The Sparrow Agency

Original Music, Original Musicians

We are a booking agency and radio promotion company working with Roots, Americana, Folk, and Classical Artists as well as distinguished Playwrights and Novelists.

...a folk singer with the heart of a rock ā€˜nā€™ roll band
— K. Oliver, Free Times

Jonathan Byrd

Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys are musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters, and old-fashioned tent revivalists.

Between heartbreaking ballads and heart-lifting sing-alongs, the Cowboys entertain and get audiences involved in the show.

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Jonathan Byrd swings from the roots of American music...He jumps between gutbucket blues and tender ballads, empathetic work laments and sympathetic character studies...Byrd shares the often-missed, always poignant tales of the small people that make this world such a big place.
— Grayson Currin, The Independent
...one of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years.
— Chicago Tribune

Jonathan Byrd is a preacher's son, a Gulf War veteran, and an award-winning songwriter from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, known for literary, outsider songs that have become campfire favorites. The Chicago Tribune called Byrd "one of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years."

Kyshona Armstrong has a natural gift for using music to tap into emotion. She began her career as a music therapist, writing music with her patients then grew her own solo performance career

Multi-instrumentalist Johnny Waken cut his teeth on electric guitar in Pittsburgh with rock legend Norm Nardini, opening for The Blues Brothers Band on their Red, Hot & Blue tour in 1992. After taking a few years away from music, Johnny is back at it with the Pickup Cowboys.

Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys are musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters, and old-fashioned tent revivalists. With their new album Trio (2017), they have brought new interpretations to previously released Jonathan Byrd songs and are offering audiences new takes on old favourites.

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