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Bywater Call Release Their New Single 'Holler' + Announce Tour Dates in North America, Europe & UK

Canadian roots, rock, and soul band Bywater Call are excited to release Holler, their first single of 2024. The single coincides with the news of the band’s October 2024 Headline UK Tour. Holler is a vivacious, delta blues-based stomper.


“Lyrically and musically, Holler embodies seedy motel rooms, dirty little secrets, and a woman who knows what she wants, unashamedly and without apology,” says Bywater Call’s lead singer, Meghan Parnell. “The song embraces uninhibited passion.”From guitarist Dave Barnes’ haunting first notes on resonator guitar, alongside Meghan’s low-fi, high-quality serenade, all the way through to the climax, this song is an infectious blend of catchy melodies, pulsating beats, and powerful, soaring vocals.

Holler was recorded and mixed by Bywater drummer Bruce McCarthy at his studio. The BeatFarm in Toronto, Canada.  The new single follows the 2023 releases of singles Sweet Maria and For All We Know, which received rave reviews from UK, Europe, and North America.

Sweet Maria, an uplifting New Orleans romp, and For All We Know, a rootsy hymn of redemption and self-recognition, along with Holler will appear on Bywater Call’s highly anticipated forthcoming third studio album, set to be released worldwide Summer 2024. 

Often transcending genres, Bywater Call is known for their dynamic, emotional live shows, featuring powerful vocals and exciting interplay between all band members. 

Bywater Call’s music is an exploration of life’s highs and lows.  From intimate ballads that lay bare the complexities of human emotion to electrifying anthems that demand to be played at full volume. Their catalogue is a journey through human experience, incorporating influences from The Band, The Wood Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Otis Redding, Little Feat, Sly and the Family Stone, among others.


22-March Leduc, AB, Canada Maclab Centre

23-March Camrose, AB, Canada Bailey Theatre

30-March Erin, ON, Canada The Busholme

1-April Syracuse, NY The 443 Social Club & Lounge

2-April Pittsburgh, PA Hard Rock

3-April Washington, DC The Hamilton

4-April Charlotte, NC Middle C

5-April Jacksonville, FL Springing the Blues

6-April Coca Beach, FL Heidi

7-April Boca Raton, FL The Funky Biscuit

11-April Orlando, FL Judson’s Live

12-April Tampa Bay, FL Tampa Bay Blues Festival

13-April Bonita Springs, FL Valencia Bonita


18-April Östersund, Sweden Studioscenen

19-April Piteå, Sweden Studio Acusticum

20-April Luleå, Sweden Kulturens hus

22-April Stockholm, Sweden Melodybox

23-April Näsby, Sweden Carla's Café

24-April Malmö, Sweden Folk å Rock

25-April Kristianstad, Sweden Kulturkvarteret

26-April Falkenberg, Sweden Tryckhallen

27-April Joldelund, Germany Gerd's Juke Joint

28-April Joldelund, Germany Gerd's Juke Joint / duo show

30-April Norderstedt, Germany Music Star

1-May Bremen, Germany Meisenfrei

2-May Leiden, Netherlands Qbus

3-May Weert, Netherlands Moulin Blues

4-May Dortmund, Germany Musiktheater Piano

5-May Assen, Netherlands Bevrijdings Festival

7-May Burglengenfeld, Germany VAZ

8-May Zwickau, Germany St Barbara

9-May Eppstein, Germany Wunderbar

10-May Kufstein, Austria KuFa

11-May Ludwigshafen, Germany DasHaus

12-May Krefeld, Germany Kulturrampe

14-May Madrid, Spain El Sol

15-May Jerez, Spain La Guarida Del Angel

16-May Castellon, Spain Sala Because

17-May Valencia, Spain Loco Club

18-May Peer Belgium Blues Peer Festival

19-May Schöppingen Germany Grolsch Blues Festival

21-May Santander, Spain Sala Niagara

22-May Bilbao, Spain Antzokia

23-May A Coruña, Spain Sala Mardi Gras

24-May Aviles, Spain Niemeyer

25-May Vallés Spain Bocanegra

26-May San Sebastian, Spain Dabadaba


22-June Hughesville, PA Billtown Blues Festival

2-August Pomeroy, OH Big Bend Blues Bash

4-August Knoxville, TN Tennessee Riverboat

7-September Drumheller, AB, Canada Badlands Roots, Blues and BBQ


2-October Verviers, Belgium Spirit of 66

3-October Heilbronn, Germany Waldhaus

4-October Zaandam, Netherlands De Flux

5-October Enschede, Netherlands Mystiek Theatre

6-October Weert, Netherlands De Bosuil 8-October Fulda, Germany Kulturkeller

9-October Utrecht, Netherlands Tivoli (Cloud 9)

10-October Herent, Belgium GC De Wildeman

11-October Isernhagen, Germany Blues Garage

12-October Assen, Netherlands New Blues Festival

13-October Bonn, Germany Harmonie

Meghan Parnell (vocals) and Dave Barnes (guitar) are the founding members of Bywater Call, a powerhouse seven-piece Southern soul, roots rock band from Toronto, Canada.  The band also features Bruce McCarthy (drums), Mike Meusel (bass), John Kervin (keyboards), Stephen Dyte (trumpet), and Julian Nalli (tenor sax).Bywater Call has received multiple Independent Blues and Maple Blues Award nominations including Entertainer, Electric Act and Best Female Vocalist for the 2024 Awards Season.

They have toured extensively in Europe where shows have been praised by Dutch, German, and UK media, with references to Meghan as one of the best female voices in blues and roots today.In August 2023, the band participated in Joe Bonamassa’s third Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean Cruise alongside headliners Blackberry Smoke and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram.  They were invited to perform at the All-Star Jam on the mainstage with Bonamassa himself. Guitarist Dave Barnes was also asked to join legendary blues artist Jimmy Vivino (Conan O’Brien’s Basic Cable Band) on stage.Bywater Call have commanded festival stages in Canada and around the world, often referred to as the “find of the fest”.

In May of 2023, they opened for Canadian Award-winning band Whitehorse at the inaugural Smokestack Music Festival in Hamilton, Ontario.  In July, Meghan joined renowned pedal-steel guitarist Robert Randolph on stage at his request, at the Briggs Farm Festival in Nescopeck, PA. On October 24, 2023, Bywater performed a live stream performance on the German TV show and festival Rockpalast.In 2023, the band played a total of 96 shows in 10 countries, 89 Cities, 19 US States and 3 Canadian Provinces.  This is not including a month-long duo tour in Europe and the UK where Meghan and Dave opened for Southern California rockers Robert Jon & The Wreck, who have recently partnered with Joe Bonamassa’s Journeyman Records.



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