... my discovery of the year. Byrd is right up there with the best of them with a twist and turn of phrase, a facile use of language and the ability to tell a story straight into your heart. This is an unforgettable CD. - Rich Warren, WFMT, Chicago on Byrd's 2003 CD "The Waitress." He's still telling tales of country towns, but the characters are carrying cell phones and recovering from foreign wars. Using the same spare approach as he did with "Wildflowers," Jonathan tells vivid stories, often with solo guitar. In June, 2003, the Waitress ranked #22 in airplay on Folkdj-L.