Given his enthusiasm and determination to do what Williams suggested in the poem of the same name, The Red Wheelbarrow offers another obvious example of Bobbo Byrnes’ astute ability to share optimism and possibility through songs that rock with both desire and determination. His knowing attitude boasts infectious energy that surges from start to finish. Consider The Red Wheelbarrow an essential acquisition, and every one of Byrnes’ earlier efforts to be of similar standing as well. Whether the wider world recognizes it or not, he ought to be considered an essential Americana master. - Lee Zimmermannm, The Daily Ripple

"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.

Bobbo Byrnes ist kein Musiker, der lange still bleibt. Ob mit seinen Bandprojekten „The Fallen Stars“ und „Riddle & The Stars“ oder solo - Byrnes spielt um die 150 Shows pro Jahr. Nun bringt die bekennende Rampensau sein zweites Solowerk auf den Markt und bleibt dabei seinem Genre treu: Rustikaler Americana-Rock soll es sein.

Byrnes Songs entstehen aus einem Leben „on the road“ zwischen Billerica und Berlin. In „Heart like Mine“ singt er etwa über die Straßen, die ihn von Show zu Show führen.

Zwar ist das Album „Two Sides To This Town“ aus Byrnes vollgepacktem Eventkalender entsprungen, es handeln aber nicht alle Lieder daraus von dem Leben auf der Straße - „Angelia“ ein nachdenklicher Titel und unter anderem der Namensgeber des Albums. „Ich habe es „Two Sides To This Town“ genannt in Anlehnung an die soziale Spaltung, die zur Zeit in den Vereinigten Staaten vorgeht und dass ich für dieses Problem nach einer Lösung suche“, sagt Byrnes über den Albumtitel.

Ein weiteres Thema, mit dem sich das Album beschäftigt, ist die Suche: Nach Antworten, nach einem Auto, das nicht ständig kaputt geht oder ganz einfach die Suche nach der nächsten Show.

Auch 2019 hat Byrnes neues Material am Start. Beim Roxy Music Cover "Virginia Plain" vereint Bobbo Byrnes die Welten von Wilco, Roxy Music und den Foo Fighters.

Phil Manzanera, Gitarrist bei Roxy Music, steuerte Gitarre bei, Rami Jaffee (Drummer Foo Fighters) spielt Keyboard und Ken Coomer von Wilco und Oncle Tupelo spielt Drums. Wie es dazu kam, sehen Sie in der Story zum Release unter Künstlerdaten. Der Song liefert einen Vorgeschmack auf das neue Album „The Red Wheelbarrow“, das noch in diesem Jahr erscheinen wird.


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