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Toronto Roots Rockers Bywater Call Release New Single 'For All We Know' Ahead Of UK & European Tour


By Stevie Connor. Photo Credit: Erin Enricos.



Following their February 2023 UK tour supporting Robert Jon & The Wreck, and the July 26th release of their recent critically acclaimed single “Sweet Maria”, rising Canadian southern soul, roots rock band Bywater Call release a new single “For All We Know”.

For All We Know” precedes Bywater Call’s upcoming September and October UK and European tour dates. The band tour the UK from October 3-13th. For All We Know” is a rootsy, Americana inspired rock song that’s about listening to your inner voice and taking chances on your hopes and dreams, no matter what obstacles, internal and external, may lie in the way. Through lyrics, vocals and form, the song progresses from stripped down, delicate and questioning, to full, joyous, and celebratory.


For All We Know” takes the listener on a journey, opening with beautiful acoustic guitar picking from Dave Barnes and a soft, exposed vocal from Meghan Parnell, building to a strong, full band, driving finale, representing the courage, strength and satisfaction in self-knowledge and self-actualization. For All We Know” was filmed and recorded at friend, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and engineer Kevin Howley’s barn studio in the country of Ontario, Canada. Bass (Mike Meusel), drums (Bruce McCarthy), horns (Julian Nalli, sax and Stephen Dyte, trumpet) and keys (John Kervin) 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 the Beat Farm, where he also acted as mixing engineer.


Video team Lightning House Media out of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 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. For All We Know” is Bywater Call’s second single following their highly anticipated sophomore album “Remain” released in September 2022, which is available on all streaming platforms and for purchase on CD and vinyl.

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 participated in Joe Bonamassa’s third Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean Cruise alongside headliners Blackberry Smoke, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, including a performance at the All-Star Jam on the mainstage with 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.


EUROPEAN, UK, NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES SEP 13 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | Sunsets & Sound at Lakeview Village 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 | Rimsting, Germany | Feuerwehrhaus 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 NOV 18 | Whitby, ON, CAN | Music by the Bay at Avalon Theatre NOV 28 | Syracuse, ON, USA | 443 Social Club NOV 29 | Syracuse, ON, USA | 443 Social Club * SOLD OUT* DEC 1 | Portsmouth, NH, USA | Jimmy’s Jazz and Blues DEC 7 | Tuckerton, NJ, USA | Lizzie Rose Music Room DEC 8 | Jim Thorpe, PA, USA | Mauch Chunk Opera House




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