This is a collection of original story songs rooted in the mountain music traditions of North Carolina. Jonathan Byrd is a strong flatpicking guitarist who adds fiddle, banjo and other instruments into his music. His 2001 debut "These Lyrical Tales of Love And Death" made a surprising impact on many people, including folk legend Tom Paxton who discovered Byrd's music online: "What a treat to hear someone so deeply rooted in tradition, yet growing in his own beautiful way." Touring musicians like Jack Lawrence and Larry Keel have covered Byrd's songs. Includes "Ashe County Fair." "I thought I was listening to a young Doc Watson" - Southeast Performer.