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March 15, 2005

Nationwide Exposure Without a Record Label

Geoff Byrd has become the new poster child for indie music success. This Portland, OR-based artist is getting commercial airplay in several markets across the U.S. He's been on the covers of Billboard magazine and Radio and Records. He has a growing legion of fans.

I'm happy to consider him an e-mail pal and fellow warrior in the independent music movement. But unlike many musicians who are working toward a worthy vision of success, Byrd is actually doing it and reaching unheard of levels ... without official industry backing.

This week the San Diego Union-Tribune ran an article that serves as a good overview of his career and rising status. Read the printer friendly page here. If that doesn't work, try this link.

There's also a six-page article on him in the March issue of Unsigned Music Magazine and a piece on the Always On web site.

Read about Geoff Byrd and know that he is paving the way for many more indie success stories to come.

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posted by Bob Baker @ 8:24 PM   2 comments


At Mar 22, 2005, 1:51:00 PM, Anonymous Kenneth Hamlett said...

I have to say that the interview we conducted with Geoff was one of our favorites. Not only is he a highly talented musician, but he is a down to earth, driven man. He will succeed in large part due to his determination and his passion for his music.

Thanks again Geoff for a wonderful interview.
Ken Hamlett
UNSIGNED Music Magazine

At Jun 5, 2006, 6:53:00 PM, Blogger debetty said...

This is cool. I completely agree! Geoff is incredible and I had the pleasure of getting to a couple of his shows in OR and CA.

I wait to see him open for Hall and Oates this June, but I will miss the rest of the band. They are equally fine artists! They give a strong show, energy and fun.

I love every single song, he just amazes me. What amazes me more, is why I can't hear him on Calif. radio stations... not that I can't play his cd every single day, because I do, but would love to see him to sweep the state.

Each and every article I find, gives great reviews.


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