Tough Room​.​.​.​This Room

by Ricky Byrd

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Intro 00:20
Wide Open 04:44
It's Raining 03:25
Cantina 03:54
She's Mine 03:05


This live Cd was recorded one rainy night in 1999 at The Bitter End, a little club in NYC with a lot of history. After I left the Blackhearts in 91ish I played on Roger Daltrey's solo cd Rocks In The Head. That lead to a radio tour and some select shows. After that I hit the road with Ian Hunter for a tour of Scandinavia and a few shows in England.
Back in Ny I was trying to figure out what to do next. I had a Publishing deal with Sony Music but I wanted to play out live, so I grabbed my acoustic and booked some shows. After a while I missed having someone to bitch to onstage (sarcasm..I think) so I asked my pals Simon Kirke (Bad Co.) and Kasim Sulton (Utopia,Blackhearts, Meatloaf) to come out and play. That lead to this cd, which we actually recorded to get more gigs. Turns out it's not a bad little cd. It's honest and it's real, plus it's a little piece of time documented in NYC.


released October 20, 2000

All Songs Published by Little Ricky Music/ASCAP
Produced by Ricky Byrd/Rich Tozzoli
Recorded by Rich Tozzoli
Executive Producer Carol Kaye
Photography Merri Cyr
Art Direction and Design Danny Garber

Ricky Byrd - Guitar/Vocals
Kasim Sulton - Bass/Vocals
Simon Kirke - Drums/Vocals


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Ricky Byrd New York, New York

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 Inductee with Joan Jett and The Blackhearts

Certified Recovery Coach/CARC + CASAC T

Performed, Recorded and/or Toured with JJ and The Blackhearts, Roger Daltrey, Ian Hunter, Southside Johnny, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr,Alice Cooper, Mavis Staples, Smokey Robinson,to name a few.

Solo Cd’s
Tough Room This World (Live) - 2001
Lifer - 2013
Clean Getaway - 2017
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