Julie Byrne – Sleepwalker (2017)

March 9, 2020 – Day 260

Julie Byrne learned her Dad’s fingerstyle guitar playing at the elderly (for a guitar player) age of 17 but she caught on quick, maybe due to growing up in the snowbelt of Buffalo, New York and being stuck inside due to the weather. The style whcih she attributes to her father is nimble and natural. “Sleepwalker” from Byrne’s second album “Not Even Happiness” has a melody that sounds like someone should have written it before now. As for Byrne’s voice it is a natural fit for folk music, and her easy going delivery reminds me of Nick Drake. “Of all the roads in the cities that I passed through / Of all of the eyes that I searched inside / The one sense of permanence I felt was mine”

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