The Law and the Lonesome

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A stalwart of modern folk music, Jonathan constantly evolves in new musical directions and each incarnation has proven to be masterful. The Law and the Lonesome brings together the best of his southern roots and the increasingly strong influence of Texas. Full of desperate people and their dark familiars- crows, coyotes, and sudden storms- The Law and the Lonesome has an epic feel. Berklee grad and fellow producer Chris Bartos digs into the darkness with a sweeping and spare sonic landscape: a haunting 5-string violin, clanging electric guitars, mandolin, and double bass. Also joining Byrd is Corin Raymond, from Toronto, Canada’s own The Undesirables.

1. The Law and the Lonesome
2. Clean
3. Diana Jones
4. Houston Window Blues
5. The Fifth Wheel
6. Prairie Girl
7. May the River Run Dry
8. Coyote
9. Soldier’s Lullaby
10. Galveston

once in a few blue moons, someone does something new with the song form:

COYOTE by Jonathan Byrd

He hugged the brush and ran the ridge
Dropped down and headed for the bridge
Dropped down and headed for the bridge
Quiet as the rising moon
Quiet as the rising moon
I saw coyote

The devil broke the rolling veil
A shadow rode along the rail
A shadow rode along the rail
Black as the buzzard’s wing
Black as the buzzard’s wing
I saw coyote

If you look down there, you’ll find a trace
A barbed wire scar across the face
A barbed wire scar across the face
Fading like a midnight mile
Fading like a midnight mile
I saw coyote

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