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A native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Jonathan grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano.

After four years in the Navy, he returned to Chapel Hill to play in rock bands in that legendary underground music scene.

A friend of Jonathan's invited him to an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of southwest Virginia, where his writing began to change.

Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, Byrd wrote new… read more

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  • Avatar for changeable
    Why oh why haven't I listened to Jonathan Byrd before? He has been in my recommended list for ages.
  • Avatar for strajnic
    I am lonely.....Darling, keep me warm...... (Scuppernong)
  • Avatar for strajnic
    Saveall is right, as always!
  • Avatar for silverlage
    You will never find a show quite like Jonathan's. He is a gentleman. If only he could rub off on everyone.
  • Avatar for Saveall
    Sparse, beautiful...breathtaking American gothic, in a quiet kind of way.
  • Avatar for burdell
    Saw J. Byrd last night. Amazing musician. Amazing songwriter. He's hilarious too.

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