Every Day Is Sunshine
Glasgow singer/songwriter Jim Byrne follows up his debut release, "On These Dark Nights" with this eclectic collection of ten beautiful, atmospheric songs influenced by Americana, English and Celtic folk, country and pre-war blues music. 'The blend of Celtic Folk, Americana and his own Cherokee/Irish blood make for a heady and exotic mix. ' Q Magazine. '..full of cinematic turns of phrase, dressed up in alluring melodies delivered by some of the most respected players on the modern-day Celtic Folk scene.' UNCUT 'A beautifully produced collection of Americana that includes Down By The Wildwood, the lyrics by Jazz singer Carol Kidd MBE, and recent charity single Can't Catch the Butterfly.' The Daily Record newspaper. Four Stars '..an album that will make many people happy without ever appearing to be trying to do just that.' The Bluesbunny Four Carrots 'Great record... a complete, compelling listen. ', Adam Levy (Songwriter/artist, guitarist with Nora Jones and Tracey Chapman) 'Have to tell you: YOUR NEW ALBUM IS GREAT!!! The violin at 'You don't know' breaks my heart. All in All a complete great album...won't leave my player!', Sabine (music photographer) 'ten beautiful, atmospheric songs..', Folk, Blues and beyond 'a fresh, original album', Eilidh Patterson (singer songwriter and vocalist with Beth Nielsen Chapman) 'should easily bring Byrne the wider recognition he deserves', Dave Arcari (Blues guitarist and songwriter) '..on Black Sky Blues sounding like Johnny Cash never left Folsom prison...meditations on life that'll soon sound like old friends.' Spiral Earth The tracks on "Every Day Is Sunshine" sound like classic songs, each from a different bygone era in British folk, roots, Americana and blues. What they have in common are memorable melodies, the sound of haunting acoustic, slide and blues guitars; sweet, melancholy strings and mandolin; sparse stand up bass and percussion; along with subtle modern flourishes that place the album firmly in today. The vocals draw you in and Byrne takes on the role of an intimate story teller, sitting on a wooden porch with his guitar dispensing invaluable advice like, 'Don't Go Pissing in The Wind'...