Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Artist: Jimmy Byron, Album: Gentrify You, Song: Grabba Gun

Jimmy Byron is an artist from Chicago originally but now based in Toronto.  He started his career during the late nineties playing shows around the Mid West.  He has a sound that draws influence from early rock and roll, the blues and country.  His vocals, especially evident on this track, have a raw punk quality to them.  Grabba Gun is a very cool track from his 2009 release, Gentrify You.  You can check it out on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AxLYz5BRp0).  Jimmy put together a band in Toronto that features former Taxi Chain (see blog 12/25/10) members, Dennis Mohammed, Josh Hicks and Chris Staig (see blog 3/28/11).  Along with his music career, Jimmy has also acted in a number of movies, t.v. shows as well as commercials and you can follow him at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jimmy-Byron/.  You can also check out his You Tube channel that has some great live footage of him and his band at http://www.youtube.com/user/JimmyByronmusic.  You can purchase the album, Gentrify You, on Itunes.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!