"wer handgemachten und handwerklich herausragenden von Folk und Rock geprägten Americana mag, der wird an diesem Album nicht vorbeigehen wollen" Country Jukebox 07/2018

"Alternative Country, feinster Rock, druckvoller, rauer Gesang, viel Melodik, eine Menge Harmonie, feinste Musik, die sich für lange Autofahrten auf endlosen Highways der USA bestens eignet. Anklänge an John Cougar Mellencamp höre ich, gute Laune beim Hören ist ohnehin garantiert, was will man mehr?" Wolfgang Giese, Musik an Sich 06/2018

“It remains a rarity that an album does not contain any weak songs, but ‘Motel Americana’ from the Californian singer-songwriter and multi- instrumentalist Bobbo Byrnes is just one like that. The lead singer of ‘The Fallen Stars’ covers 3 songs from other artists in his own peculiar way on this solo record and he makes them sound as if they were his own. The remaining nine self-composed tracks are of the highest quality. This is a strongly recommended album for fans of great alt.country and Americana music.“ – rootstime.be

"Singer/Songwriter-Americana, der keines Plan Bs bedarf." - Country Jukebox

"I enjoy Bobbo's music very much, it's much better now than when he lived with me." - Bobbo's Mother

"The music is authentic, rootsy and beautifully constructed; it's familiar and fresh all at once." - Huntington Beach Independent

"(The music has a) sense of an America where lights are burning dimly in the midst of cold emptiness." – OC Weekly

"One of the hardest working musicians in Southern California." - the OC Register

"Follows the musical storytelling tradition of Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle and Gram Parsons." - BrooWaha.com

"Bobbo writes deeply affecting material and it is delivered with an authenticity that is exhilarating. Even on disc his blend of roots, rock, country, folk and pop is delivered with the wallop of The Clash." - Orange County Register

"Bobbo Byrnes is one of the hardest working musicians in the Americana community, and his first solo album is further proof of his abilities. Motel Americana is a definite 'Get It' if you love great music."~ LA Music Critic

"Singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Bobbo Byrnes of The Fallen Stars and Riddle & The stars delivers plain spoken, heart felt tales of love, life and day to day existence in his new CD release Motel Americana with remarkable clarity. He’s the man you meet at the small town lunch counter that freely shares his colorful stories of this and that. Only difference is, Bobbo puts his earthy stories to music for all the world to hear much like Steve Earle and Willie Nelson have over the years."- Metronome Magazine July 2017

“Bobbo Byrnes has long proven himself as a key voice on the international Americana scene. On his new solo album “Motel Americana”, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist continues to successfully explore roots rock and alt-country, focusing on the slightly quieter and more nuanced regions of Americana.” ~Robert Kinsler, Music News Nashville

Bobbo Byrnes is not a musician who remains still very long. Between The Fallen Stars, Riddle and The Stars, and solo performances, Byrnes plays about 150 shows every year. That being the case, it's no surprise that from Billerica to Berlin, his songs are born from a life on the road. You need look no farther than "Heart like Mine", in which he explores the theme by singing about the roads that take him from show to show.

Two Sides to This Town is an album that is a product of Byrnes' busy touring schedule. However not all of the songs are road songs. "Angelia" is a contemplative song, and the one from which the album takes its title. "I named it Two Sides To This Town in a sort of admission to the division within the U.S. at the moment, and that I am looking for answers to that division."

Seeking is another common theme on this album, whether the object of the search is answers to a division of people, a car that doesn't break down all the time, or simply the next show. With Byrnes the search for the next show is constant, which is a good thing because it means he'll continue to write and record heartfelt songs like the ones on this album.

Bobbo will be on tour in Europe from May 27-August 5, 2018, Across the USA in September/October of 2018 and Australia in December of 2018.

Die bekennende Rampensau Bobbo Byrnes vermittelt mit seinen Songs verrauchte Americana-Stimmung und erzählt Anekdoten von schmuddeligen Gaststätten in den USA. 

Bekannt geworden ist Byrnes vor allem als Frontman der Rockband The Fallen Stars und als Teil des Trios Riddle & The Stars. Nun veröffentlicht er sein erstes Soloalbum "Motel Americana".

Nach sieben CD-Veröffentlichungen mit The Fallen Stars und zwei Alben mit Riddle & The Stars sowie zahlreichen Auszeichnungen, war Byrnes der Ansicht, es sei an der Zeit, ein Soloalbum zu veröffentlichen und alleine auf Tour zu gehen.

Der erste Song "Hold Me" von „Motel Americana“ wurde unmittelbar nach einer 41-tägigen Tournee mit 43 Shows durch ganz Europa geschrieben. Zurück in Südkalifornien war der Musiker geistig noch immer „on the road“: "Der Song handelt davon, einfach mit meiner Frau wegzulaufen!“ so Byrnes. Die Orange County Music League war sofort begeistert und nahm den Track mit auf den Spring Sampler 2017.

Auf seinem Solowerk spielt Byrnes Gitarre, Pedal Steel-Gitarre, Mandoline und singt. Ganz alleine kommt er jedoch nicht aus; Freunde wie Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters / Wallflowers,) Matt Froehlich (Tall as Men) und Brandon Allen (The Fallen Stars) sind am Album beteiligt, ebenso wie die Bandmitglieder Tracy Byrnes und Ben Riddle.


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