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"taking the long way home at 5am cause you don't want to stop listening"
Jivewire (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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Norderstedt/Hamburg, Germany. Photo: Peter Scheibner

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Standing in Rock 'n' Roll doorway. Hamburg, Germany. Photo: Peter Scheibner

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Photo: Sarah Hallman

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Previous events

Jul30

Stratford, ON - Revival House - String Bone Presents!: GOOD LOVELIES

Jul10

Ingersoll, ON - Canterbury Folk Festival in Payne & Taylor

Jul9

Ingersoll, ON - Canterbury Folk Festival in Payne & Taylor

Jul8

Ingersoll, ON - Canterbury Folk Festival in Payne & Taylor

Jul7

Stratford, ON - Revival House - String Bone Presents!: Mary Gauthier, Eliza Gilkyson & Gretchen Peters

Jun30

Stratford, ON - Revival House - String Bone Presents!: TRENT SEVERN

Jun19

Sarnia, ON - Paddy Flaherty's - String Bone w/ Deni Gauthier

Jun18

London, ON - London Music Club - String Bone w/ Deni Gauthier

Jun17

Stratford, ON - Monforte On Wellington! String Bone w/ Deni Gauthier

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!