Hold On To Me
- Recent article from Maximum Metal Column
"The opener was Brent Byrd, a Northeast Florida native that's toured and supported the likes of REO Speedwagon, Jimmie Vaughan and Donavon Frankenreiter. Byrd, who often fronts a full band, needed only a guitar and a mic to captivate the audience. Embracing his love for Southern Rock, Americana and Blues, Byrd ran through a short solo set of powerful, original cuts, before closing with a song close to his heart--"Whipping Post" by The Allman Brothers Band. Vocally, Byrd's vocals and playing are reminiscent of troubadour talent Ryan Bingham (and fellow slide guitarist). In reality, the crowd probably would have watched an hour long set from Byrd and never left the seat"
"Byrd’s second full length solo album Evolution of The Free has eight tracks, all of which I could imagine blaring from my car radio as I take a day trip to the mountains."
- Cindy McBride, Shutter 16 Magazine
Brent Byrd and his Band have been an integral part of the Northeast Florida music scene for nearly eight years. They have toured the U.S. and performed with many national acts to include TESLA (the band), Jimmie Vaughan, REO Speedwagon, JJ Grey, G. Love and Special Sauce, Donavon Frankenreiter and more.
Their "Raw Southern Soul Blues" sound is deeply rooted in American Music, and is reminiscent of artists such as The Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, CCR and Bill Withers.
"Adapting an acoustic solo style, his scruffy voice can be likened to a deeper Bob Dylan"
- Bethany Turner, Encore Online
"Singer-Songwriter Brent Byrd has raised eye brows through his lively performances"
- Luke Reynolds, Herald-Tribune
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