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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 on the String Bone wagon.

...on his new album Love & Highways he’s managed to capture the often elusive mysterious country/roots music vibe that’s been mined to great effect by T Bone Burnett...”

— Rod Nicholson, Scene Magazine (Canada)

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Sep18

YouTube - BLACK STAR Video Premiere with Special Guest Ginger St. James - ONLINE ONLY

Sep21

Toronto, ON - Acoustic Harvest - St. Paul's United Church - Barry plays with his band Rant Maggie Rant

Oct26

Utopia, ON - Utopia Hall - Barry plays with his band String Bone

Nov13

Hamilton, ON - The Casbah - Linda McRae 'Record Release' show with Special Guests: String Bone & Deni Gauthier

Nov14

Stratford, ON - Revival House - Linda McRae 'Record Release' show with Special Guests: String Bone & Deni Gauthier

Nov15

Hensall, ON - Hensall Heritage Hall - Linda McRae 'Record Release' show with Special Guests: String Bone & Deni Gauthier

Nov17

London, ON - Aeolian Hall - Linda McRae 'Record Release' show with Special Guests: String Bone & Deni Gauthier

Nov18

Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room - Linda McRae 'Record Release' show with Special Guests: String Bone & Deni Gauthier