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CN Byrd

Hello, I am CN Byrd, Managing Director of Gila Entertainment based in Santa Fe, NM. I am a singer songwriter in the troubadour tradition, and am working on my first full album release after my debut EP Crainorby Emissions

Mind behind startup vanity record label Smoldergourd LLC, DBA Gila Entertainment. Perceptive singer/songwriter in the troubadour tradition. Experience in media production systems since 1990. Finally back in the arts after many harrowing years in tech.

CN (Craig Norris) Byrd was born in the mountains of southern New Mexico. His gift of wordsmithing was recognized from an early age, though the mechanism for delivery was longer arriving. His debut EP recording "Emissions" is a testament to a simple beauty in modern folk/rock songwriting that draws comparison to American icons Paul Simon, Stephan Stills, Bob Dylan and James Taylor. Citing a major influence of British troubadour John Martyn, Byrd's material ranges from delicate statements on interpersonal relationships to powerful commentary on contemporary social issues. His perceptive insight and ability to turn a phrase is not limited to personal issues, but extends to a piercing analysis of societal ills.

CN Byrd's Background

CN Byrd's Experience

Technical Director at National Dance Institute of New Mexico

October 2011 - June 2012

Maintained and upgraded in house production systems and equipment. Hired and managed free lance technical stage contractors to staff major productions. Performed technical production tasks for routine in house events.

Santa Fe Manager at Alliance AV

August 2011 - October 2011

Managing Santa Fe operations for Alliance Audio Visual from the area warehouse/office at the Bishop's Lodge Resort in Santa Fe County. Providing logistical support for area property managers at prestigious Santa Fe hotels and resort spas, as well as crew and equipment services for Santa Fe area events.

Senior Workgroups Consultant at Avid Technology

August 2005 - March 2010

System workflow consultancy for data centric television broadcast installations

Broadcast Systems Engineer at Pinnacle Systems

March 2000 - August 2005

Site Lead for numerous large scale broadcast installations around the world

Systems Engineer at Montage Group

March 1996 - February 1999

Integrator for multi-channel content control system installed at MEASAT All Asia Broadcast Center, Kuala Lumpor, Malaysia

Mutlimedia Engineer at Imtech Corportation

March 1994 - November 1995

Designed and installed multimedia systems centered on videowall displays. Sound designer for NASDAQ MarketSite

Managing Director at Gila Entertainment

June 2007

Gila Entertainment is a musical artist management company based in Santa Fe, NM. We provide singer/songwriters, small combos and partner dance music for a wide range of social and cultural events..

CN Byrd's Education

Berklee College of Music

2007 – 2009

Masters Certification

Concentration: Music Business and Technology

Northern Arizona University

1982 – 1986


Concentration: Arts Management--Technical Theatre

Roberto Venn School of Luthiery

1979 – 1981

Master Certification

Concentration: Construction of Stringed Instruments

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