Bobbo Byrnes Pays Homage to His Singer/Songwriter Sisters in New Single, “Queen of the Party”

Fri Jun 18, 2021

For many of us, “Catch a Falling Star” is a classic Perry Como song. For acoustic storyteller Bobbo Byrnes, it also describes a once-in-a-lifetime experience the Anaheim-based artist had that led to the creation of his new single tribute to his female contemporaries, “Queen of the Party”.

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“We were there to see the Sin City All-Stars and waiting at a bar in Los Angeles when I saw the person next to me trip and start falling,” Byrnes recalls. “I caught her and stood her upright. She thanked me and was on her way. It was then I realized I had just caught Lucinda Williams in my arms.”

Californian Bobbo Byrnes Pays Tribute To Canada with New Song, “Chasing Rock and Roll”

Fri Apr 16, 2021

It’s ‘the thrill of the chase’ in this cut from California songwriter Bobbo Byrnes as he weaves yarn on the tale of a van of young American dudes ready to tear up the stage, night after night, in Canada.

Byrnes quickly sets the scene from the first sentence: crossing the border, passing by Niagara, and heading to Toronto to play a host of sets at some of the nation’s finest clubs along the troubadour passageway.

Byrnes chants, “chasing rock and roll for the rest of our lives.”

And aren’t we all.

In his signature melodic fashion, Byrnes observes the nightly pastime of many-a-rocker: winning over patrons and audiences alike, finding inspiration at the sound of a Blue Rodeo album, seeking refuge on the floor of hotel rooms for a few moments of rest, and doing it all again the following night.

What “Chasing Rock and Roll” provides the listener with is an insight audiences rarely get to see; the song delivers the inside track on the path to stardom for a band that kicks it nightly on the stage. Suddenly privy to the goings-on behind the curtain instead of dancing in front of it, Byrnes offers audiences a lyrical “backstage pass.”