The time has almost come to release the new album, Transition. The release date will be FRI APRIL 15, 2016 @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St West. 10pm, $5 cover. The album will be released on vinyl (w/ a download card from iSong, included) and CD, and will be available for purchase at the show. Please enjoy this teaser, the title track from the album, Transition.
Hope to see you there.
Jimmy Byron: Transition
In 2009, Jimmy Byron released his debut album, Gentrify You, which
explored the themes of gentrification and how it affects people. After
three years in production, Jimmy is set to release his second album,
Transition features a mix of rock n’ roll and blues, and with the addition
of folk and classical instruments it expresses ideas about what happens
to a community when corporate greed and massive layoffs (or the
‘transitioning’ of jobs) leave people in a vulnerable state, prone to poverty,
mental health issues, and substance abuse.
Written and produced by Jimmy Byron, the album welcomes back
musicians Chris Staig, Dennis Mohammed (Jesse Cook), Josh Hicks
(Taxi Chain), and Jack Breakfast, but also adds the wonderful sounds of
Mitchell Thomson and David Poulin (The BelleRegards) on strings, Jim
Bish (Taxi Chain) on saxophone, bluegrass/old time/country musicians
Tony Allen, Frank Evans (Slocan Ramblers), and Burke Carroll, plus
appearances by Andrew Penner (Sunparlour Players) to create an
exciting dynamic of sound and storytelling.
Beautifully mixed by Andrew Penner and mastered by Jeff “Fedge” Elliot,
Transition is available on vinyl as well as CD and digital download. A
show celebrating its release will take place at Junction City Music Hall,
2907 Dundas St W, Toronto on Friday, April 15th, 2016, at 10:00 p.m. $5
1. Mr. Mojo (The Cellophane Man)
2. It’s Sad
3. Can’t Get Ahead
5. The Job
6. (You Don’t Do) What You Used To
8. Don’t Reckon
9. Big Bad Wolf
Jimmy Byron, Chris Staig, and Special Guest, Max Heineman (Foggy Hogtown Boys/Lonesome Ace String Band)@ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, SAT MAR 19, 2016. Rock N Roll and Blues, Trio Style!
Congratulations to my dear friends, Josh and Monica Clendenin, (former Carol Stream and Willow Springs, IL residents) of Huntington Beach, California for giving birth to the newest Jimmy Byron fan, Josh Jr! I wish them the best of luck and much happiness, and thank you for the support and photo!
Here's to the future!
All the best!