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      November 1, 2019

      Friday   8:00 PM

      3025 Walnut Street
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

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      The John Byrne Band Album Release Show

      with Citizens Band Radio, Jamison Celtic Rock
      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, Johns songwriting honors and expands upon the musical and lyrical traditions of his native and adopted homes. John and the band followed up After the Wake in early 2013 with an album of Celtic and American traditional tunes. The album, Celtic/Folk, pushed the band on to the FolkDJ Charts, reaching number 36 in May 2015. Their third release, another collection of John Byrne originals, entitled The Immigrant and the Orphan, was released in Sept 2015. The album, once again, draws heavily on Johns love of Americana and Celtic Folk music and with the support of DJs around the country entered the FolkDJ Charts at number 40. Critics have called it ..a powerful, deeply moving work that will stay with you long after you have heard it (Michael Tearson-Sing Out); The Vibe of it (The Immigrant and the Orphan) is, at once, as rough as rock and as elegant as a calm ocean..each song on this album carries an honesty, integrity and quiet passion that will draw you into its world for years to come (Terry Roland No Depression); If any element of Celtic, Americana or Indie-Folk is your thing, then this album is an absolute yes (Beehive Candy); Its a gorgeous, nostalgic record filled with themes of loss, hope, history and lost loves; everything that tugs at your soul and spills your blood and gutsThe Immigrant and the Orphan scorches the earth and emerges tough as nails (Jane Roser That Music Mag)The album was released to a sold-out crowd at the storied World Caf Live in Philadelphia and 2 weeks later to a sold-out crowd at the Mercantile in Dublin, Ireland. John has toured with or opened up for acts as diverse as The Hothouse Flowers, Ian Gillan (of Deep Purple), Gaelic Storm, Murder by Death, Finbar Furey, Luka Bloom, The Saw Doctors, The Solas, Sharon Shannon, The Young Dubliners and The Greencards. Both as a solo/acoustic act, and a full 6-piece band, John logs in over 150 shows per year, building a loyal and devoted following. John spent 2017/18 recording and releasing an album of folk songs with his father John Snr. Released under the name John J.Byrne and the Twangmen the album has been included in the National Archives in Ireland. His next record, What if We Dont Die Young? another selection of originals, is scheduled for release in Fall 2019.For up to date info and dates, go to www.johnbyrneband.comEmail info@johnbyrneband.com - JByrneMusic@gmail.comOr Call (267)608-6371What the Critics are Saying about the Immigrant and the Orphan..a powerful, deeply moving work that will stay with you long after you have heard it Sing OutThe Vibe of it (The Immigrant and the Orphan) is, at once, as rough as rock and as elegant as a calm ocean..each song on this album carries an honesty, integrity and quiet passion that will draw you into its world for years to come Terry Roland No DepressionIf any element of Celtic, Americana or Indie-Folk is your thing, then this album (The Immigrant and the Orphan) is an absolute yes Beehive CandyIts a gorgeous, nostalgic record filled with themes of loss, hope, history and lost loves; everything that tugs at your soul and spills your blood and gutsThe Immigrant and the Orphan scorches the earth and emerges tough as nails Jane Roser That Music Mag Up and coming Trad star hits the sweet spot beautifully played its Byrnes natural vocal delivery that makes the album stand out from the crowd Hot Press (Ireland).about John Byrne Bands earlier work"John Byrne's After The Wake is the sort of album that an artist spends their entire career trying to create. nothing short of a brilliant collection" - Wildy's World One of the few musical artists today who truly manage to be traditional and modern at the same time. Philadelphia Inquirer Hes good, period, with material thats edgy yet accessible in a Luka Bloom meets Bob Dylan kind of way. Philadelphia Daily NewsAfter the Wake is the perfect combination of Celtic and American folk music.Record-Journal NewspaperAmazing tales of life and semi-autobiographical tunes Youll want to listen over and over again.Reviewer MagazineByrnes songs are rich with the sounds and themes of Irish tradition, one that survives in a modern world full of raw strength an impressive work throughout puts me in mind of an Irish Alejandro Escavedo Sing Out MagazineFor fans of Celtic music, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams and other such lyrically expansive folks. Sun Herald

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