Tag Archives: The Byrds

Ranking Records—The Byrds

If you are a current fan of Americana music, I hope that you have taken some time to get to know the music of The Byrds. Undoubtedly one of the most influential American bands of all time, their legacy includes being pioneers of what was later labeled as Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock and Country Rock. […]

Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman @ Ryman Auditorium / Nashville TN / October 8, 2018

I sadly had to miss the “added-at-the-last-minute” five-song set by Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman at CMA Week’s annual Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam at the Ryman. However, when it was announced that these two founding members of The Byrds would be rejoining Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives on a 50th anniversary tour of […]

The Long Players perform The Byrds’ “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” @ Mercy Lounge / Nashville TN / March 25, 2017

Nashville’s Long Players have now artfully recreated the grooves from about 60 different classic rock records. But, like band leader Bill Lloyd said from the Mercy Lounge stage, “It was about time we did a country record in Nashville.” Their choice was The Byrds’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo, the mostly-overlooked at the time, but now-considered […]