Bywater Call: New single/music video “Sweet Maria” – October 2023 UK Headline Tour

Following their February 2023 UK tour supporting Robert Jon & The Wreck, rising Canadian southern soul, roots rock band Bywater Call have released their highly anticipated new single “Sweet Maria”. The single is available on all streaming platforms 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

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

Tour poster photo by Erin Enrico

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