Official Debut EP, 'Two Travelers', Mp3's and Streaming
A Chicago native with musical roots in Americana, Motown, British Rock, and Folk music alike, Jack Byron delivers an Americana folk/roots sound that utilizes the influence of John Mayer, the Beatles, Van Morrison, Jason Isbell, among others. After recording an acoustic demo in high school, he decided to pay for time at Pumpkin Studios in Orland Park, but producer Gary Loizzo heard priceless value in Byron’s songs and recorded them for free during a two year span. Loizzo, singer of American Breed, knew a thing or two about valuable songs – having sung the Billboard Hot 100, chart topping No. 5 single “Bend Me, Shape Me” in 1968. When he wasn’t on tour as the audio engineer and live mixer for Styx or REO Speedwagon, Loizzo donated his time and wisdom to Byron, a musician he believed in. Gary Loizzo became a good friend who will have a lasting impact regardless of his death in early 2016. Shortly after, Byron recorded an EP, Gemini Moon, with fellow musician and friend, Carl Horne, at Horne’s home studio. The leading ballad “Just A Fool” was named “Best Folk Song of May 2016” by the Akademia Music Awards and made it to the semi-finals of the Americana Music Association's annual songwriting contest in 2017. Soon after, Byron started recording more songs with Todd Loizzo, son of the late Gary Loizzo, at the Little Pumpkin Room in Plainfield, Il. Byron released his first official debut EP, Two Travelers, on January 18, 2020.
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