Host Diana Linn welcomes Ozark Troubadour Mick Byrd and Old Sound’s Chad Brothers to this week’s (September 30) Tasty Brew Music Radio Show.
The Missouri Ozarks is both home and backdrop to Missouri Arts Council Touring Performer, Mick Byrd. A member of the MO Blues Society and Tennessee Songwriters Association International, Mick has performed at the legendary Bluebird Café in Nashville for over 20 years. An award from Billboard Magazine kicked off his music career in 1994. Eleven recordings later, Mick brings fans an amazing array of original Roots Rock, Country & his signature “Ozark Blues.” Mick performs solo or with some of his very talented musician friends as a duo or band, creating “The Backroad Band.” Whether in his travels across Missouri, the United States or Ireland, people everywhere find common ground in Mick’s music. “This artist delves into the very guts of what constitutes a well-written song and delivers, every time. He’s what true fans of independent, original music, covet and collect.” -Karen E. Reynolds, Host/Program Director, Writer’s Block, WDVX – Knoxville, TN Mick will be appearing with his Backroad Band this Saturday evening October 1, at 8:00 pm at Ryan’s Public House in Tonganoxie, Kansas and will be joining Diana Linn via phone in the 11 am hour (Central Standard Time) of the program.
A trio of longtime friends and musical collaborators, Kansas City’s Old Sound crafts traditional and original acoustic folk music. Led by Grady Keller’s imaginative storytelling, Old Sound travels through song with beckoning three-part harmonies and evocative acoustic compositions. The trio is strengthened by the exploratory bluegrass flat-picking style of Chad Brothers and the playful doghouse groove of Greg Herrenbruck on upright bass, both of whom also take turns leading the group vocally. With musical roots in their hometown Winfield, Kansas, Brothers and Herrenbruck cut their teeth in the picking circles and campground stages of the Walnut Valley Festival. Paired with Keller’s colorful melodies and lyricism, Old Sound’s approach makes for rich live performances and easy front porch listening. Old Sound is making their debut at Kansas City’s “The Ship” on Friday September 30 and will be the featured artists at the Heartland Song Network’s Bloody Mary Morning Listening Room Series at Mike Kelly’s Westsider Saturday October 1 at 11 am. Old Sound’s Chad Brothers is scheduled to be an in studio guest.