Artist: Mr. Byrd
Hometown: Coldwater, AL
Latest album: Steel Cold Train
Personal nicknames: Jay Jay
What song do you wish you had written?
“I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)” Hoagy Carmichael and Jane Thompson. In the style of Chet Baker.
Who would be in your dream songwriter round?
If you could only listen to one artist’s discography for the rest of your life, whose would you choose?
Good Lord. Brian Wilson. But I would probably die a year later.
How often do you do laundry?
Laundry? What is that? Once a month. If it’s lucky.
What was the last movie that you really loved?
I hardly watch movies — Barbarella.
If you could re-live one year of your life, which would it be and why?
2007. The year before I moved to Nashville. Innocence, hookah, no job but to write songs and practice and a lot of family. No girlfriend.
What’s your go-to comfort food?
Mashed potatoes. No question.
Kombucha — love it or hate it?
Kombucha? Really? Like it. Love vinegar.
Mustard or mayo?
Mustard. But have learned to appreciate mayo. Fat baby!