Michael Hunton, Brad Byrd

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Michael Hunton

Brad Byrd

Sun, August 6, 2017

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

$0.00

Free

This event is 21 and over

Michael Hunton
Michael Hunton
Hailing from New Haven County, Michael Hunton brings you old time Americana infused with delta blues, roots, Appalachia, a few good stories, and a bottle of whiskey. Performing in bars, street corners, back porches, living rooms, and bonfires, Hunton cultivates an old sound inspired by the likes of Doc Watson, Son House, Charlie Parr, Steve Earle and Townes Van Zandt that will take your mind to a time filled with juke joints and freight trains. In 2015 Hunton released the album entitled "Catch That Train”, gloriously filled with stories of sin & redemption, second chances, and finding your path home - wherever that may be. Come and stay a while, and you just might find yourself hollerin’, stompin’, laughin’, and reaching for the nearest bottle of bourbon too.
Brad Byrd
Brad Byrd
Indie-rock/alt-country singer/songwriter Brad Byrd has been crafting and releasing hooky, timeless, left-of-center indie-rock-pop songs for the past decade.

His body of work has been described as “powerfully haunting and soulful,” and was recently sited as “One of the top artists out of New England alongside Paula Cole” in Boston’s popular music rag The Noise (July 2012). With penetrating melodies and lyrical imagery that effortlessly deciphers the human condition, the elusive yet on the verge siger/songwriter has been consistently delighting crowds from LA to NYC, and up and down both coasts consistently since his critically acclaimed and nationally distributed debut LP, “The Ever Changing Picture" (2005).

Brad’s sophomore effort, entitled “Mental Photograph”, was voted singer/songwriter Album of the Year (2011) on Sweden's Melodic.net ahead of well known acts such as Bon Iver, Ryan Adams, Ben Howard, and Kurt Vile. Tracks off both LP's have appeared on compilation albums i.e (Teva Vol. 2) alongside Joe Strummer, Ben Harper, and Beth Orton, and licensed for television on dozens of popular shows such as FOX’s “Ben & Kate,” ABC’s “Happy Endings,” E! Entertainment’s “Keeping Up w/the Kardashians,” and various other hit reality shows on MTV, VH1, UPN, ESPN and even independent films, namely “Winner – Best Short Film Documentary (at the Maui Film Festival) “All Aboard the Crazy Train”, featuring cameo appearances by Ben Stiller and Eddie Vedder, and includes music by Pearl Jam, U2, Beck, Ben Harper, and Mr. Byrd. In recent years Brad has released 2 singles "It Just Goes On" and "Back To Nowhere" that continously find new fans daily.

Brad has supported/opened for talents such as Bobby Long, Mike Doughty, Jurassic 5, Family of the Year, Blue & McCauley, Willy Mason, Barnaby Bright, Gold Motel, JBM, and many others worthy of note…

Brad is currently focused on recording songs for his 3rd official album in Los Angeles, CA with a release goal for fall 2016.