize the fact that an important and essential new artist has indeed arrived.”

~Goldmine Magazine (2019)

The Bobbo Society For The Arts & Letters

Unsung Radio Heroes 

In all my postings about radio play I neglected to mention the stations that have been supporting me and playing me for years now. 

People like John Ford at AM Radio, KX 93.5. His AM or Americana Music program has done so much for the music community of Orange County, hosting not just me and The Fallen Stars but Michael Ubaldini, Alice Wallace, Echo Sparks and so many more. 

My longtime friend Hartley Pleshaw at 980 WCAP in Lowell, MA who has been playing not just me, The Fallen Stars but also…

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Upcoming Shows

No shows in December. Happy Holidays.

I'll be back at it in January 2020 opening for David Lindley at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA.

Currently booking tour from CA to TX in March, Cross Country in the spring and Europe in Sept/Oct 2020.

  

 

 

Want to hear my new album?  Click the pic and go listen!

Want to hear my new album? Click the pic and go listen!

"At that point, however, opener "Angelia" hits everything: that is pure Mellencamp-in-a-pondering-town: how things are going in the US today: everyone and everything seems to be divided and nobody is sure of anything, except for your own Big Equal. Someone had to say it clearly and that is what Bobbo Byrnes does, albeit that this record is absolutely not a political pamphlet. No, this is particularly good, sturdy, contemporary Americana, particularly suitable for long, preferably nocturnal, car journeys!"   ~Rootstime.be

Nice Things People Have Said About Me

"The Best Kick-Ass Heartbreakin’ Alt. Country Rock LA Has To Offer." ~ Rocking Magpie

"Follows the musical storytelling tradition of Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle and Gram Parsons." ~ BrooWaha.com

“Bobbo writes deeply affecting material and it is delivered with an authenticity that is exhilarating. Even on disc, his blend of roots, rock, country, folk and pop is delivered with the wallop of The Clash” ~ Orange County Register

"While Byrnes has his own strong artistic voice (which includes his stellar skills on guitar, mandolin and keyboards), his songs and passion will appeal to fans of Springsteen, Ryan Adams, Dawes and John Mellencamp. That is some good company to be sure." ~ Rock'n'Roll Truth

“The whole thing is held together by the unobtrusive singing of the sympathetic artist, who feels comfortable with this multi-faceted mixture of country rock, alt.country and roots. Singer / Songwriter-Americana, who does not need a Plan B.” ~ Country Jukebox (translated from German)

“Hold Me' betrays an incredible sense of empathy within its lamentful leanings - Bobbo Byrnes has a sure sense of today's misplaced sensibilities and offers an ingenius remedy.” ~ The Akademia "Americana Song of the Month" July 2017.

"Bobbo Byrnes is becoming one of the hardest working musicians in the Americana community, and his first solo album is further proof of his abilities.  Motel Americana is a definite Get It if you love great music."  ~ LA Music Critic

"I really enjoyed the new album by Bobbo Byrnes, the charm of his voice on these catching melodies that give the feeling that we already know all these good songs... A very efficient country rock album... The perfect disc for the coming summer... I will air tracks 2, 3, 4, 7, 10...
Merci"  ~ Radio ISA, FM France.

"The multi-faceted voice and the skillful guitar playing of the musician provide for a lot of variety and take the listeners from the beginning with the journey. Time added, with the Bottleneck: Byrnes only uses effects when they are really necessary, otherwise his guitar is enough. Or rather, his guitars, because the singer-songwriter always drags several." ~ NWZOnline  (translated from the German)