NEHH Presents: Julie Byrne
  • Edinburgh Fringe

American wanderer Julie Byrne's second album, Not Even Happiness, vividly archives what would have otherwise been lost to the road " bustling roadside diners, the stars over the high desert, the aching weariness of change, the wildflowers of the California coast, as well as the unsolvable mysteries of love. A more confident beast than her 2014 debut, Rooms With Walls And Windows, adding atmospheric instrumentation and electronic flourishes to Byrne's unusual guitar tuning and finger-picked melodies, moving the songs from the front porch into subtle anthem.