Byron Falk w/ Guest Jaryn Friesen
March 18th, 2023
We are excited to welcome back singer, songwriter, storyteller -Manitoba Country Music Associations 2021 Roots Artist of The Year nominee, Jaryn Friesen!!! Jaryn combines his raw sound built on the foundation of honky-tonk and outlaw music from the 70’s with his hearty lyrics and story telling to create honest country and western music.
Jaryn was nominated this year for 2022 MCMA Emerging Artist of The Year.
His single Outlaw In My Blood – reached #3 in Canadian Country Music radio in its first week on the charts.
We are excited to have another Manitoba talent in the house this weekend!! Come on down and check out his acoustic set Saturday March 18th !!
He'll be warming up the stage for...
NEW TO THE 40 STAGE - YET ANOTHER TALENTED MANITOBA ARTIST!!
WE ARE SUPER EXCITED TO PRESENT.....
BYRON FALK & "THE HALF-TIME COWBOYS"
A Half-Time Cowboy himself, Byron Falk lives in a modern world, but embodies an old western heart. Rural roots and early exposure to the sad sounds of Country and Bluegrass have surely contributed. Despite a late start in music, He learned to play strong rhythm guitar and a couple of bluegrass licks that provide the foundation for a very organic and Classic Country sound. The band has played summer music festivals, community fair's, theaters and barn lofts - sharing the stage with many talented players.
From a young boy to a man, Byron's been surrounded by music. The Falk name has supported many concerts over the years.. "My Grandma and Grandpa started with a family band, my aunt and uncle joined them. Playing dreadnought Guitars and singing Bluegrass Gospel music." Nearly four decades later - in the form of Country Music - another Falk takes the stage. Just this time he's backed by his accredited band, whom Byron calls the “Half-Time Cowboys”.
Staying true to the western art of Cowboy songs, both in lifestyle and lyric, the songs are sure to impress. They’re stories of horses, loneliness and heartache, and horses again.. "I won't be an impostor, if I'm going to sing this stuff, I've got to live it", he's said from his rural Manitoba ranch. Building a strong herd of Black Angus Cattle and a good string of quarter horses. "I love culture, and stories. The arts fascinate me", says Byron.
A real sentiment, His plans include purchasing the families land, where his Grandfather, Peter - the Falk patriarch grew up. "Now that everyone is done subdividing and breaking up the land into fence lines and yard sites, there's realistically only 40 acres left to me.. of the 360 they purchased in the 1940's. The intention is to not let those out of sight."
By soulful, baritone delivery, His witty Cowboy songs, hurting ballads and confessions of the wandering soul are sure to connect with people. Byron claims his own version of Country Music, from the most realistic perspective he could - inspired by a life with horses, and fixated on uncovering the Canadian prairies.
Come on out #40fam and show these guys a warm 40 welcome!!
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