Except for a six month hiatus towards the end of 2011, Byrne has been the bassist for the Stephen Cochran Project (formerly Stephen Cochran & The New Country Outlaws) since October 2006. 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.
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 next annual reunion show in October 2015 at their old stomping grounds, the Lucky Dog Tavern & Grill in Plymouth, NH.
I'm kind of just getting started with my blog, but check out my latest entry! A Weekend in the Life of "Smitty"!