Irish singer-songwriter Pat Byrne has come a long way since his first deal with Universal. In late 2017, Byrne began his migration to Austin, Texas. In 2019, he took the U.S. by storm, with breakout performances at the 30A Festival, SXSW, Kerrville Folk Festival and the Americana Festival. Being immersed in the Texas music scene, Pat’s sophomore U.S. release, “Into the Light,” has an edgier feel underscoring both emotional depth and greater confidence, while blending new influences with his rich Irish heritage.
Byrne will play Society Hall in Alamosa on Sunday, Sept. 10.
“We’ve been hearing about Pat Byrne from several different friends for a few years now,” said Society Hall board member and Howlin’ Dog Records music producer Don Richmond. Don continues, “Every one of them said some variation of ‘You gotta hear this guy,’ so we’re excited to be able to bring him to Alamosa while he’s in the area playing at the Big Barn Dance Festival in Taos. We hope SLV folks can come out and see what all the fuss is about.”
Society Hall, 400 Ross Ave, Alamosa
Sunday, Sept. 10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Here’s what a few notable music publications have to say about Byrne:
“The raspy melodic soul of Byrne’s voice recalls the emotional spells the late Austin troubadour Jimmy LaFave used to cast, though Byrne’s songwriting bears a distinctive Irish stamp. He’s more contemporary than strict traditionalists, putting him more in the league of Glen Hansard or Luka Bloom.” Peter Blackstock, The Austin American Statesman
“Pat Byrne lives in Austin and traffics in the kind of earnest roots rock championed by artists like
Shakey Graves. His voice and songwriting chops show the reason he’s attracted a lot of attention. Look for a big second act from this artist.” Tom Thornton, Riff Magazine
“The overall sound draws easy comparisons to modern gritty Americana artists like David Ramirez, Ryan Adams, and Jason Isbell. Byrne deserves to be in that company with his gritty vocal and poignant lyrical style.” Ear to the Ground Music.