John Byrne Band
Nine Irish Brothers, 3520 State Road 38 E, Lafayette, IN
The John Byrne Band's latest release, The Immigrant and the Orphan has been called “a 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. Their popularity has seen them appear on Festival stages nationwide. The Philadelphia Daily News calls them “Edgy yet accessible in a Luka Bloom meets Bob Dylan kind of way.” We're looking forward to them!