We’ve covered a lot of U.S. contemporary country stars recently so it’s interesting to see how the genre is being interpreted north of the border. JUNO and Canadian Country Music Association Award winners James Barker Band are the leading lights in that respect. Plenty of people have already taken notice; their songs have been streamed over 110 million times (!) and they released the most played country songs on Canadian country radio in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Like their American counterparts, they’ve found that drinking songs are sure fire crowd pleasers. There’s a Drink For That earned two million streams in just four weeks!
Following successful performances at the London and Berlin C2C festvals, James Barker Band are heading back over the pond. As well as dates in Norway, Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, there are dates in the UK and Ireland for your to check out:
November 5, 2019: Whelan’s, Dublin
November 6, 2019: Bush Hall, London
November 12, 2019: Cluny 2, Newcastle
November 13, 2019: King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
Tickets are on sale now. Support will come from Julia Cole, whose debut single, Trust You, was streamed over 1 million times.