I’m performing my first full-length reading performance at a private show this Friday (Feb 2) in Carrboro NC. I’m excited to develop this different type of performance- thank you for witnessing this work in progress. $20 suggested donation, RSVP to this email for details and directions. Space is very limited! If you RSVP, it is essential that you show up. Cancellations will be blacklisted from future invitations to private events.  A month later, March 2, I’ll do my first public reading performance at St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Hillsborough NC, as part of their Faith & Arts Series.  


Thanks to everyone who has been listening on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and more. To answer a popular question, yes, I do get paid. This month, while you jammed my tunes you also quietly paid my gas bill. 


Thanks also for the success of ‘Youve Changed,’ my first book of poetry. Can you really download a book? There’s the gentle breath and flap of a flipped page. The dry rub of your hand spreading the spine open. The clean smell of a crafted product. You can hand it to someone. Not only does it never need recharging, it recharges you. It’s reusable, recyclable, and 100% biodegradable. If cared for, it will last lifetimes. 


I autograph every copy ordered from my web store: http://www.jonathanbyrd.com/the-store/youve-changed-1


Wednesdays at The Kraken are rockin’! The support for our new residency has been overwhelming. Thanks to our special guest Jess Klein for a fantastic show last week. You can listen to last week’s The Byrd Word podcast with Jess here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-byrd-word/id1337844620?mt=2&i=1000400570089

Subscribe to The Byrd Word to get an episode every week. You can also follow the Jonathan Byrd channel in your Apple News app. Here’s last week’s blog and podcast https://apple.news/ATMQ7j9w9TfCnu47qkRRhTQ


*********THE SHOWS************* 



The Kraken

Chapel Hill NC

special guests John Saylor and Stan Lewis



Private reading and music

Carrboro NC

RSVP for details



The Kraken

Chapel Hill NC

special guest Wes Collins



Cavender Creek Vineyards

Dahlonega GA


FEB 10

Reeves Theater

Elkin NC


*first ever full-length public reading performance*


St. Matthews Episcopal Church

Faith & Arts Series

Hillsborough NC


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