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Bub Byrne
Bub Byrne
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Guitarist with a strong Chicken pickin' edge. Also Rock and Blues flavor. Versatile.
"Bub Byrne has been playing guitar since 1982 but started out as a bass player professionally. Through the years Bub has played in studios such as: Buddy's Studio, Media Productions, Cinderella Studio (Nashville), Justin Peters Music (Nashville), Songs For The Planet (Nashville), Studio 101 Productions. Bub has produced and recorded demos for: ABET International Music Group (Nashville) Pitched demos to Mercury Records/Millhouse via Russ Zavitson. Bub has been co-writer on songs with Nashville songwriters Connie Wolfe aka: Constance, Ron Taylor, and Justin Peters and was a friend of the late, great songwriter Ben Peters. Bub sang backing vocals on a demo with the Hee Haw Band produced by steel player Russ Hicks and played in a band with Dave Hicks, the former bass player for the Hee Haw house band. Bub has jammed with Hee Haw's own Vicky Bird, Doug Stone's guitarist Dennis Brown, and helped in sound for Keith Whitley. Bub sat in with a band named Back Alley which had Exile's former bassist Sonny Lemaire on board. Bub was in Nashville on business in 1998 and sat in with the Hall of Fame Lounge House Band several days in a row in which the audience was extremely please with his performance." Visit http://www.myspace.com/bub_byrne Still at it, he is working on a project that is unknown when the final mix will be done."
Band/artist history
Driftwood, Symon Gyrty I and II, Smokey River Band, Fatal Error, Silver Eagle Band, Last Chance, Southern Sounds, Southern Mix, Rachael Proctor and 40 West, Swamp Fox, Full House, Five of a Kind, The Players, Dirt Road Band, Dakota, Trace, Area Code 304, Shiloh, Nightshade, New River Band, Sudden Impact Band, The Rebels House Band, The Brandi Good Band, Tandem, and The Pour House Crew. Sat in with following groups; Back Alley, Southern Comfort, South Bound, Drivin' Time, Diamond Back, The Carpenter Ants, Kreshendo, Hall of Fame House Band (Nashville), Adam D. Tucker Project, Broken Bones Blues Band, Tastes Like Chicken, Silver Notes, Moment's Notice, Hogan's Goat, Overpass and many more.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
I have been playing live for over 27 years. I do like it but have backed out of the "live thing" and am trying to concentrate on recording at home. But I would do some outdoor gigs, fairs & festivals as a fill-in musician if I was needed.
Your musical influences
I have a Brent Mason flavor in my playing style on the country side. The rock side of my playing is so widely varied that I cannot give an example other than to say I am pretty fast and a good bit of "attitude" in my playing in that genre. Some say that that I have a blues edge/flavor in my playing. My Jazz is all over the place. My Bluegrass playing sucks (I make it sound country) I don't dance on the stage when I play. I am comically whimsical at times. Mostly, I let my guitar performances do the talking. I am a great team player or a stand out performer.
What equipment do you use?
I play a 1978 USA Fender Telecaster with EMG pick-ups and an installed Roland GK-2a MIDI controller/pick-up. I use a Boss GT-3 Effects processor on the guitar tones and a Roland GR-1 guitar Synthisizer.I occasionally use a Roland VG-88ex for recording. I play through a Roland Jazz Chorus 120 amplifer. I use a brass slide that I designed. (I have the only one in the world like it!) I also have a Fender Strat I play sometimes.
Anything else?
I have performed over 4000 gigs in my 27 years of playing. I have never missed or cancelled any gig that was scheduled. I took one week off with notice for my wedding day and honeymoon.
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