46th Birthday Wisdom | On The Road Of Life, Stop And Eat The Birthday Cake

46th Birthday Wisdom

On The Road Of Life, Stop And Eat The Birthday Cake Today, November 15th, 2020, is my 46th birthday, and like every other day, it is an opportune time to take a moment, look around, and smile in appreciation – yes, even in 2020. Fortunately, I was still a young man when I learned one
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Byrne Journal / Ryan’s Diary – November 2020 Edition

MUSIC Nostalgic Distortion ONE ROCK Recap Stuff it, Coronavirus – we did our show anyway! Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions and the overall safety of our family and friends, Nostalgic Distortion was unable to do our usual live show at the Lucky Dog Tavern in Plymouth, NH this year. However, that did not mean
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Byrne Journal / Ryan’s Diary – October 2020 Edition

Music Education All Music Lessons Go Virtual For October – Ryan Teaching Online From Gorham, NH Each October I make my annual trip to my hometown of Gorham, NH to visit with family and friends, as well as perform our annual reunion benefit show with Nostalgic Distortion. I normally visit during Fall Break week at
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Byrne Journal / Ryan’s Diary – September 2020 Edition

Music Alyssa Laine Leaves Liquid Velvet On August 26th, Alyssa Laine publicly announced via her Facebook Page that she was parting ways with Liquid Velvet. “I am taking this time to fully heal from my vocal [cord] surgery, write more music, and discover who I am as an artist.”, Laine said about her departure from
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Byrne Journal / Ryan’s Diary – August 2020 Edition

Byrne Journal Switching To Monthly Format Hello awesome friends and fans! If you’ve seen my newsletter of late then you know that I had recently rebooted it when the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions began to ease and various East Tennessee venues were allowed to start hiring bands again. However, due to COVID-19 case spikes, restrictions are
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Byrne Journal / Ryan’s Diary – Sunday Edition: July 5, 2020

MUSIC Liquid Velvet Shows in Lenoir City and Johnson City I hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July! Liquid Velvet sure did! We are fortunate and thankful for the gig opportunities afforded us during these strange times ruled by Coronavirus. Friday night, July 3rd, we performed on the Tiki Hut patio at
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Byrne Journal / Ryan’s Diary – Sunday Edition: June 28, 2020

New Recording from Ryan Byrne I am pleased to announce that I have just finished a shiny new demo of a song I wrote about 15 years ago when I first moved to Nashville entitled “Belle of Music City”. It is a knee-slapper that I’m filing under the categories of Americana, Appalachian Folk, and Neo-Celtic.
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Byrne Journal / Ryan’s Diary – Sunday Edition: June 21, 2020

Happy Father’s Day! Since this edition of the Byrne Journal falls on Father’s Day, I’d like to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! Of course, I’d like to send a special shout-out to my dad, Bob Byrne, and to my father-in-law, Larry Rhodes! Liquid Velvet This past Friday saw Liquid
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Byrne Journal / Ryan’s Diary – Sunday Edition: June 14, 2020

Byrne Journal Rebooted Welcome to the re-introductory issue of Byrne Journal / Ryan’s Diary, my micro-newsletter. The Byrne Journal was last posted March 20th, 2020 on my Facebook page and was ceased shortly after due to the Coronavirus quarantine/lockdown. However, now the local economy is beginning to wake back up. Clubs and restaurants are beginning
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Ryan Byrne "Good Night Boss" CD-Single (2003) Cover photo by Chuck Theodore featuring beautiful photo of Old Man of the Mountain in the winter against a clear blue sky.

Introducing the “Good Night Boss” Page on RyanByrne.com

Sixteen years after the creation of RyanByrne.com, “Good Night Boss” finally gets a dedicated page on the website! After moving to Nashville in 2004, Ryan launched RyanByrne.com to help promote himself as a bassist for hire. It was initially just a basic one-page website with a few pics, brief bio, a resume, some links and
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