Love Broke the Fall
Stories of Life, Songs of Love
True Americana-Country folk blues with sweet, shuffly guitars and drums and a stellar guy—girl vocal exchange. music touching life and love all done in a bluesy, Americana vein
Smooth tones, a relaxed style and no fuss vocals. While Byrd and Street weave their magic, a tight band of fiddles, mandolin, accordion, piano, drums and bass makes stable harmony. The musicianship here is top—drawer. Tommy Byrd writes a good tune. There's no struggle to make or force a story line; Byrd just lets it flow. Kathy Street, mellow and warm plays her part with a blend that shines on the easily understood tale of first kisses on a front porch, kids in their Sunday best, angry words forgiven here and hands held tight in grace... as heard on Just an Old House. An album of original music touching life and love, all done in a bluesy, Americana vein, Tommy Byrd and Kathy Street share an appealing formula.
In addition to playing music, both Kathy and Tommy are talented artists.
Tommy mainly sketches in pen and ink or pencil, and does many commissioned pieces. See Tommy's drawings
Kathy is a painter working in both oil and acrylics. See Kathy's paintings
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, Texas Vineyards and Beyond in Fredericksburg.
Signed prints of most drawings are available matted and on acid-free art stock.
Pen and ink drawing of Charlie Chaplin
Pen and ink drawing of a cowboy and his horse
Pen and ink drawing of a cowgirl sitting on stool
Pen and ink drawing of flock of ducks in flight
Pen and ink drawing of a young girl and her horse
Pen and ink drawing of Harley Davidson motorcycle
Pen and ink drawing of last Comanche chief, Quanah Parker
Pen and ink drawing of young woman smiling
Pen and ink drawing of Willie Nelson
Prices for all of Tommy's drawings
5 X 7 print in 8 X 10 mat — $40 plus tax (if applicable) and $5 shipping
8 X 10 print in 11 X 14 mat — $50 plus tax (if applicable) and $5 shipping
Other sizes are available upon request
Contact us directly to purchase or commission Tommy's work — email@example.com.
Kathy learned her oil painting techniques from her grandmother. Kathy's works are primarily landscapes. In addition to oils, she has worked in both acrylics and batik.
Signed prints of paintings are available on acid-free art stock.
Italian Cat in a Boat (black and white cat sitting in left side of red and green boat)
La Grange, Texas Farm (rustic barn on right, house on left, tree in center, weathered wood fence in foreground)
Antique car in Batik (yellow roof, tires and horn, red body and spokes, brown underside and batiked background on white)
New Orleans Courtyard (brick house with shutters on right)
Stratford on Avon (view of church where Shakespeare is buried from down river, banks on both sides)
Windmill in the Netherlands (brown house with red roof attached to left side of windmill with water below; dirt road on right)
Prices for all of Kathy's drawings
8 X 10 print — $35 plus tax (if applicable) and $5 shipping
11 X 14 print — $45 plus tax (if applicable) and $5 shipping (Italian Cat in a Boat and Stratford on Avon only)
Any four prints of sketches and/or paintings and shipping is free!
Contact us directly to purchase Kathy's work — firstname.lastname@example.org.