BYRD & STREET
" ...real Americana with integrity & soul...a blend that shines"
"Impeccable vocal harmonies" combined with original award — winning Texas-Americana songwriting, Tommy Byrd and Kathy Street have been making songs together since 2001. Often joined by some of the best musicians around, they can be found in venues throughout Texas and on tour in NM, CO, AZ, AR,IN and beyond. Nominated as "Best Vocal Duo" at the Texas Music Awards in 2014, 2012 and 2009, and Kerrville New Folk Finalist in 2013, 2011 and 2009, and another nomination for Kathy for TMA Female Vocalist for 2012, the duo's Love Broke the Fall CD was #13 on the Folk DJ Charts in July '09. Their Then and Now CD was #27 on the Chart in Oct. 2011
In 2011, Paul Stookey, (Peter, Paul & Mary) recorded one of their songs, " Let Me Be Your Friend. " (Lemme Be Your Friend) for animal adoption
Their newest release, Words and Music made #8 on the Folk DJ Charts in March 2014 and has remained on the charts for 4 months. It also made #2 on the Roots Music Charts and was the feature album of shows on WTBQ, WIOX, KPFT, Nashville Broadcasting, and New Folk Radio.com in Portland.
"This is exactly why I keep playing music on the radio for the past 24 years. I was totally blown away! Byrd & Street are among the best in the US making music out there-hell, in the world! Trust me , I get a lot of music here and this sets the standard for everyone else to shoot for!" Norm Mast WVPE, Elkhart IN
"I visited places in my heart that I hadn't seen for many years; some brought tears of sadness, some brought tears of joy, but one incredible thing is it was all so welcome and well balanced. Byrd & Street are one of the best shows I have ever heard." Alan Vajdos, Rear Window Listening Room in Ganado,TX
Tommy took art lessons as a child in elementary school, but only recently did he begin to actively pursue it as part of his career. He works almost exclusively in pen and ink with ink brush or pencil. His subject matter is varied, but mainly focuses on the vanishing way of life in Texas and the South. He has also drawn a number of musicians and commissioned portraits from photos.
His work is displayed in galleries and shops around central Texas, including Smilovici's Galleria in Boerne, Rancho Deluxe in Wimberley, the Silver K Cafe in Johnson City, and Texas Vineyards and Beyond in Fredericksburg.