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RITUALS - LP Out Soon - Single Availible Now!! on All Major Download and Streaming Platforms
‘Rituals” is a cry of frustration on behalf of anyone who took the road less travelled. For artists and dreamers who’ve decided they don’t want to follow the template for life that has become “normal” and expected. Study hard for your Leaving Cert, Go to College, get a good job, make as much money as possible, marry someone before it’s too late, have kids, raise them to do the same.
My life has certainly not been easy or “normal”. But I couldn’t be happier with my decisions. I’ve always found it fulfilling and rewarding to create music, and to follow the high that I get from performing. Money has never been my motivation.
People who chose to take chances and follow their dreams constantly field questions like “When are you going to get a real job?”, or, “When are you going to grow up and take life seriously?”. This song is for all of those people.
Pat Byrne's new LP release scheduled for early November 2018
After several months writing, recording, and gigging in the Texas Hill Country Pat has returned home to Ireland and is delivering a fresh new sound, honed by the Austin Americana scene. Living in America can change the way you look at things, and it’s evident that Pat Byrne’s new material has is a brilliant synthesis of his Irish roots and Americana.
“Spending time in America has always been on my list and living in Austin, one of the most vibrant music scenes, has opened up a whole new world of music to me. That said, It’s good to go home. I hate to leave, but I’ll be back soon.” PB
Next stop: Pat is recording in the world-famous Windmill Lane studios in Dublin, where artists such as The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, David Bowie, U2, Van Morrison and many other greats have recorded. Pat is releasing the first single of his new studio LP in July… stay tuned.
Also, if you haven’t checked out the latest videos on www.facebook.com/patbyrneofficial , please do.
Live from The Blue Plate Special
On the last day of the teaser tour, Pat had the honor of visiting the Blue Plate Special, in Knoxville, TN. Pat was joined by some of Austin’s finest musicians -- Doug Strahan on lead guitar, Jeff Sanders on percussion, and Kris Wade on bass.
The Blue Plate Special® is a live performance radio show. From blues to bluegrass, country to Celtic, folk to funk, rockabilly to hillbilly, local to international, it’s all part of the live music experience on the WDVX Blue Plate Special. Previous artists include Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Marty Stuart, Nickel Creek, Rodney Crowell, David Grisman, Joan Osborne, John Oats, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, and many more.
Take a listen to the tracks to the right. Laid back, and perfect with your morning coffee.