A pop-rock singer-songwriter, J.R. Byrd has been writing and performing his own songs since the age of 16. Byrd first knew he was destined to be a songwriter when he realized he was too slow & too short to play in the National Basketball Association. With his b-ball dreams dashed, he resorted to practicing gloomy Chopin nocturnes. With a little instrumental facility under his belt, Byrd began writing simple gooey love songs for various middle school crushes, which in turn often netted him Hershey Kisses, but never kiss kisses. It wasn’t until his senior year of high school when he played the greasy role of Kenickie that girls started to notice J.R.’s vocal lightning. In music school at the University of North Texas, Byrd’s song-smithing got “all growns up”, and he really delved into the acoustic guitar as his main songwriting tool. Influenced by the likes of John Mayer, Steely Dan, Dave Matthews, and Stone Temple Pilots, J.R.’s music sounds suspiciously like the love child of some jazz, some rock ‘n roll, and some funk, wrapped up into a sushi roll of pop perfection. One of JR’s fan’s called his music, “Smart Pop.” An all growns up sort of progressive pop with upbeat tunes and unconventional lyrics, J.R. has birthed us into the world of smart pop.
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All Of Me Video
Robot Monkey Video
J.R. Live Video
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