July 9, 2024

Canadian roots, rock, blues and soul band Bywater Call release the Southern rock banger Everybody Knows, their fourth single of the year taken from their upcoming studio album Shepherd.
Stream the single HERE. Watch the music video for “Everybody Knows” below.

Opening with an infectious guitar riff and a burst of horns, imagine a cross between the swagger of the Black Crowes and Rolling Stones and the soul of Aretha Franklin. “Everybody Knows” is classic Southern Rock with a fierce female vocal. “Told in three vignettes, connected by the chorus of ‘everybody knows the bed they sleep in’, this song is about how you can tell yourself whatever you want to hear, whatever makes you feel better,” says Bywater Call’s guitarist, Dave Barnes, “but ultimately, the truth is always waiting for you at the end of the day.”

Bywater Call is a powerhouse seven-piece Southern soul, roots rock band from Toronto, Canada.  The band is comprised of Meghan Parnell (vocals), Dave Barnes (guitar), Bruce McCarthy (drums), Mike Meusel (bass), newest member, John Kervin (keys), Stephen Dyte (trumpet) and Julian Nalli (tenor sax).

Bywater is currently nominated in the UK Blues Awards for International Blues Artist of the year.  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 and 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.

“Everybody Knows” was recorded and mixed by Bywater Call drummer Bruce McCarthy at The BeatFarm in Toronto, Canada. The new single follows the pre-sales for the band’s highly anticipated third studio album Shepherd. Pre-order links can be found via www.bywatercall.com.

Released worldwide on August 9th, 2024, Shepherd features a captivating collection of ten original songs, that showcases the Bywater Call’s continual exploration, experimentation, and reach beyond the boundaries of the music genres, further developing their own unique voice. The new songs illustrate their growth, while still paying tribute to their historical and contemporary influences.

Often transcending genres, Bywater Call is known for their dynamic, emotional live shows, featuring powerful vocals and exciting interplay between all
band members. In October 2024, Bywater Call headline their second UK tour – see the poster below.

Dates and details at www.bywatercall.com

Bywater Call’s sound is distinctly their own. While Meghan Parnell’s incredible voice is the centerpiece, Bywater Call are so tuned into
each other that their music and performance seem flawless.”
– Denver Entertainment Hub