Byrne has been the bassist for the Stephen Cochran Project (formerly Stephen Cochran & The New Country Outlaws) since October 2006 (except for a six month hiatus in late 2011/early 2012). As a member of Cochran's band, Byrne has toured the country multiple times opening up for a who's who of today's country music stars.
When not committed to shows with Stephen Cochran, Byrne enjoys the opportunity to work as a freelance bassist throughout the south. He has performed with Courtney Dickinson, Larry Bagby, Steve Rutledge and the Groove Evolution, Mirka, Tom Dixon, Marion Grace, Stephanie Layne, Homer Hart, and Chris Peters.
Byrne founded Nostalgic Distortion in October 1994 during his first year at Plymouth State (University) in Plymouth, NH. The band was active for ten years until Byrne moved to Nashville in October of 2004. In 2013, Nostalgic Distortion began performing annual reunion shows each October to raise money for the ANDY'S ARMY Walk Team for the JDRF Walk To Cure Diabetes (Concord, NH). The band is looking forward to their 21st Anniversary Reunion Show on Friday, October 16th, 2015 at their old stomping grounds, the Lucky Dog Tavern & Grill in Plymouth, NH.
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