John Byrne’s latest release, “The Immigrant and the Orphan” has been called “gorgeous, nostalgic….everything that tugs at your soul and spills your blood and guts” (That Music Mag) and a “powerful, deeply moving work that will stay with you long after you have heard it” (Sing Out)
Following up 2011’s After the Wake and 2013’s Celtic Folk, it was released to a sold out World Café Live in Sept 2015 and a sold-out Mercantile in Dublin, Ireland. It entered the FolkDJ Charts at number 40, peaking at number 36. Together 7-years, much of which has been spent touring the US and Ireland/UK., the John Byrne Band has been compared to Steve Earl, Lucinda Williams, the Pogues Christy Moore and Tom Waits. 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. His next record, “The Rag and Bone Man”, is scheduled for release in 2018.
“Edgy yet accessible in a Luka Bloom meets Bob Dylan kind of way.” Philadelphia Daily News