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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Groove Evolution @ Wind River Harbor Marina 6-9-18

Groove Evolution @ Wind River Harbor Marina 6-9-18

Groove Evolution @ Wind River Harbor Marina 6-9-18 LENOIR CITY, TN: Tonight (6-9-18)! Kick off the summer season at Wind River Harbor Marina with Music On The Water, featuring classic rock from Steve Rutledge and the Groove Evolution. Live music from 6PM – 10PM. See you there! -RB

Groove Evolution @ Wild Wing Cafe Powell 6-2-18

Groove Evolution @ Wild Wing Cafe Powell 6-2-18

Groove Evolution @ Wild Wing Cafe Powell 6-2-18 POWELL, TN: Tonight (6/2/18) Steve Rutledge and the Groove Evolution are back at Wild Wing Cafe Powell. Live music starts at 10PM. See you there! -RB

Groove Evolution @ Smoky Mountain Brewery Maryville 6-1-18

Groove Evolution @ Smoky Mountain Brewery Maryville 6-1-18

Groove Evolution @ Smoky Mountain Brewery Maryville 6-1-18 MARYVILLE, TN: Hello Social Media Land! Ryan Byrne here, bassist for Steve Rutledge and the Groove Evolution, and I just wanted to remind everybody in the Maryville, TN area that we will be rocking the house tonight (Friday June 1st) at Smoky Mountain Brewery Maryville. This place
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Groove Evolution @ Calhoun's on the River 5-26-18

Groove Evolution @ Calhoun’s on the River 5-26-18

Groove Evolution @ Calhoun’s on the River 5-26-18 KNOXVILLE, TN: Tonight (5-26-18)! Steve Rutledge and the Groove Evolution are back by popular demand at Calhoun’s on the River!  Even the fish swimming under the deck are stoked to hear the best in classic rock from the likes of Journey, Toto, Van Halen, Night Ranger, Doobie
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Groove Evolution @ Margaritaville Pigeon Forge 5-25-18

Groove Evolution @ Margaritaville Pigeon Forge 5-25-18

Groove Evolution @ Margaritaville Pigeon Forge 5-25-18 PIGEON FORGE, TN: Want to enjoy the vibe of Key West in the mountains of East Tennessee? Get ye to Margaritaville Pigeon Forge tonight (5-25-18) and rock out to the live classic rock sounds of Steve Rutledge and the Groove Evolution! Enjoy some Lava Lava Shrimp and sip
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Groove Evolution @ Margaritaville Pigeon Forge 5-19-18

Groove Evolution @ Margaritaville Pigeon Forge 5-19-18

Groove Evolution @ Margaritaville Pigeon Forge 5-19-18 PIGEON FORGE, TN: Tonight (5-19-18)! Steve Rutledge and the Groove Evolution are back by popular demand at Margaritaville Pigeon Forge. So grab yourself a frozen concoction and hang on! We’ll be supplying the fun all night long with your favorite classic rock from Journey, Toto, Van Halen, Night
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| Groove Evolution @ Wild Wing Cafe Knoxville 5-18-18 |

Groove Evolution @ Wild Wing Cafe Knoxville 5-18-18

Groove Evolution @ Wild Wing Cafe Knoxville 5-18-18 FARRAGUT, TN: Tonight (5-18-18)! Steve Rutledge and the Groove Evolution are back by popular demand at Wild Wing Cafe Knoxville! It’s time for a good time – great food, great music, great atmosphere – the work week is done and it’s time to get the weekend on!
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Groove Evolution @ Tate Lyle PAC Loudon 5-17-18

Groove Evolution @ Tate Lyle PAC Loudon 5-17-18

Groove Evolution @ Tate Lyle PAC Loudon 5-17-18 LOUDON, TN: Tonight (5-17-18)! Steve Rutledge and the Groove Evolution will be rocking the Tate and Lyle Performing Arts Center at Loudon Municipal Park as part of the Third Thursday Concert Series. Doors open at 7PM. Live music starts at 8pm with an opening set by Groove
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Groove Evolution @ Calhoun's at the Marina 5-12-18

Groove Evolution @ Calhoun’s at the Marina 5-12-18

Groove Evolution @ Calhoun’s at the Marina 5-12-18 LENOIR CITY, TN: Tonight (5-12-18)! Steve Rutledge and the Groove Evolution return to Calhoun’s at the Marina for a night you won’t soon forget. With temps near 90 degrees at our scheduled start time of 7pm, you’ll want to be as close to the water as you
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Debut JOTO Show @ Slick Willy's Knoxville 5-5-18

Debut JOTO Show @ Slick Willy’s Knoxville 5-5-18

Debut JOTO Show @ Slick Willy’s Knoxville 5-5-18 KNOXVILLE, TN: Tonight (5/5/18)! The time is here! The best way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Knoxville tonight is going out to Slick Willy’s for the debut performance from JOTO, the new Journey/Toto tribute band comprised of Knoxville/Nashville music industry veterans Steve Rutledge (guitar/vocals), Cheri Spinazzola
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Groove Evolution @ Smoky Mountain Brewery Maryville 4-21-18

Groove Evolution @ Smoky Mountain Brewery Maryville 4-21-18

Groove Evolution @ Smoky Mountain Brewery Maryville 4-21-18 MARYVILLE, TN: I am so psyched! Steve Rutledge and the Groove Evolution are back at Smoky Mountain Brewery Maryville tonight (4-21-18) and the crowd here always makes it SO WORTH IT! We have been so fortunate to have so many live music lovers just packing this place
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