Online Student

C.N. Byrd

Online Student
Unfettered artists ease the burdens of society.  
Santa Fe
Member since 2007

About Me

I am a singer/songwriter with a vision of defining a new direction in human experience through my work. I believe that the popular song is the breath of society, and that a lot of people have been choking for too long. My personal micro recording and publishing company is Smoldergourd LLC. I have established a production and management concern DBA Gila Entertainment Mgmt.

I believe that creative artists ease the burdens of society. It is the Smoldergourd mission to free those artists and enable them to do their important work. By taking the path myself, I will be much more able to assist other artist with their respective visions.

I am now back in my home state of New Mexico to launch my music company.

Experience & Education


  • owner for Gila Entertainment
    May 2012 to Present (over 7 years)

    (dba) Gila Entertainment is the production and management business under the conceptual business model of Smoldergourd LLC. We are based in Santa Fe NM and specialize in small acts and small venues.

  • Managing Director for Smoldergourd LLC
    June 2010 to Present (over 9 years)


  • Systems Engineer for Avid Corporation
    2002 to 2010 (over 8 years)

    I assist broadcast customers with their networked video and audio editing systems

  • Production Stage Manager for Independent NYC
    1987 to 2002 (over 15 years)

    Technical Director, Production Manager, Lighting Designer, Stage Manager for numerous mainstage music, dance, opera and variety productions. Ray Charles, Tony Orlando, NY City Opera, Sankai Juku, Mark Morris Dance Group, Ballroom Dance Theatre etc.

  • Recording Engineer for Intergalactic Recording, NYC
    1992 to 1993 (about a year)

    Engineered sessions for union musicians recording mainstream hits for Karaoke. Responsible for karaoke versions of songs like Higher Love, Time in a Bottle, etc.

  • Assitant Recording Engineer for Chung King Recording NYC
    1990 to 1991 (about a year)

    Assisted lead engineer with sessions for Bobby Brown, Run DMC, et.


  • BS in Performing Arts Management at Northern Arizona University
    1980 to 1985 (5 years)
  • Advanced Luthier Certification in Stringed Instrument Construction at Roberto Venn School of Luthiery
    1979 to 1980 (1 years)