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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

May19

Stratford, ON - Revival House - String Bone Presents!: Digging Roots, Sweet Alibi & String Bone

May5

Stratford, ON - Revival House - String Bone Presents! Bluebird North featuring: Shari Ulrich, Linda McRae & Lynn Miles

Apr30

Sarnia, ON - Imperial Theatre w/Sarnia School of Irish Dance in Rant Maggie Rant

Apr21

Stratford, ON - Revival House - String Bone Presents! The Rizdales: Blue Ain't The Word

Apr16

London, ON - London Music Club in Diamond Mine

Apr13

London, ON - Richards Memorial United Church in Rant Maggie Rant

Mar19

Seaforth, ON - Northside Church in Rant Maggie Rant

Mar18

Stratford, ON - Revival House in Rant Maggie Rant

Mar17

Toronto, ON - Hugh's Room in Rant Maggie Rant

Mar12

Stratford, ON - Monforte On Wellington! String Bone & Friends. Barry's Mid-Winter Kitchen Party!

A residency of EPIC proportions!

Mar5

Stratford, ON - Monforte On Wellington! String Bone & Friends. Barry's Mid-Winter Kitchen Party!

A residency of EPIC proportions!

Feb27

Stratford, ON - Monforte On Wellington! String Bone & Friends. Barry's Mid-Winter Kitchen Party!

A residency of EPIC proportions!

Feb20

Aylmer, ON - Aylmer Performing Arts Centre in Rant Maggie Rant

Feb18

Stratford, ON - Revival House - String Bone Presents! Alejandra Ribera + The Marrieds

Oct22

Stratford, ON - Revival House - String Bone Presents! Danny Michel + Emm Gryner

Sep5

Kincardine, ON - Bluewater Summer Playhouse in Rant Maggie Rant

Aug28

Stratford, ON - Monforte on Wellington w/ Shannon Lyon

Aug10

Stratford, ON - The Revival House in Rant Maggie Rant

Aug8

Kingsville, ON - Kingsville Folk Festival in Rant Maggie Rant

Aug7

Kingsville, ON - Kingsville Folk Festival in Rant Maggie Rant