2015 November Tour

Well, as ya’ll know, a lot has been going on with the Cowboys. JByrd and I just got back from a week of shows in the great state of Texas and Oklahoma. This was a tour that Paul was so excited to play. He kept reminding me how frustrating it was not to be able to meet all the wonderful folks and play new venues, particularly Blue Rock & Fischer Fest.

Happy Birthday Byrd!

Jonathan and I have gone on the road as a duet in the past, however it was strange not having our good friend with us -holding down not only the bottom but as JByrd puts it: “Paul is like the adult of the ensemble”. He goes out and is so good at being with the people, talking to the fans. It’s part of his unique skill set.

 At every show his picture (courteousy of Lisa Macintosh) was placed with a votive on a chair at upstage center and Jonathan returned home with his pay at the end of the run. That, along with gifts and cards from his fans and friends on the road put a great big smile on Paul’s face. Thank You Texas & Oklahoma!

  It was a great run for us and such a pleasure to meet so many new fans and get to hang out with old friends. At Blue Rock near Wimberly, TX, Billy & Dodee and their fabulous video and sound crew produced a great video of our show that we are looking forward to checking out and Rodney Bursiel took some awesome superhero pics of us. We drove home from Texas in one day and had some home time and visits with Paul and his wife for a couple days, then hit the road to play my hometown, Pittsburgh, PA.

at Club Cafe in Pittsburgh, PA . Photo by Kevin Harrington

Last night we spread the Byrd in Penfield, NY and tonight we’re rockin’ Ithaca  at the Bound For Glory show. Hope everyone has lovely Thanksgiving. Keep praying for Paul.
See ya’ll down the trail,

Johnny Waken

Heading To Texas


We wish we could bring Paul to Texas and Oklahoma, but it looks like we’re going to have to bring Texas and Oklahoma back home to Paul. Paul loves a great lyric and Johnny and I are preparing a special duo show with some of Paul’s favorite songs. We will set up a chair on stage for our partner and bring his share of the pay back home. The exchange rate for Texas dollars is really good right now.

Paul loves and remembers the people we meet along the trail. Write him a note and bring it to one of the shows. Cancer survival stories are very popular with Paul and Barb right now. We’ll bring it all back in our saddlebags. Knowing Paul, we may have to get a wagon.

Share the dates!

Tuesday, November 10, 7:30pm
McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Houston, TX

Wednesday, November 11, 8pm
The Blue Door
Oklahoma City, OK

Thursday, November 12, 7:30pm
Crossroads Music Company
Sulphur Springs, TX

Friday, November 13, 7:30pm
Blue Rock Artist Ranch & Studio
Wimberley, TX

Saturday, November 14, 4pm
Fischer Fest
Fischer, TX

Sunday, November 15, 7:30pm
Poor David’s Pub
Dallas, TX


Photo By Lisa Macintosh

Photo By Lisa Macintosh

Wherever you live, if you’d like to send Paul a letter, send it c/o Jonathan Byrd, po box 1006 Carrboro NC 27510

Your fan,