(PRWEB) April 10, 2005
ItsAboutMusic.com, the web's first Internet-Only Music Label is pleased to announce the signing of Rock Singer-Songwriter Brad Byrd to their roster of more than 200 great artists.
"From the opening moments of this record you know you're dealing with something very special - a record that has it's own identity and knows exactly where it wants to go. The insights of the artist work hand in hand with the musical expression. Each time you listen - you find a new favorite tune. Brad Byrd will be with us for a very long time." - Dean Sciarra, ItsAboutMusic.com
"One of the best independent CD's I've heard this year."
"One of the most intriguing new artists I've had the pleasure to hear in ages. The "Ever Changing Picture' is an undiscovered gem."
- Andrew Ellis, Popmatters/Ink19
Born and raised on the North Shore of Massachusetts, the 28 year old singer/songwriter has been writing songs since high school, however it wasnÂt until his years at Syracuse University when he truly began developing his talent as a musician. Brad Byrd began his musical career as a drummer and guitarist playing with college buddies Adam Cohen and Pete Yorn.
After graduating college, Brad headed to New York City with a backpack and a dream. His early recordings caught the attention of music manager veteran Chip Quigley (Sugar Ray/Talking Heads) and Brad soon put his focus and energy behind finding a talented producer and making a great record. This determination set Brad on a path to Los Angeles where he began recording with producers Evan Frankfort (Wallflowers/JayHawks) and R. Walt Vincent (Pete Yorn).
After recently finishing an albumÂs worth of material entitled ÂThe Ever Changing Picture,Â Brad assembled a talented group of musicians and is now performing in the LA area after a recent tour on the East Coast and opening act for Jurassic 5 at this yearÂs Teva Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado. With the full backing band in tow, the rock-in-roll foundation of the songs from ÂThe Ever Changing PictureÂ are brought front and center. Check out Brad doing it live at select venues around L.A. including his monthly residency at the world renowned Original FarmerÂs Market. Aside from live shows, you can hear BradÂs music on the ÂNomadic AnthologyÂ Vol.II of the new music CD sampler from Teva Footwear which also features new releases and exclusive tracks from such artists as Joe Strummer, Ben Harper, and Josh Rouse, among others.
BradÂs music has also been featured in ÂJake 2.0Â, the critically acclaimed show on the UPN television network, as well as achieving the #1 downloaded singer/songwriter title on the Artist Direct.com charts in May of 2004. Impressive company to say the least, but listen for yourself. To characterize BradÂs music as one rock genre or another is too restrictive; its simply great singer/songwriter/rock music for the discerning ear. If your lucky enough to see him live, youÂll know why.
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