ANDY BYRON: Bio
With influences from Michael Martin Murphey to Gordon Lightfoot to Jerry Jeff Walker, this singer-songwriter delivers his music from the heart. The sound is country and the messages universal -- living, dying, lost love, found love, family, kids. This music is about what really counts in life.
After a detour away from music for over 20 years, in 2007 ANDY BYRON released his first CD of original material called, "SOMEWHERE OR NOWHERE." The music delivers upbeat country to acoustic folk to driving country-rock with focus on meaningful lyrics. One track, "FORTY MILES TO SAN ANTONE," spent 12 weeks during the Spring and Summer of 2008 on the EUROPEAN COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOC. charts peaking at #70. On 9/10/07 he and his band, THE LOST RIVER BAND, performed for a packed house at their CD Release Party held at the KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE in Boise, Idaho.
On February 24, 2012, Andy opened solo for the legend, GEORGE JONES, at the MORRISON CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS on the Boise State University Campus. Since August, 2008, Andy and the band have opened for THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND, TRAVIS TRITT, DAVID ALLEN COE, MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY, COLIN RAYE and ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL, among others. In addition, he has opened solo for RANDY TRAVIS, KIX BROOKS (of BROOKS & DUNN), INGRID MICHAELSON, JOHNNY LANG,and LITTLE BIG TOWN. And on August 30th, 2009, ANDY BYRON & HE LOST RIVER BAND won the "CRITIC'S CHOICE" AWARD from music critic for the IDAHO STATESMAN, Michael Deeds, for their performance at the 1st ANNUAL BOISE CURB CUP where over 130 artists performed and competed for prize money and awards. In addition, they have played festivals and shows throughout the Pacific Northwest.
With exceptional musicians and a pleasing, fun and comfortable stage presence, ANDY BYRON & THE LOST RIVER BAND have become the "in demand" opening act in and around Boise, Idaho for all nationally touring country acts.Debut Release in Sept. 2007 -- "SOMEWHERE OR NOWHERE." The single, "FORTY MILES TO SAN ANTONE" spent 12 weeks on the European Country Music Association Charts peaking at #70 in June, 2008.
***Andy Byron's AMERICANA MUSIC SERIES is launched with the great SUZY BOGGUSS as the first booked act on February 26 & 27, 2014. Next, MICHAEL JOHNSON, SOLAS, KARLA BONOFF, PETER ROWAN, RESTLESS HEART, JIMMY WEBB, and many more!!! Andy will be the host as well as open all of the shows along with a special local guest artist.***
***COMING SPRING 2015 -- BRAND NEW CD FROM ANDY BYRON RECORDED IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE***