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'Love & Highways'
"...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.....these songs are honest and telling due to a total lack of pretension or insincerity."
Rod Nicholson, Scene Magazine (Canada)


"Last fall's echo-y Roots Canadiana classic,  Love & Highwaysby String Bone (AKA Barry James Payne), has been creeping into the Orbital flight pattern lately, by the grace of an anthem-level tune called Where Do You Go.
Calling for alliances of flesh and philosophy throughout the album, ("Let's go out and change the world / feel the power of your love"), this singular song stands out as a stark and lonesome summons to kindred spirits lost in the frosty circumstances of larger political developments. Feeling that?"
Paul Corby, Corby's Orbit, Radio Regent (Canada)



'nadir'
"taking the long way home at 5am cause you don't want to stop listening"
JiveWired (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.

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LATEST STRING BONE NEWS

String Bone Presents! Concert Series 

Feb. 25, 2017 - 9:00am

Hey everyone,

Thanks for stopping in. Just getting my day going and feeling energized today. Rant Maggie Rant has a 12 noon rehearsal that I have to prepare for, but first coffee!

As many of you know, one of my loves in music is presenting artists at my concert series String Bone Presents!

This morning, I'm thinking about the amazing Alysha Brilla who last night performed at my concert series here in beautiful Stratford, ON, Canada. Now, I've been to hundreds of shows over the years and…Read more
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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UPCOMING SHOWS

Previous events

Nov17

Revival House - String Bone Presents Jully Black w/ Jenie Thai

Nov11

Windsor, ON - String Bone at Taloola Cafe w/ Allison Brown

Nov8

Revival House - String Bone Presents Hawksley Workman - SOLD OUT

Nov5

Hamilton, ON - String Bone at Artword Artbar

Oct16

Stratford, ON - String Bone at Arden Park Hotel for City Built On Steam

Sep24

Stratford, ON - Revival House - in Rant Maggie Rant - Molar Music: Fundraiser for John Hazen, w/ Dan Stacey and the Black Swans, Trent Severn

Aug13

Goderich, ON - Goderich Celtic Roots Festival in Rant Maggie Rant

Jul16

London, ON - Home County Music & Art Festival in Rant Maggie Rant

Jul15

London, ON - Home County Music & Art Festival in Rant Maggie Rant

Jul1

Utopia, ON - Utopia Hall in String Bone

Jun23

Toronto, ON - Alternity - performing in Rant Maggie Rant

Jun2

Stratford, ON - Revival House - Performing in Diamond Mine: A Tribute To Blue Rodeo

May24

Guelph, ON - The Red Brick Cafe - STRING BONE w/Neil Little

May19

Stratford, ON - Revival House - String Bone Presents!: The return of DIGGING ROOTS wsg/ STRING BONE

Apr22

Harrington, ON - Harrington Hall in DIAMOND MINE

Apr21

Utopia, ON - Utopia Hall in DIAMOND MINE

Mar19

Duncan, BC - The New Duncan Showroom - STRING BONE Afternoon Matinee

Mar17

Nanaimo, BC - The Port Theatre in RANT MAGGIE RANT w/ The Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra

Mar15

VIA Rail Toronto to Vancouver - STRING BONE

Mar14

VIA Rail Toronto to Vancouver - STRING BONE