A Half-Time Cowboy, Byron Falk lives in a modern world, but embodies an old western heart. Rural roots and early in life exposure to the sad sounds of Country and Bluegrass has surely contributed. Despite a late start in music, He learned to play strong rhythm guitar and a couple of bluegrass licks that provided the foundation for a very organic and Classic Country sound. The band’s 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 Martin 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 acclaimed band, which 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. Byron spends several evenings a week on the backs of horses; hours spent training, riding and competing. "I won't be an impostor, if I'm going to sing this stuff, I've got to live it", he's said. But this is only a portion of his life. "I love culture, and stories. The arts fascinate me", says Byron, who doesn't realistically earn his wages on horseback despite having created many good saddle horses.
His plans include purchasing the family 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.
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