Two performers will bring their individual styles of traditional Americana music May 9 to Voices Cafe at the Unitarian Church.

The show starts at 8 p.m. in the cafe, 10 Lyons Plains Road.

Jonathan Byrd and Sally Barris will perform individually and together.

Byrd is a North Carolina flatpicker and a Texas songwriter, a Gulf War veteran, a preacher's son and an award-winning songwriter, while Barris is a Nashville songwriter with a "mountain soprano" voice, according to the press release.

Byrd brings together the Texas songwriting tradition with southern storytelling and hot guitar picking in the line of North Carolina greats Doc Watson and Tony Rice. He has released five solo albums with a variety of musical approaches, and an acoustic collaboration with fellow songwriter Diana Jones.

Of Barris, "Music Row Magazine" wrote: "Her soulful folk soprano is equal parts mountain rustic and ethereal poet." Barris has written songs covered by such artists as Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack.

Her song "Let The Wind Chase You," recorded by Trisha Yearwood and Keith Urban, received a Grammy nomination for vocal collaboration in 2009.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Seating is cabaret-style at tables.

To listen to Jonathan Byrd, visit, and to listen to Sally Barris, go to

For additional information about the concert, go to or call 203-227-7205, ext.14.