Thursday, December 12, 2013

Throwback Thursday/Guest Blogger: Kier Byrnes review of The Whiskey Boys "Time Machine"

Well, I have a real treat for you all today, a guest writer (who I will be using some reviews from in the future as well). A good friend of mine and the Boston music community as a whole, Mr. Kier Byrnes. A little on Kier below, as well as his review of The Whiskey Boys' record "Time Machine" (you can compare our notes by reading my review as well HERE which is I guess why I am calling this a Throwback)...

Bio: Kier Byrnes is Associate Music Editor of The Noise and former Music Editor of Whats Up Magazine. In addition to writing, he is a musician with the Boston-based band, Three Day Threshold. He has opened for acts like Zac Brown Band, Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show. Some of his favorite venues that he’s performed at over the years are the Jim Beam Distillery, Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville and a Belgian prison.

RLR note: Kier is also a hell of a guy and has done immeasurable good for this local music scene.



Cambridge has always been a strong hold for folk music; whether it’s the Harvard Square’s New England Folk Archives or legendary folk music venue Club Passim. One of the world’s biggest folk music record labels, Rounder Records used to call the area home as well. Today, this town is the home of The Whiskey Boys, one of the premier folk acts around. Led by fiddle/vocalist, David Delaney, the band builds on the folk genre by exploring new themes and utilizing some creative approaches on traditional folk music. The music is so fresh and entertaining, it will leave the folk purist or the average radio listener quite pleased. This band continues to turn a lot of heads in New England.  This band is one of the best you will find in town. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see The Whiskey Boys as one of the big up and coming acts at next year’s Newport Folk Festival. 


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