Presented by Black Fret

Pat Byrne

Mar 18, 2022

7:00pm – 7:40pm CT

Sheraton BackYARD

“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 political activism, you’ll have Irish singer-songwriter Pat Byrne” Folk Alley
Byrne’s latest LP (July 2021) Into the Light takes the listener on an emotional journey with lyrics both touching and agonizing—heightened by Byrne’s distinctive vocals.
“Byrne delivers 11 original tunes from the buoyant pop of “Capsize” to the anthemic rock & roll of the title track to the tender balladry of “Precious Cargo.” 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 is how strong “Into the Light” is from start to finish. Every track radiates, and rewards repeated listening.” Peter Blackstock, Austin American Statesman
Byrne continues the momentum with his new single “Only a Man” an introspective narrative on human frailty, December 2021.
Byrne migrated to Texas in 2017 and released his first independent album, Rituals, in October 2018. In 2019, Byrne's breakout performances included 30A Festival, SWSX, and Americana Festival.

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