May 29th - Jonathan Byrd at The Roadhouse Concerts at Savannah's

The Roadhouse Concerts at Savannah's at the Lake Welcome Center presents:

Jonathan Byrd


A native North Carolinian, Jonathan Byrd grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano. After four years in the Navy, he returned to home to play in rock bands. It was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of southwest Virginia where his writing began to change. Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, Byrd wrote new songs in an ancient style. One of those first songs was "Velma," a murder ballad based on the true story of Velma Barfield, the last woman to be executed in North Carolina, and the murderer of Jonathan's own grandfather. The song so moved folk music legend Tom Paxton that he wrote: "What a treat to hear someone so deeply rooted in tradition, yet growing in his own beautiful way."

The venerated folk music label Waterbug Records has released his three albums: Wildflowers in 2001, The Waitress in 2003 and The Sea and the Sky in 2005, a collaboration with critically-acclaimed world music duo Dromedary. In the middle of his prolific five-year recording career, he was named a Kerrville New Folk winner, the most prestigious award in the singer-songwriter world. Previous Kerrville competitors include Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett and Steve Earle. “This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine's gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark's lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett's wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey's knack for the revealing image.” Scott Alarik in the Boston Globe "I thought I was listening to a young Doc Watson." Jay Moulon in Southeast Performer Magazine.


Jonathan Byrd on MySpace

Ticket Price: $15.00
Doors open at 7:00 PM shows start @ 8:00 PM
B.Y.O. Beverages: Visit our Patron, Richard Matthews at Classic Wines & Wine School for his selections of beverages to bring to the concerts.
Food available from our "Roadhouse Concerts Menu."

Roadhouse Concerts Menu

May 29-30, 2009

Prepared by:

All About Details, Inc


Cream Cheese with Pepper Jelly accompanied with an assortment of crackers

Southern Style Pimento Cheese with Pita Chips and Celery

Domestic Cheeses with Fresh and Dried Fruits

Mixed Nuts and Pretzels


Tortilla Chips with Fresh Salsa and Glorified Onions

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Barbeque Baked Beans

BBQ Bruchetta


Key Lime Pie



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Name Sales End Price Fee
General Admission Ended $15 $0.99

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