Somewhere or Nowhere
After years -- and years -- of writing music and singing, local Boise musician Andy Byron decided to gather up his songs for his debut CD, 'Somewhere or Nowhere.' The tracks speak for themselves, each of them a little story that tells of important events and people in his life. 'Nancy' is written for and about his wife. 'Lucky Me,' 'My Little Angel,' and 'Lindsey's Song' are about each of his daughters Amy, Casey and Lindsey, respectively. In the CD liner notes, Byron writes that he wrote the songs for each of his daughters on their 13th birthdays. 'I made the decision to celebrate each of their 'coming of age' with a song.' Some of Byron's songs date back over three decades, such as the title track written in 1975, and 'Monday,' which he penned in the early '80s, though he does include a song written as recently as this year. 'Everyday' was written after he and his wife attended a moving funeral for a friend. 'It made me focus on what is truly important in my life,' he writes. Though some songs may be several years old, Byron's music has the timeless quality of many Americana singer/songwriters. His music is a reflection on who he is and where he's been and, if he keeps performing his songs, just maybe where he's going. AMY ATKINS -- BOISE WEEKLY 9/5/07.