Sweet Maria - Bywater Call (Official Video)

“Sweet Maria” dovetails Bywater Call’s upcoming European tour from september 22 till October 24.

“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.

Meghan Parnell and Dave Barnes are the driving force behind Bywater Call, a powerhouse seven-piece Southern soul, roots rock band from Toronto, Canada

Tour dates Bywater Call in Belgie en Nederland:
SEP 25 | Verviers, Belgium | Spirit of 66
SEP 27 | Den Haag, Netherlands | Musicon
OCT 1 | Grolloo, Netherlands | Hofsteenge
OCT 15 | Rotterdam, Netherlands | Muziek Op Rhoon
OCT 18 | Enschede, Netherlands | Mystiek Theater
OCT 20 | Weert, Netherlands | Bosuil
OCT 21 | Heist op den Berg, Belgium | Hnita Jazz Club

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