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
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
Concentration: Music Business and Technology
Northern Arizona University
1982 – 1986
Concentration: Arts Management--Technical Theatre
Roberto Venn School of Luthiery
1979 – 1981
Concentration: Construction of Stringed Instruments