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Bobbo Byrnes

After moving from Boston to Southern California, Bobbo Byrnes founded one of Orange County’s leading americana rock bands, The Fallen Stars. He tours solo now, making a good amount of noise by himself utilizing effect pedals and sometimes an unobtrusive looping pedal while blending rock and roll energy, country flavored instrumentation and folk inspired storytelling. Bobbo read too much Kerouac as a youth and though he no longer hitchhikes he is still a vagabond at heart seeking to continue on his path, singing and strumming, learning and sharing stories, connecting with people and leaving a wake of happiness behind him.

While on tour in Europe in autumn of 2022, Bobbo booked a recording session at Hansa in Germany and Windmill Lane in Ireland and recorded his new album in just those 2 days. Using what he had on him, acoustic guitar, mandolin, delay pedal and e-bow, he crafted some new songs on the road, channeled Bowie in Berlin and some trad in Dublin and the new album “October” is already drawing comparisons to Glen Hansard, The Waterboys and Ed Sheeran. Bobbo is currently booking US and European tours for 2023/2024.

During the covid 19 lockdown, Bobbo organized online shows for the Orange County Food Bank raising enough money for over 7 000 meals. Organized a benefit for Women’s Transitional Living Center in Orange County, CA, released an EP of music inspired by John Lewis and donated the proceeds to the John and Lillian Miles Lewis Foundation for voting rights. He has also organized benefits for Stacey Abrams/Fair Fight, Black Emotional And Mental Health, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, Harbor Homes, LA/OC Food Banks, Quilts for Empowerment and Equality Now fighting violence against women around the world.

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