Bobbo Byrnes is not a musician who remains still very long. Between The Fallen Stars, Riddle & The Stars and solo performances, Byrnes plays about 150 shows every year. That being the case, it’s no surprise that from Billerica to Berlin, his songs are born from a life on the road. You need look no farther than “Heart like Mine”, in which he explores the theme by singing about the roads that take him from show to show.
“Two Sides To This Town” is an album that is a product of Byrnes’ busy touring schedule. However not all of the songs are road songs. “Angelia” is a contemplative song, and the one from which the album takes its title. “I named it ‘Two Sides To This Town’ in a sort of admission to the division within the US at the moment, and that I am looking for answers to that division”.
Seeking is another common theme on this album, whether the object of the search is answers to a division of people, a car that doesn’t break down all the time, or simply the next show. With Byrnes the search for the next show is constant, which is a good thing, because it means he’ll continue to write and record heartfelt songs like the ones on this album.