This will be limited to 200 records and this is where you can pre-order the record and be the coolest kid on your block! What's so special about the vinyl? 1) Full track list plus bonus song. 2) Full lyric sheet inside. 3) Bonus 5 song EP "So many bars, so many Saturday nights" included. 4) Download codes for all of the above. 5) Back cover is just the SeaGreenNumber5 painting with no words if you feel like framing 6) Custom SeaGreen colored vinyl! 7) Custom downloadable songbook with chords for all the songs on SGN5! 8) Guitar picks. 9) Special backwards hidden track at the end of Side B! 10) Special Iron on transfer for you to iron on your own shirt.
Expected release: AUGUST 2, 2021
Discovering and 'promoting' the works of acts like Bobbo Byrnes is why I started this whole reviewing malarkey; even though it shouldn't really be necessary when this is his tenth release under his own name and/or with his band The Fallen Stars; but with so much competition out there I sometimes feel I am a lone voice in the wilderness ...... so buy SeaGreenNumber5 or be damned to Hell!
~The Rocking Magpie
"Given his enthusiasm and determination to do what Williams suggested in the poem of the same name, The Red Wheelbarrow offers another obvious example of Bobbo Byrnes’ astute ability to share optimism and possibility through songs that rock with both desire and determination. His knowing attitude boasts infectious energy that surges from start to finish. Consider The Red Wheelbarrow an essential acquisition, and every one of Byrnes’ earlier efforts to be of similar standing as well. Whether the wider world recognizes it or not, he ought to be considered an essential Americana master." ~ The Daily Ripple
“Bobbo Byrnes offers an approach that is the essence of genuine Americana - heart wrenching, passionate and a sound that's both tender and tenacious without compromising either. His latest album, Two sides To This Town, is authentic, illuminating and entirely pervasive, as if plucked from real life circumstance and then transposed to this series of impassioned performances. Anchored by acoustic guitars and Byrnes' assertive vocals, the songs resonate with a resilience and determination that leaves no doubt as to his credence and commitment. It only takes a cursory listen to Two Sides To this Town to recognize the fact that an important and essential new artist has indeed arrived.” ~ Goldmine Magazine (January 2019)
"Singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Bobbo Byrnes of The Fallen Stars and Riddle & The stars delivers plain spoken, heart felt tales of love, life and day to day existence in his new CD release Motel Americana with remarkable clarity. He’s the man you meet at the small town lunch counter that freely shares his colorful stories of this and that. Only difference is, Bobbo puts his earthy stories to music for all the world to hear much like Steve Earle and Willie Nelson have over the years." ~ Metronome Magazine
Songs inspired by the late Representative John Lewis' words about getting in trouble, good trouble, necessary trouble. It's political only in the way that standing up for what is right is political. All money from this release will be donated to the John and Lillian Miles Lewis Foundation for voting and civil rights. Feel free to pay whatever you want for these songs - we will donate whatever you pay to that foundation.