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Sounds | Bywater Call - Roll



Voor wie er op deze waterige zondag, of op welke andere zondag tout court een lazy sunday van wilt maken heb ik de perfecte soundtrack gevonden. Namelijk, deze Roll van Bywater Call.

Dit zevenkoppig gezelschap uit Canada was mij tot nu toe onbekend moet ik toegeven maar is daardoor net een bijzonder leuke ontdekking. Ze verkopen zichzelf als een roots, rock & soul band en die vlaggetjes dekken hun lading inderdaad goed. We horen inderdaad groovy roots melodieën, een welgemikte blues lick her en der en dat allesovergoten door allesverzachtende soul blazers. What's not to like?

Roll is de voorbode uit hun nieuwe, derde, studio album Shepherd dat op 9 augustus uitkomt.

Bywater Call speelt binnenkort, op 18 mei om exact te zijn, op Blues Peer festival.

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“Roll” was recorded and mixed by Bywater drummer Bruce McCarthy at his studio The BeatFarm in Toronto. “This song, through the stories of three ordinary people, speaks to the curve balls thrown at us all in the game of life," says Bywater Call's singer, Megan Parnell. "The lesson: you have to hold your head up and just keep moving forward.”

Featuring a signature bass line played by Mike Meusel and conceived by keyboard player John Kervin, who throws in his own tasteful organ lick, the original inspiration for “Roll” was an old James Carr R&B tune, "The Dark End of the Street." The song, however, quickly took on a life of it's own.

Throw in the classic soul of Otis Redding, the American rootsiness of the Wood Brothers, a little humour and quirk, mainly supplied by drummer Bruce McCarthy’s percussion, some twangy resonator and fiery slide guitar from Dave Barnes, sultry vocals from Meghan Parnell, and then top it all off with the unforgettable horn section of Julian Nalli (sax) and Stephen Dyte (trumpet) and a gospel-inspired build that will have us all celebrating our resilience; out comes “Roll”.






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