CATEGORY:Career Profiles

Come Hear NC- Johnathon Byrd

PROVIDED BY: NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

Description

Use the link below to view his artist profile:

https://www.ncarts.org/comehearnc/365-days-music/%E2%80%9Cit%E2%80%99s-hurt-brings-songs-and-it%E2%80%99s-songs-heal-hurt-jonathan%E2%80%99s-songs-bring-us

A preacher’s son and Gulf War veteran born in Fayetteville, Jonathan Byrd’s family history in North Carolina stretches back seven generations. His style ranges from old time to rockabilly, and his lyrics and poems weave colorful landscapes home to working-class heroes, eccentrics, and freedom-seekers, all rooted in the spirit of his native state, particularly on his 2010 album "Cackalack." As well as the title track, the record features songs such as "Wild Ponies," honoring the wild horses of the Outer Banks. “Velma,” a murder ballad Byrd wrote about the last woman to be executed in North Carolina, has been covered by Sam Bush, Jack Lawrence, and others.

Additonal Information

Career Cluster

Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

Target Audience

Middle School, High School

Capacity

Unlimited

Delivery Mechanism

Virtual

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