Former Joan Jett and the Blackhearts’ guitarist Ricky Byrd has created a career statement with his new CD Sobering Times. The album encompasses The Faces and Rolling Stones with a dash of Otis. It rocks

like a bitch.


"Sobering Times is exactly what you’d expect from someone who’s played guitar on some of the cornerstones of modern American

rock music... it’s solid rock music free of any pre-fixes and suffixes,

just t-shirt and jeans music."

-Glide Magazine

Veteran rocker Ricky Byrd’s latest album showcases the guitar skills and musicianship that landed him

a spot in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame...The album also showcases Byrd’s commitment to using his music to support those

affected by addiction.


Byrd does not shy away from his

past. In fact, he uses it as daily inspiration to helps others.


It gives me great pleasure to shout at the top of my lungs (inside) that my new CD, “Sobering Times,”

is available for purchase right here, right now.

Took bloody long enough ;) 

I dedicate Sobering Times to those that struggle with addiction, to the recovery warriors who spread the message of hope and inspiration to the still sick and suffering, to those out there who support the recovery lifestyle, and of course, those that still love

loud and proud Rock ‘n’ Roll.

The players are top notch as usual including Steve Holley, Liberty DeVitto, Rich Pagano and my old bandmate with the Blackhearts Thommy Price on drums. Bob Stander is on bass and Jeff Kazee is on the keys. If that weren’t enough, we have my soul sister Christine (The Beehive Queen) Ohlman, who along with B3 Kazee did a mighty fine job of singing backgrounds with me.

Produced by Ricky Byrd and Bob Stander, at Parcheesi Studios.

***We will be making a formal announcement shortly regarding some big news: a new deal that will allow you to purchase Sobering Times on all digital platforms as well as physically in stores...imagine that!

Meanwhile, you can buy a physical copy (signed or unsigned)

or digital download directly from my store on this site.

Thanks in advance.

Have Recovery Will Travel