The Waitress

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The Waitress
JonathanByrd-TheWaitress.jpg
Studio album by Jonathan Byrd
Released 2002
Recorded The Rubber Room, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Genre folk, country, blues, singer-songwriter
Length 46:37
Label Byrdsong/Waterbug
Producer Jonathan Byrd
Jonathan Byrd chronology
Wildflowers
(2000)Wildflowers2000
The Waitress
(2002)
The Sea and the Sky
(2003)The Sea and the Sky2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
FolkWax(9/10) [1]
Indie Music(favorable) [2]
Sing Out!(favorable)[3]

The Waitress is the second album by folk singer-songwriter Jonathan Byrd. The album was released in 2003, the same year that Byrd won the New Folk competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival. The Waitress reached #20 on the Folk Radio Airplay Chart and has been noted for Byrd's lyrical character sketches and deftly played guitar.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Waitress" (Brown, Byrd) - 3:35
  2. "The Ballad of Larry" (Byrd) - 5:01
  3. "Radio" (Byrd) - 6:09
  4. "The Snake Song" (Byrd) - 2:46
  5. "Down the Old Mountain Road" (Byrd) - 1:56 [instrumental]
  6. "My Generation" (Byrd) - 3:57
  7. "Small Town" (Byrd) - 3:12
  8. "Tape Full of Love Songs" (Byrd) - 3:17
  9. "Stackalee" (traditional) - 4:04
  10. "Home Sweet Home" (traditional) - 2:19 [instrumental]
  11. "Being With You" (Byrd) - 3:06
  12. "Fiddle and Bow" (traditional) - 3:34
  13. "Rosie" (Byrd) - 3:32

Personnel[edit]

Musicians:

Production:

  • Jonathan Byrd - producer
  • Jerry Brown - recording, mixing, mastering
at The Rubber Room, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Artwork:

  • Melanie Litchfield - photography
  • F.J. Ventre - graphic design at Tadpole Designs

Charts[edit]

date chart peak
July 2003 Folk Radio Airplay Chart[4] 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wood, Arthur, "Self-released Winner", FolkWax, July 9, 2003 (link requires free subscription)
  2. ^ Layton, Jennifer, "Reviews: Jonathan Byrd ~ The Waitress", Indie-Music.com, February 23, 2003
  3. ^ Warren, Rich, "Off the Beaten Track" Jonathan Byrd, The Waitress", Sing Out!, 47:3 (Fall 2003) p.132
  4. ^ Gillmann, Richard, "Top Albums of July 2003" compiled from FolkDj-L playlists

External links[edit]