These four paintings are of Kilcummin, County Mayo, Ireland in M. Graham walnut oil, on 11X14 canvas with a palette knife, during the months of JAN and FEB 2019.
In case you missed it...or are just tuning in, here's what The Jimmy Byron Trio have been up to since the last blog post....
The Jimmy Byron Trio closed out their 2018 calendar at Relish Bar and Grill.
We started the new year at The Local on Roncesvalles...
...performed at a 60th birthday party at The Brogue Irish Pub in Mississauga, ON...
...and started our second year of residency at The Hole In The Wall in the Junction, TO...(The Last FRI of every month)
We also started working on ALBUM #3!!! So, stay tuned for updates on that!
Continue to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and instagram...(links up top)
You can purchase albums at our live shows or through this website...or listen to our music through Spotify or AppleMusic...
See you at the next show!
THE END OF WAR-(2014)
Directed by Bernard E. James
Written by Richard Werham
Produced by Paul Fler and Chris Cunningham
Cinematography by Ray Dumas
Costume Design by Alex Kavanaugh
Innis Lake Entertainment
Filmed in Ontario, Canada
The month of SEPT 2018, found The Jimmy Byron Trio performing at The Local (Roncesvalles), and The Hole In The Wall (The Junction), as well as a solo performance at Relish Bar and Grill (East Danforth). All shows were a success! Thanks to the patrons, the fans, the venues, and staff for your unyielding support!
Stay tuned for more upcoming shows!
* Photos and videos by Jennifer Schmitt
BABY PEEP (J.L. Byron) Jimmy Byron performs a song from "Gentrify You" (2009) at Relish Bar and Grill, East Danforth, Toronto, SEPT 29, 2018. Orange Shirt Day 2018.
ALLISON ROSE (J.L. Byron) Jimmy Byron performs an song at Relish Bar and Grill, East Danforth, Toronto, SEPT 29, 2018. Orange Shirt Day 2018.
The Jimmy Byron Trio (w/ Dave Haffey & Mitchell Thomson) kicked off the new year at Relish Bar & Grill, in East Danforth, Toronto, ON. It was our pleasure to perform the 'Dinner Show' slot, while our friends Alun Piggins and The Quitters closed out the night. Not only did we have a great time, as always, playing...BUT we got to stick around and watch Alun, Terry, and Jay cut it up. Thanks to Joanne and the staff at Relish, all the east-end locals, and to our pals Alun, Terry, and Jay for such a great night!
Here is a collection of Photos and Videos.
* Photos and video by Jennifer Schmitt
GONE, GONE, GONE-(C. Perkins) This 1955 Carl Perkins hit has always been a favorite number to perform.
(YOU DON'T ) DO WHAT YOU USED TO- (J.L. Byron) This original appears on Jimmy Byron album, "Transition"(2016). Available at www.jimmybyron.com
I LOVE HER SO-(J.L. Byron) This original ballad was penned in 1997, and first appeared on early demos and live recordings in 1998, and again on "The Bathroom Sessions"(2000).
BIG BAD WOLF (J.L. Byron) This original appears on Jimmy Byron album, "Transition"(2016). Available at www.jimmybyron.com
The Jimmy Byron Trio had our 'Holiday Show' DEC 2nd, at The Local on Roncesvalles, Toronto, which concludes our shows for 2017. It's been a fine year, and we look forward to seeing you in 2018.
As The Holiday Season approaches, if you are looking for a gift for a loved one, or for yourself, don't forget our 'Merchandise' page. All albums are in CAD, and will redirect you to our "Bandcamp" page to complete your order.
While we are indeed on iTunes, Apple Music, Cd Baby, and Spotify, I've found Bandcamp to be the best site for independent artists and fans alike. Through bandcamp you can order the vinyl (w/ Download card incl.), CD, or download the album in WAV. format, which is a higher quality file than you will find at other sites.
OR... If you live in Toronto...support your local record stores. You can purchase Jimmy Byron albums in Toronto at:
She Said Boom, Roncesvalles.
Rotate This, Ossington (and Dundas)
Pandemonium, The Junction
Happy Holidays and all the best for the New Year!
The Jimmy Byron Trio with Dave Haffey (lead guitar) and Sam Petite (upright bass)
@ The Local, SAT DEC 2, 2017.
*photos and videos by Jennifer Schmitt
STUCK LIKE GLUE (J.L. Byron) An original rockabilly/country-blues number from 1998.
LET ME PLAY WITH YOUR POODLE (H. Whittaker) A Chicago-blues number from 1942 by Hudson Whittaker aka Tampa Red
(YOU DON'T DO) WHAT YOU USED TO (J.L. Byron) From the latest album, 'Transition' (2016).
TRAIN #37 (J.L. Byron) A country-blues, story song from 1998.
BIG BAD WOLF (J.L. Byron) From the latest album, 'Transition' (2016).
While The US was busy feasting on Thanksgiving left-overs, and the Holiday shoppers were going crazy over 'Black Friday' sales, The Jimmy Byron Trio w/ Dave Haffey and Rob Clarke were performing at Relish Bar and Grill in East Danforth, Toronto.
This is the 2nd time we've played here, and what a blast it is! Thanks again to Joanne Clayton, the staff at Relish, and the entire neighborhood for their support.
We hope to be back soon.
Here is a collection of photos and videos.
* Videos by Jennifer Schmitt
BABY SHE'S GONE- (J.Scott) A cover version of Jack Scott's hit from 1957.
TRAIN #37-(J.L. Byron) An original Country-Blues story song.
(YOU DON'T DO) WHAT YOU USED TO- (J.L. Byron) An original Rock n' Roll/Blues number from the album, "TRANSITION"(2016)
BLONDE BABY-(J.L. Byron) An original Rockabilly number from 1998. Appeared as a demo in 1998, "The Bathroom Sessions:Demos"(2000) and an outtake on "The Singles" (2003).
The Jimmy Byron Trio w/ Chris Staig and James McEleney had the pleasure of playing The Local, Roncesvalles, Toronto, ON. SAT, NOV 4 2017. It was a real treat to welcome back Mr. Staig, one of the hardiest working and busiest men in showbiz! Chris not only fronts his own band, Chris Staig and the Marquee Players, but is also the lead guitarist in The Parkdale Rebels. And what an honor to have another busy and talented lad, Mr. James McEleney (The Andrew Collins Trio) on upright. This marks the first time James and I have played together, and I'm sure it won't be the last!
Here is a collection of photos and videos taken by Jennifer Schmitt
BABY, SHE'S GONE (J. Scott)
Written and recorded in 1957 by Canadian-American singer-songwriter, Jack Scott. Mr. Scott has always been a favorite of mine, this number in particular. I've been performing it live for nearly 20 years, and I never tire of it.
GRABBA GUN (J.L. Byron)
Written and recorded for 'Gentrify You' (2009) this song addresses the problems with the gun culture in the Unites States.
PEARLY LEE (B. Riley)
Written and recorded as the B-Side to "Red Hot" by Billy Lee Riley, for Sun Records in 1957. I had the pleasure of meeting and befriending Billy in 1999 while he was performing at a Beale Street Festival in Memphis, TN. We hit it off, and remained acquainted until he passed in 2009. He has been a very positive influence on my music, and I always think of him fondly when I sing this number at my live shows.
The Jimmy Byron Trio w/ Dave Haffey and Mitchell Thomson had the pleasure of playing Rod, Gun and Barbers:Junction, Toronto, ON. SAT, OCT 21 2017. It is a quaint little barbershop with a fully licensed bar as well. Here is a collection of photos taken by Jennifer Schmitt and Trek Willett.
*Videos by Jennifer Schmitt.
STUCK LIKE GLUE (J.L. Byron)
Written and recorded as a demo in 1998, this little rockabilly-country number became a regular at live shows. It was re-recorded for the "Bathroom Sessions:Demos" (2000) and again for "The Singles" (2003) featuring Donnie Briggs (The Brunswicks/The In Crowd) on lead guitar and Bradley Scott Ber (Chicago Blues Angels/Hubert Sumlin)on upright bass. 'The Singles' version has been featured on Toronto's CIUT,FM and KCLN,FM often.
TRAIN #37 (J.L. Byron)
This number was also written and recorded as a demo in 1998, and re-recorded for the "Bathroom Sessions:Demos" (2000), however, it never made the list at live shows. In 2014, I dusted off this gem, changed the key and feel, and added it to the live set. It has now become a new fan favorite!
ALISON ROSE (J.L. Byron)
Written in 2000, this song never saw the light of day until I stumbled upon it while sorting through my old notebook in 2014.
BIG BAD WOLF (J.L. Byron)
Written and recorded for the "Bathroom Sessions:Demos" (2000), this song also never made the live show, or saw the light of day, until it was recorded for my latest album, "Transition" (2016). This jaunty number has since been recorded as an official live video at The Great Hall, Toronto by Dominique Van Olm, and is always a crowd pleaser at shows.
The Jimmy Byron Trio w/ Dave Haffey and Rob Clarke had the pleasure of playing Relish Bar and Grill, East Danforth, Toronto, ON. Fri June 23, 2017. It was our first time performing there as a unit, and are pleased to say we will be doing it again in NOV. Looking forward to it! Here is a collection of photos and videos taken by Jennifer Schmitt.