The Missouri Ozarks is both home and backdrop to Mick Byrd, Missouri Arts Council Touring Performer and MO Blues Society, NSAI & TSAI member, who regularly performs at Nashville’s Bluebird Café on Songwriter’s Nights. An award from Billboard Magazine kicked off his music career in 1994. Nine recordings later, Mick brings fans an amazing array of original Progressive Country & his signature “Ozark Blues”.
–Mick & The Backroad Band, Joe Dunlap on lead guitar, & Ray Spiller on cajón, will keep your hands clapping & toes tapping!
“This artist delves into the very guts of what constitutes a well-written song and delivers, every time. He’s what true fans of independent, original music, covet and collect.” -Karen E. Reynolds, Host/Program Director, Writer’s Block, WDVX – Knoxville, TN
Clint Harding, retired radio host for community radio in St. Louis & Columbia, MO, says, “Every song comes with its own story (although rarely necessary to get the point), and when delivered in a relaxed south central Missouri drawl one can feel that this is what it must be like to sit around the cracker barrel on the general store porch on warm summer nights listening to the local storytellers.”
Mick has also released a special 2 song CD with The Chance and Gentle Souls benefiting Special Olympics Missouri with only enough left to sell at shows.