“It remains a rarity that an album does not contain any weak songs, but ‘Motel Americana’ from the Californian singer-songwriter and multi- instrumentalist Bobbo Byrnes is just one like that. The lead singer of ‘The Fallen Stars’ covers 3 songs from other artists in his own peculiar way on this solo record and he makes them sound as if they were his own. The remaining nine self-composed tracks are of the highest quality. This is a strongly recommended album for fans of great alt.country and Americana music.“ – rootstime.be

"Singer/Songwriter-Americana, der keines Plan Bs bedarf." - Country Jukebox

"I enjoy Bobbo's music very much, it's much better now than when he lived with me." - Bobbo's Mother

"The music is authentic, rootsy and beautifully constructed; it's familiar and fresh all at once." - Huntington Beach Independent

"(The music has a) sense of an America where lights are burning dimly in the midst of cold emptiness." – OC Weekly

"One of the hardest working musicians in Southern California." - the OC Register

"Follows the musical storytelling tradition of Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle and Gram Parsons." - BrooWaha.com

"Bobbo writes deeply affecting material and it is delivered with an authenticity that is exhilarating. Even on disc his blend of roots, rock, country, folk and pop is delivered with the wallop of The Clash."  - Orange County Register

"Bobbo Byrnes is one of the hardest working musicians in the Americana community, and his first solo album is further proof of his abilities.  Motel Americana is a definite 'Get It' if you love great music."~ LA Music Critic

"Singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Bobbo Byrnes of The Fallen Stars and Riddle & The stars delivers plain spoken, heart felt tales of love, life and day to day existence in his new CD release Motel Americana with remarkable clarity. He’s the man you meet at the small town lunch counter that freely shares his colorful stories of this and that. Only difference is, Bobbo puts his earthy stories to music for all the world to hear much like Steve Earle and Willie Nelson have over the years."- Metronome Magazine July 2017

“Bobbo Byrnes has long proven himself as a key voice on the international Americana scene. On his new solo album “Motel Americana”, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist continues to successfully explore roots rock and alt-country, focusing on the slightly quieter and more nuanced regions of Americana.” ~Robert Kinsler, Music News Nashville

As frontman for Americana band The Fallen Stars, Bobbo Byrnes has been a singer/songwriter, producer, sideman, roadie, t-shirt maker and chauffeur. They have played over 300 shows in the past two years and been all over the world. Their awards include "Best Country/Americana Band" in the Orange County Music Awards, "Best Live Band 2015" by the OC Weekly and he was also a finalist for "Best Male Performer of the Year" in the SoCal Live Music Competition.
Armed with an acoustic guitar, Bobbo's songs paint a dusty picture of Americana that is both classic and contemporary, touching on scenes from cross-country road trips, small-town diners and folks living around the edges.

"I just wanted a cd to sell on my solo European tour" says Bobbo Byrnes of his new albumMotel Americana. "I've been the guy in The Fallen Stars for so long, my "solo" career took a back seat. I was enjoying playing these songs at solo shows, I thought I should have a cd that had just my name on it."While Bobbo's name is on the cd, a lot of his favorite people showed up to play and sing on it, especially fellow musicians from his two bands, The Fallen Stars and Riddle & The Stars. Tracy Byrnes (The Fallen Stars) dropped by to add some backing vocals and bass on a few songs and Ben Riddle (Riddle & The Stars) sings a bit of harmony.Rami Jaffee, on vacation from his regular gig in Foo Fighters, played some B3 organ, Brandon Allen (The Fallen Stars) hit the drums and Matt Froehlich (Tall as Men) added some cajon kit to two numbers and finally Travis King played a slide solo on one song.
While Motel Americanais a departure from his work with The Fallen Stars and Riddle & The Stars, fans of those bands will hear a lot of similarities and will enjoy this exploration into Bobbo's acoustic troubadour side.

Die bekennende Rampensau Bobbo Byrnes vermittelt mit seinen Songs verrauchte Americana-Stimmung und erzählt Anekdoten von schmuddeligen Gaststätten in den USA. 

Bekannt geworden ist Byrnes vor allem als Frontman der Rockband The Fallen Stars und als Teil des Trios Riddle & The Stars. Nun veröffentlicht er sein erstes Soloalbum "Motel Americana".

Nach sieben CD-Veröffentlichungen mit The Fallen Stars und zwei Alben mit Riddle & The Stars sowie zahlreichen Auszeichnungen, war Byrnes der Ansicht, es sei an der Zeit, ein Soloalbum zu veröffentlichen und alleine auf Tour zu gehen.

Der erste Song "Hold Me" von „Motel Americana“ wurde unmittelbar nach einer 41-tägigen Tournee mit 43 Shows durch ganz Europa geschrieben. Zurück in Südkalifornien war der Musiker geistig noch immer „on the road“: "Der Song handelt davon, einfach mit meiner Frau wegzulaufen!“ so Byrnes. Die Orange County Music League war sofort begeistert und nahm den Track mit auf den Spring Sampler 2017.

Auf seinem Solowerk spielt Byrnes Gitarre, Pedal Steel-Gitarre, Mandoline und singt. Ganz alleine kommt er jedoch nicht aus; Freunde wie Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters / Wallflowers,) Matt Froehlich (Tall as Men) und Brandon Allen (The Fallen Stars) sind am Album beteiligt, ebenso wie die Bandmitglieder Tracy Byrnes und Ben Riddle.


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