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Pat Byrne

July 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

“When you combine the transcendent poetry of Bob Dylan with the gritty, real-world rock-n-roll storytelling Bruce Springsteen made so famous, and add a dash of the political activism embodied by Woody Guthrie
and Pete Seeger, you’ll have Irish singer-songwriter Pat Byrne.”
-Folk Alley at 30A Songwriters Festival
Following his 2021 Into The Light album, Byrne delivered strong new works in 2022. His unmistakable
voice and cinematic lyrics continue to touch our universal humanity. Supported by legendary musicians from
Emmylou Harris’s band he presents another gem with “Only a Man”. Recorded at The Next Waltz with Bruce
Robison and band, “Until it Isn’t” is a gorgeous rendition wistfully recalling lost love. Byrne’s December
2022 release, “Feels Like Living”, makes palpable the working musician’s struggle and uncertainty,
underpinned by a nostalgic arrangement of strings and harmonium.
Into the Light, recorded at the Sound Emporium studio in Nashville, takes the listener on an
emotional journey with lyrics both touching and agonizing—heightened by Byrne’s dynamic vocal
“Byrne delivers 11 original tunes ranging from the buoyant pop of “Capsize” to the anthemic rock & roll of
the title track to the tender balladry of “Precious Cargo” and “Win Lose or Drown.” A strong supporting
cast helps make Into the Light one of the best-sounding singer-songwriter albums to come out of Austin in
years. What ultimately stands out the most is how strong “Into the Light” is from start to finish. Every track
radiates, and rewards repeated listening.”
-Peter Blackstock, Austin American Statesman
“I really appreciate the aggressive storytelling of Pat Byrne’s songwriting style. The overall sound draws
easy comparisons to modern gritty Americana artists like David Ramirez, Ryan Adams, and Jason Isbell.
Byrne deserves to be in that company with his gritty vocal and poignant lyrical style.”
-Greg Jones, Ear to the Ground Music
“Pat Byrne live


July 15
3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
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Bound for Glory @ The Corral
215 W Broadway St
Okemah, OK 74859 United States