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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

Previous events

Aug22

Stratford, ON - Razzamajazz Boat - Barry & Jeff singing String Bone songs from a boat

Aug18

Grand Bend, ON - Grand Bend Summer Sunset Sounds - Barry plays with his band Rant Maggie Rant

Aug16

London, ON - Private event - Barry plays with his band Rant Maggie Rant

Aug14

Stratford, ON - Razzamajazz Boat - Barry & Jeff singing String Bone songs and some curious covers from a boat

Aug11

Goderich, ON - Goderich Celtic Roots Festival - Barry plays with his band Rant Maggie Rant

Aug10

Goderich, ON - Goderich Celtic Roots Festival - Barry plays with his band Rant Maggie Rant

Aug9

Goderich, ON - Goderich Celtic Roots Festival - Barry plays with his band Rant Maggie Rant

Aug3

Guelph, ON - Guelph Museum - Barry plays with his band Rant Maggie Rant for John Galt Day celebrations

Jul26

Stratford, ON - Market Square - Multicultural Community Event - Barry & Jeff playing String Bone songs

Jul11

Stratford, ON - Razzamajazz Boat - Barry & Jeff floating down the river crooning love songs to lovers on the shore

May17

Stratford, ON - Boar's Head - Playing all the hits all the time - Barry out having fun.

May16

Toronto, ON - West Toronto Baptist Church - Toronto Fiddle Collective - Barry will be performing as a sideman with workshop leader Lindsay Schindler

May11

Harrington, ON - Harrington Hall - Barry will perform with his band Rant Maggie Rant

May4

Sarnia, ON - Imperial Theatre - SSID Gala - Barry will perform with his band Rant Maggie Rant as guests of the Sarnia School of Irish Dance's annual Gala

May2

Stratford, ON - Black Swan w/ Allison Brown 6PM-8PM

Apr27

Newmarket, ON - Newmarket Folk Society - Barry will be performing with his band Rant Maggie Rant

Apr13

Toronto, ON - Relish - Barry performs with his band String Bone

Apr11

Stratford, ON - Revival House - Barry and his band String Bone will perform with Ginger St. James also on the bill.

Mar31

London, ON - Aeolian Hall - EcoFolk Fundraiser - Barry plays with members of Rant Maggie Rant in support of Talbot Thames Land Trust annual fundraiser

Mar17

Stratford, ON - Revival House - Barry will be performing with his band Rant Maggie Rant for their annual St. Patrick's Day celebration show