Sunday, February 17, 2013
Byrd (1920 - 2005) made a name for himself as one of the nation's top (non-pedal) steel guitar talents in the 1940s and '50s. He spent time playing in Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadours before departing to join up with Red Foley and play steel in his band for several years. In the early '60s, he began exploring Hawaiian music and recorded several LPs in that vein. Byrd eventually relocated to Hawaii in the late '60s and remained there until his death.
Here's a track from his 1964 Monument LP, Admirable Byrd.
Jerry Byrd - Theme For A DJ (2:06)