“Byrd’s roots are in Alabama. His music is enriched by this part of his heritage and he performs his songs with humour, skill and sincerity. ”
"the vocals on Byrd’s new R.S. Fields-produced album have the graciousness of Don Williams along with traces of Willie Nelson’s free-as-the-breeze delivery. To put it another way, Byrd’s an understatedly great singer"
"Down At The Well Of Wishes, is well-structured, full of lovely guitar touches and brimming with clever, mordant songs, This Byrd is more than a sideman. He can fly"
"AMERICANA THE WAY IT WAS AND THE WAY IT SHOULD BE ~~ His vocal sound-- a touch of Haggard here and a smear of Willie there-- is wonderfully dated, old Opry and much the better for it. His original songs, such as Jackknife and Reputation, sound like old friends." Fred Dellar, MOJO MAGAZINE
"It wouldn't take the 'Perfect World' Jon Byrd sings about with such wistful, regretful finesse on this disc for more people to know him as the terrifically accomplished, versatile country singer he is." Barry Mazor, NO DEPRESSION
"Even in the rootsy arena of country musicians full of reverence for the genre's past, crafting new music doesn't have to be a regurgitation of worn clichés. On his debut, Jon Byrd proves it. A stunning country album that's as traditional and timeless as they come." Hal Horowitz, GEORGIA MUSIC MAGAZINE
"When you open the mail and find a record like Jon Byrd's Byrd’s Auto Parts, for a moment things seem right with the music world." W.M. Smith, HOUSTON PRESS
"BEST LOCAL COUNTRY, OFF THE ROW ~~ The string-bending excellence is expected; what surprises is the penetrating power of his pen and entertaining quality of his voice." Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE
"The surprise of the listening session was JON BYRD. His CD shows it's time for him to step out of the shadows and as a sideman. A well-deserved DISCovery Award." Robert K. Oermann, MUSIC ROW MAGAZINE