Courtesy of www.jimbyrom.com.
Jim is a native of San Antonio, TX where he currently resides. He started learning to play guitar at the age of eight and played professionally for the first time at the age of fifteen with his Father's band, "Silver Rose". After high school he started his own band called "Diamondback" and played the local clubs and honky tonks in and around San Antonio as the bands' lead guitarist. Jim then moved to College Station and formed a band with a good friend and they called it "Luck of the Draw". Once again Jim stuck to lead guitar and sang the occational traditional songs. They played all of the major Agricultural School functions, all over Texas, and into Louisianna. During this time Jim decided to sing more and more. He came to realize that he could back himself and play the style of music that better suited him. He stuck it out for three years with the band then started fronting his own band.
With the reins in hand he got back to playing the music he had always loved. Raised on Ray Price and Johnny Bush with the influence of eighties and early nineties artists such as Eddy Raven, George Strait and Keith Whitley he plays traditional music with an upbeat flare. The proof is evident in the songs he has written and currently recorded. No bubble gum pop country, just real country music that crowds can dance to in any honky tonk. With Fifteen years of playing and making crowds dance and have a good time, hopefully the best is yet to come for this up and comer.
Jim currently has a CD entitled "Whiskey Uniform" that has just been finished for "Yellow Rose Records". The first single to be let loose in Texas will be "How Lonely Does Lonely Get", the first track on the CD. It cleary shows the COUNTRY sound Jim has to offer and the honky tonk groove he loves so much. Fiddles and steel guitar are very prevalent, as they should be. Give it a listen and wait for your foot to start tappin'.
"Byrom's Style is a lot closer to traditional country, with lots of shuffles and honky-tonkers with a contemporary feel that is heavy on the fiddle and steel guitar - and tequila and heartache..... showing skill as a singer as well as a song writer with fluid vocals and snappy tunes...
- John Goodspeed, San Antonio Express News-
Jim Byrom Links
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