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Award Winning Songwriters, Jonathan Byrd | Banjii & Mayuri LIVE at Canopy + the Roots

August 12, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


For over twenty years, Jonathan Byrd made his living writing, recording, publishing, and licensing my own songs. He’s won awards- his personal favorite being the Kerrville New Folk award in 2003 with fellow winners Anais Mitchell, writer of the multiple Tony Awards® winning “Hadestown”, and Colin Brooks of the Band of Heathens- and he has been covered by great artists like Sam Bush, Larry Keel, and Red Molly.

He still just wants to write the next great song. He wants to be knocked over by songs, talk about songs, take them apart, rewrite them and figure out how they work. That’s why he loves teaching- because I learn so much.

Anyone can write songs. The desire to do it IS the talent. If you want to write songs, he can teach you how

Subscribe to his YouTube channel- https://youtube.com/jonathanbyrdmusic for hours of free songwriting information, inspiration, and motivation.


“I’m the little guy, by the way. He had big dreams, and he made it. Now I’ve got another big dream. I want to hear YOUR song.” -Jonathan Byrd


With a diverse career spanning nearly two decades, Jason Kenney has extensive performance, recording and teaching experience. As a professional musician, he has performed on the stages of notable venues across the United States, including the Georgia Theater, House of Blues, and the Florida Theater. Jason has collaborated or shared the stage with renowned artists and bands, including Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, Zac Brown Band, and Darrell Scott.

His discography showcases my musical versatility, with credits as a guitarist, mandolin player, vocalist, songwriter, and producer. As a multi-instrumentalist, he is proficient in guitar, mandolin, banjo, piano, and voice. He has also made contributions to the film industry, with multiple music videos under my belt.

In addition to my performance and recording endeavors, he has been heavily involved in music education, founding and teaching at several music schools, and providing music therapy services. He is currently the Co-CEO of Kahani Records and a writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist in the band Banjii & Mayuri.

Banjii & Mayuri’s film and music project, UnCommon Love Story, has won many awards and been recognized at prestigious events such as the Global Music Awards and the California Music Video Awards.


August 12, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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