Byrd Plays Rooster's Wife Sunday
Sunday, Sept. 18, will find singer-songwriter extraordinaire Jonathan Byrd on stage at Poplar Knight Spot, at 114 Knight St. in downtown Aberdeen.
Sharing the bill will be Grace Pettis, the 2011 Kerrville New Folk winner. The doors open at 6 p.m. , with the music starting at 6:45.
Jonathan Byrd is a seventh generation North Carolinian, tracing his family tree back to 1795.
His musical education began at home, where his mother started him on piano. She played for the small church in Germany where Jonathan's father served as pastor to an English-speaking congregation. Guitar came next, and the lack of lesson plans and workbooks held much greater appeal.
Between then and now, Byrd has won the New Folk competition in Kerrville, produced six albums to high acclaim and toured steadily for the last 11 years.
Pettis offers observations of life that belie her tender years. She is honing material for a second album, to be released in 2012. Her first effort won her a showcase at Folk Alliance, as well as first place at the Mountain Stage Songwriting Competition.
For more information visit www.theroosterswife.org or call (910) 585-1614.
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