What ultimately stands out the most, though, is how strong “Into the Light” is from start to finish. Every track radiates, and rewards repeated listening.”…..” with this self-released gem, Byrne has set the bar for our British Isles expats quite high.” - Peter Blackstock

Austin American Statesman

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"Grey Skies Blue"  (written by Miles Zuniga)    is a simple, stripped down song about heartache. It's beautiful melody is brought to life by an intertwining male and female vocal. The production is simple, less is more! Acoustic Guitar, Bass & Drums. Recorded live in Austin, Texas with Rich Brotherton, Betty Soo and James Gwyn. "Grey Skies Blue" is the first single from my "Gotcha Covered" Series.

Artwork and time-lapse by Liann Shannon (

Pat Byrne, “Marfa Skies.” The Irish expat who moved to Austin two years ago celebrates the desolate beauty of West Texas by contrasting it with big-city bright lights in this lovely folk-pop tune. Recorded at Rich Brotherton’s Ace Recording studio, the track features a harmony vocal cameo from Betty Soo and gets an extra boost from a black-and-white video that reflects the song’s disarming sincerity. This exceptional outtake didn’t end up on Byrne’s full-length release due later this year, which suggests the album will be something special. ” - Peter Blackstock

— Austin American Statesman


Latest Releases

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This is a collection of tracks from various releases, that I have compiled for your listening pleasure. Please enjoy!



An Irish singer-songwriter, Pat Byrne has come a long way since his first deal with Universal. In late 2017, Byrne began his migration to Austin, Texas. In 2019, Pat took the US by storm, with breakout performances at the 30A Festival, SXSW, Kerrville Folk Festival and the Americana Festival. Being immersed in the Texas music scene, Pat's sophomore US release, Into the Light, has an edgier feel underscoring both emotional depth and greater confidence, while blending new influences with his rich Irish heritage.

“The raspy melodic soul of Byrne’s voice recalls the emotional spells the late Austin troubadour Jimmy LaFave used to cast, though Byrne’s songwriting bears a distinctive Irish stamp. He’s more contemporary than strict traditionalists, putting him more in the league of Glen Hansard or Luka Bloom.”

Peter Blackstock, The Austin American Statesman

“Pat Byrne lives in Austin and traffics in the kind of earnest roots rock championed by artists like Shakey Graves. His voice and songwriting chops show the reason he’s attracted a lot of attention. Look for a big second act from this artist.”

Tom Thornton, Riff Magazine

“The overall sound draws easy comparisons to modern gritty Americana artists like David Ramirez, Ryan Adams, and Jason Isbell. Byrne deserves to be in that company with his gritty vocal and poignant lyrical style.”

Ear to the Ground Music


Pat's voice strikes an emotional chord with his audience; ranging from seductive whisper one moment, to full-bodied rock 'n' roll growl the next. ” - Stuart Gray

— Hot Press Magazine



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