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"taking the long way home at 5am cause you don't want to stop listening"
Jivewire (USA)

“Gordon Lightfoot and Lucinda Williams’ lovechild?
....if the alt.country stalwarts do it for you, with an added Lightfoot touch, then this is worth checking out.”
Patrick Wilkins, Americana-UK, (UK)


Americana to the bone, Canadiana in the heart & soul.
String Bone is the brain and soulchild of Canadian singer-songwriter Barry James Payne. Starting from the singularly fertile soils of Payne’s native Southwestern Ontario, String Bone takes audiences on a journey of landscapes and emotions to the hardscrabble coalmines and plains of Americana, with a detour to the lush green hills of the British Isles. Lovers of alt-country, blues, folk, pop, rock and other contemporary and traditional elements will all feel welcome and at home on the String Bone wagon.

Norderstedt/Hamburg, Germany. Photo: Peter Scheibner

Norderstedt/Hamburg, Germany. Photo: Peter Scheibner

Standing in Rock 'n' Roll doorway. Hamburg, Germany. Photo: Peter Scheibner

Standing in Rock 'n' Roll doorway. Hamburg, Germany. Photo: Peter Scheibner

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Photo: Sarah Hallman

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Photo: Sarah Hallman

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