— Rod Nicholson, Scene Magazine (Canada)
'Love & Highways' (2016)
'The Killing Town EP' (2008)
Americana to the bone, Canadiana in the heart & soul.
File under playlist with: Lucinda Williams, Jay Farrar/Son Volt, Wilco, Rodney Crowell, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Elvis Costello.
Sit back, buckle up and ride along with String Bone down winding highways, around sharp turns, on great escapes and daring rescues with searching songs in pursuit of home for an unbound heart.
Southern Ontario songwriter Barry James Payne brings listeners to a collection of artfully designed songs and stories with "Love & Highways", his latest full-length recording.
String Bone brings Payne's true life narratives close to the ear with tender arrangements supporting his gruff sincerity, well worn by the rumble of the road.
“Payne is a talented songwriter with a vocal style recalling Elvis Costello. ”
— K-W Record (Canada)
String Bone Web-site: http://www.stringbone.ca/music