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BYWATER CALL 'SWEET MARIA'




Following their February 2023 UK tour supporting Robert Jon & The Wreck, rising Canadian southern soul, roots rock band Bywater Call release their highly anticipated new single “Sweet Maria” on Wednesday July 26th. The single is available on all streaming platforms HERE. The single is accompanied by an official music video that can be viewed on YouTube HERE. “Sweet Maria” dovetails Bywater Call’s upcoming September and October UK and European tour dates. The band tour the UK from October 8-13th. Tickets for all concerts are available from www.bywatercall.com (tour dates listed below). “Sweet Maria” is a joyous New Orleans blues and southern soul anthem, celebrating the adage “if you love something set it free.” It’s also a call-out to embrace and accept people for who they are. A woman who feels compelled to wander as the seasons change, always returns to the man who patiently waits, with the porch light on, and arms open. “Sweet Maria” features the signature refined, yet raw and powerful vocals of lead singer Meghan Parnell, singing slide guitar of Dave Barnes, gritty, driving keys of John Kervin and a full choir sure to get even the grumpiest person in the room smiling, clapping, and singing along. Kervin brought the bones of this tune to the band in early 2023. After a few collective workshopping sessions, they knew they had something special. “Sweet Maria” was filmed and recorded at friend, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Howley’s beautiful barn studio in the country of Ontario, Canada where he acted as engineer. Bass (Mike Meusel), drums (Bruce McCarthy), horns (Julian Nalli, sax and Stephen Dyte, trumpet) and keys were captured live-off-the-floor. Overdubs including background vocals from Claire Davis and Joanna Mohammed (Aphrose) were captured at drummer Bruce McCarthy’s home studio, where he also acted as mixing engineer. Video team Lightning House Media out of Hamilton, Ontario joined the band for the recording session, capturing an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at a unique recording process, followed by a live performance as the sun was setting. The warm and vibrant tone they captured, perfectly reflects the sentiment of “Sweet Maria” as does the rustic, remote, one-with-nature setting. “Sweet Maria” is Bywater Call’s first brand-new single following their highly anticipated sophomore album “Remain” released in September 2022, which is available now on all streaming platforms and for purchase in CD and vinyl formats. It is also the first self-produced, house-mixed, and independently released song from the band. Meghan Parnell and Dave Barnes are the driving force behind Bywater Call, a powerhouse seven-piece Southern soul, roots rock band from Toronto, Canada Formed in 2017, the band has received multiple Independent Blues and Maple Blues Award nominations including Entertainer of the Year and Best Female Vocalist for the 2023 Awards Season. They have toured extensively in Europe over the last few years, including in May and June of 2022, featuring a mainstage appearance at the Netherlands’ premiere blues festival Moulin Blues. Their shows were praised in Dutch and German media, with references to Meghan as one of the best female voices in blues and roots today. In August 2023, the band will participate in Joe Bonamassa’s third Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean Cruise alongside headliners Blackberry Smoke, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, and Bonamassa himself. Bywater Call have commanded festival stages from Belgium to Germany in Europe, Florida to Kentucky and Tennessee in the USA, and Toronto to Quebec City in Canada. In May of 2023, they opened for the Canadian Award-winning band White Horse at the inaugural edition of the Smokestack Music Festival in Hamilton, Ontario. Bywater Call continues to tour across the US. throughout the remainder of 2023 and will return to tour Europe, including their first headline tour of the UK from October 3-13th. Fans of Bywater Call can look forward to their first single of 2023 “Sweet Maria” available on all platforms from July 26th. To stay updated and be a part of Bywater Call’s rapidly growing fanbase visit www.bywatercall.com for more details.


BYWATER CALL

OCTOBER 2023 UK TOUR


TICKETS: WWW.BYWATERCALL.COM


COULSDON, TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB

TUESDAY 3 OCTOBER 2023

Tickets: Ents24


SITTINGBOURNE, THE BOURNE MUSIC CLUB

THURSDAY 5 OCTOBER 2023

Tickets: Ticket Source


NEWCASTLE, THE CLUNY

FRIDAY 6 OCTOBER 2023

Tickets: Ticketweb


EDINBURGH, VOODOO ROOMS

SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER 2023

Tickets: Ents24


HARTLEPOOL, STEELIES

SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER 2023

Tickets: Ents24


LONDON, THE GRACE

MONDAY 9 OCTOBER 2023

Tickets: www.alttickets.com


BLACKPOOL, WATERLOO MUSIC BAR

THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER 2023

Tickets: SeeTickets.com


SHEFFIELD, CORPORATION

FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER 2023

Tickets: Corporation


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EUROPEAN, UK, NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

TICKETS: WWW.BYWATERCALL.COM


AUG 3 | Evergreen, CO, USA | Cactus Jack’s Saloon

AUG 4 | Montrose, CO, USA | Montrose Summer Music Series

AUG 5 | Denver, CO, USA | Soiled Dove

AUG 9 | Kansas City, MO, USA | Knucklehead’s

AUG10 | Sioux City, IA, USA | Vangarde Arts

AUG 11 | Sioux Falls, SD, USA | Levitt at the Falls Music Series

| Omaha, NE, USA | Playing with Fire

AUG 17-22 | Athens, Greece | Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean

AUG 27 | Buffalo, NY, USA | Sportsmen’s

SEP 2 | Peterborough, ON, CAN| Jam in the Backyard

SEP 3 | Saranac Lake, NY, USA | Northern Current Festival

SEP 15 | Fredericton, NB, CAN | Harvest Music Festival

SEP 22 | Chambèry, France | Brin de Zinc

SEP 23 | Baden Baden, Germany | Blues Club

SEP 25 | Verviers, Belgium | Spirit of 66

SEP 26 | Höxter / Albaxen, Germany | Tonenburg

SEP 27 | Den Haag, Netherlands | Musicon

SEP 28 | Bremen, Germany | Meisenfrei

SEP 29 | Isernhagen, Germany | Blues Garage

SEP 30 | Lauchhammer, Germany | Real Music Club

OCT 1 | Grolloo, Netherlands | Hofsteenge

OCT 3 | Coulsdon, UK | Tuesday Night Music Club

OCT 5 | Sittingbourne, UK | The Bourne Music Club

OCT 6 | Newcastle, UK | The Cluny

OCT 7 | Edinburgh, UK | Voodoo Rooms

OCT 8 | Hartlepool, UK | Steelies

OCT 9 | London, UK | The Grace

OCT 12 | Blackpool, UK | Waterloo Music Bar

OCT 13 | Sheffield, UK | Corporation

OCT 15 | Rotterdam, Netherlands | Muziek Op Rhoon

OCT 17 | Aschaffenburg, Germany | Colos-Saal

OCT 18 | Enschede, Netherlands | Mystiek Theater

OCT 19 | Eppstein, Germany | Wunderbar Weite Welt

OCT 20 | Weert, Netherlands | Bosuil

OCT 21 | Heist op den Berg, Belgium | Hnita Jazz Club

OCT 22 | Krefeld, Germany | Kulturrampe

OCT 24 | Bonn, Germany | Harmonie

DEC 1 | Portsmouth, NH, USA | Jimmy’s Jazz and Blues


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