Pearse O'Byrne 7


Branford CT US   Feb 2014

Artist Bio

Influences:   Anything musical evincing strong and imaginative feelings, preferably involving strings of any kind and/or emotive voices, dark red wine and my first girlfriend, a dark-eyed red-haired vixen. I grew up in Dublin with a constant soundtrack of Hank Williams and all the other great USA singers and musicians because my Dad was an LP nut.. Jim Reeves, Marty Robbins, The Inkspots, Sinatra, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, anything American.... my teenage years went to Radio Caroline leading on to Sandy Denny, Jethro Tull, John Martyn, Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen et al but I think the lp that made the deepest impression around then was John Wesley Hardin..... and of course The Band....

Survived the immolation of a strict Irish catholic childhood, though I still sometimes lick the scars and snarl; moved to higher ground a long time ago, way above the leather straps and dogma, the guilt and the fucking penance and I'll never give up playing or writing. Bop 'til you drop etc.
Love is the rickety ladder up from the ninth circle of Hell.
Hand me that fucking bottle Jorkins, FAWM is nigh upon us...


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  • @kahlo2013  Mar 30


  • @kahlo2013  Mar 29

    Thanks for coming by and your nice comments on Rick’s awesome music! Much appreciated!

  • @sherrycanary  Mar 7

    Thank you, Oh I am so late replying, for your lovely comments on my metaFAWM song Club Midnight

  • @ajna1960 Mar 3

    Heya @pcob1993 How's you ?

  • @tamsnumber4  Mar 3

    Thanks for listening and commenting on my collab "Since We First Touched" I appreciate it!

  • @jamkar  Feb 23


  • @hamiltonpoolhall  Feb 21

    John Lee Hookah? No apologies required whatsoever; you slay me 😀. Thanks as ever for your effusive praise and profound encouragement.

  • @zecoop  Feb 2019

    Much appreciation for your wonderful thoughts on Unbreak my Heart. Liz always is amazing to write with! 😀

  • @barbara  Feb 2019

    Hey, you got the perfect candy message! Don't mind if I do...!

  • @clioem Feb 2019

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback!

  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 2019

    Thanks for commenting and listening to "Nothin' To Lose", appreciate it!

  • @ampersandman  Feb 2019

    Thanks Pearse for your kind words! I agree, abandoning all religion would do the world some good. I've made a whole album on that matter two years ago. And social injustice ... Yeah, lots to do for this and future generations moving forward. Peace!

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  Feb 2019

    "Foxy picking" is the best thing anyone has *ever* called my guitar playing. Thank you.

  • @oddbod  Feb 2019

    BTW, I don't know if you've read any, but your bio puts me in mind of Benjamin Black's (aka John Banville) books set in Dublin and the main protagonist of them called Quirke.

  • @oddbod  Feb 2019

    Hi Pearse, thanks for your kind comments.
    As for my acoustic guitar set up, I record in stereo using two SE Electronics SE7 condenser mics - one pointing at the bridge and the other at the where the neck meets the body - both about 12" away.
    Both mics feed straight into my Focusrite Scarlett (18i20).

  • @susyblue  Feb 2019

    Thanks for your lovely comment Pearse, hope to hear some of your songs this FAWM

  • @woolford  Feb 2019

    Hi Pearse, thanks for listening and leaving such an encouragement for “Reminds me of you”.
    I really appreciate you taking the time!

  • @middlec Feb 2019

    Hey there. I'm hoping you have the muse this February. I could use some Pearse tunes!

  • @tseaver  Jan 2019

    Happy FAWM with your Nashville-tuned guitar!

  • @thelostcartographer  Jan 2019

    Happy to help! Hopefully I saved you a few broken strings! Happy FAWMing.

  • @nuj4x Jan 2019

  • @scubed  Jan 2019

    Hello, Pearse! Great to see you again & look forward to listening to your new creations. Happy FAWMing!

  • @barbara  Jan 2019

    So happy to see you here already, Pearse! The marvelous thing is almost here!!!

  • @tamsnumber4  Jan 2019

    There is no greater joy than knowing that your talented friend is just a click away....hope to listen to you real soon........