Faulkner County Library welcomes Austin duo Byrd & Street

The Faulkner County Library welcomes Austin duo Byrd & Street to the library on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2:00.

Four-time nominees for Texas Music Awards (2009, 2012, and 2014) and three- time Kerrville Festival New Folk finalists, Byrd & Street’s songs have been recorded by other artists, including Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary.

Audiences are in for a treat with Byrd & Street, noted for their “impeccable male/female harmony,.” “solid first-class songwriting and lively stories about their songs. The duo delivers their rare blend equipped with guitar, autoharp, glockenspiel, pianica, and a few percussion instruments. Having made music together since 2001,Their CD’s have made the Folk DJ “Best of Year” Charts, Freeform American Roots Charts, Americana Charts and the Texas Roots Charts.Newest release, THIS MUCH IS TRUE is now getting airplay throughout the US and overseas and charted for 3 months on the 2017 Folk DJ Top Albums Charts as well as the Airplay Direct Global Radio Charts for AAA Albums. It made the “2017 Folk DJ Top Albums Chart” and it is a “Top Albums of 2017 Pick” at KBAC in Santa Fe. Byrd & Street also made the “2017 Folk DJ Top Artist Chart. for the Year.”

Before Byrd & Street, Tommy Byrd played with the Geezinslaws, sang harmony on a Willie Nelson recording, was under contract with Stax Record in Memphis and won numerous songwriting awards, including the Song of Austin. Kathy Street sang with various folk and pop groups, a sisters’ quartet and performed in musicals and cabarets. As a duo, Tommy‘s “intelligent well-executed guitar playing” and his soulful voice is a perfect and rare blend with Kathy’s sweet, ethereal harmony.

Their music has been licensed by the Austin Humane Society, Pet Connect, Austin German Shepherd Rescue, Rover to the Rescue, Heart Gallery of Central Texas, adoption agencies throughout the US, the Redman House Foundation, and animal rescue organizations around the US.

The duo recently released their 5th CD, This Much Is True.

“…poignant, heartfelt…penetrates your soul…a pure joy to hear!” J. Fisher WCGS “…hooked from the first song on… can listen over and over and never tire. … amaze me with their melodies, vocals and instrumentation.” J. Stein WTBQ

“This album is therapeutic.” D. Wheaton KEAN

“Your CD arrived this afternoon…. GREAT music I really love! First spin will be this evening.” Gerd Stassen, EVW, Germany

“The Good Old Days,” cut #9 was included on Vol. 2 of Songs For Standing Rock.

In 2011, Paul Stookey, (Peter, Paul & Mary) recorded one of their songs, ” Let Me Be Your Friend. ” (Lemme Be Your Friend) for animal adoption.

All library events are free and open to the public.

For more information, call the library at 501-327-7482 or email nancy@fcl.org