In an age when so many politicians are busy trying to rip us from our roots, NC folk singer/songwriter Jonathan Byrd is doing his musical best to mend the damage done. Last weekend he joined with 200 other artists on Bandcamp in donating profits to the Transgender Law Center.
A good friend from the North Texas Unitarian Universalist Congregations and the Dallas Peace and Justice Center told me about Jonathan Byrd’s good deed remembering “He played for us 11 years ago. Really good folk singer/country. Really great guy.”
So if you have a moment you might listen to his homespun music which for me takes me back to my Blue Ridge Appalachian roots, and yes, to my east coast beach party days.
Jonathan Byrd wrote on Facebook August 4th:
Today Bandcamp is donating all profits to the Transgender Law Center. We discovered an album’s worth of beautiful recordings that we made for practicing or future recording projects. There are songs I’ve never released, a song I wrote with MC Hansen, another I wrote with Grace Pettis, and a song inspired by Julia Franks’ novel ‘Over the Plain Houses.’
Not only will bandcamp donate their profits from the sales of this album today, I will donate my profits all weekend.