Birds eye view

The Barn Birds’ CD is #1 AND #2 on folk radio!

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists

1. “We Used To Be Birds”
by Jonathan Byrd & Chris Kokesh
from “The Barn Birds”
2. “One Night At A Time”
by Jonathan Byrd & Chris Kokesh
from “The Barn Birds”

Come see us this week:

Friday, September 13
House Concert
LaGrange, IL

Saturday, September 14
WFMT’s Folkstage
Chicago, IL

Sunday, September 15
Cafe Carpe
Fort Atkinson, WI

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We need reviews!

If you’re a fan of The Barn Birds, we need two things that you’ll probably enjoy doing. First, our album The Barn Birds is live on iTunes:

We need you to write a review of our record. Keep it simple and tell people why you love The Barn Birds. Feel free also to listen and share the iTunes link with your friends.

Second, our record is live on CDBaby. We need reviews there, too.

If you go to iTunes and you see a few good reviews, go over to CDBaby and write one. And the other way around. CDBaby is fiercely supportive of independent artists and is, in fact, the reason that our record is on iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, and most every other digital provider. CDBaby made that possible and efficient for indies.

These reviews and page views will make us visible on the web and in searches for cool new music. Thank you for helping us turn people on to what we think is a great album and live act.

These are The Barn Birds dates for the rest of the year. We don’t expect to add any more. See us while you can, and please SHARE.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 | The Dalles Arts Center | Dalles, OR
Friday, August 30, 2013 | Tsunami Books | Eugene, OR
Saturday, August 31, 2013 | Friendship Hall | Pistol River, OR
Sunday, September 1, 2013 | House Concert | Portland, OR (503-730-3189,,
Monday, September 2, 2013 | Timberline Lodge American Music Festival | Timberline Lodge, OR

Friday, September 13, 2013 | House Concert | LaGrange, IL (705-352-6463,
Saturday, September 14, 2013 | WFMT’s Folkstage | Chicago, IL
Sunday, September 15, 2013 | Cafe Carpe | Fort Atkinson, WI

Thursday, October 3, 2013 | The Hezekiah Stone Coffeehouse | Leicester, MA
Friday, October 4, 2013 | Folkus Project | Syracuse, NY
Saturday, October 5, 2013 | House Concert | Hamilton, NY (
Sunday, October 6, 2013 | House Concert | Rochester, NY (585-342-3995,
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 | The Burren | Somerville, MA
Thursday, October 10, 2013 | B Side Ballroom | Oneonta, NY
Friday, October 11, 2013 | Steel City Coffeehouse | Phoenixville, PA
Saturday, October 12, 2013 | Moore Music (In the House) | Derwood, MD
Sunday, October 13, 2013 | Village Concerts | Palmyra, VA
Friday, October 18, 2013 | Columbus Performing Arts Center | Columbus, OH

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The Barn Birds are on tour and the album is out!

Howdy we’re in Lexington, Kentucky for the Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour, also with Melissa Ferrick, live webcast tonight at 7pm EDT. It’s also broadcast on over 500 radio stations, Armed Forces radio, and on some PBS stations. Check the website for details on that. And dive into the archives! - Joe Lewis Walker, Aoife O’Donovan, The McCrary Sisters, The Deadly Gentlemen – it’s an amazing resource of great American music.

The Barn Birds album is out! We love the words “album” and “record.” They have outlived format names like “LP” and “8-track” and “MiniDisc.” It is an album of our best work, recorded for you to enjoy. We hope you love it. If you hate it, turn it up really loud and leave it playing in your house while you’re at work so your neighbors can check it out. You can listen and download on bandcamp or order a CD from Waterbug Records. It will be on iTunes this week, Spotify, Rdio, Pandora, and your mama’s new music website by Friday.

Stay tuned to, this website, @jonathanbyrd on twitter, and also Most importantly, tell your friends how much you like our music.

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