Born out of a love for southern soul, blues and roots music and a passion to create a
powerful and moving experience for listeners, Bywater Call was formed by singer Meghan
Parnell and guitar player Dave Barnes in 2017. The 7-piece outfit is completed by Bruce
McCarthy on drums, Mike Meusel on Bass, Alan Zemaitis on Keys, Stephen Dyte on Trumpet
and Julian Nalli on Tenor Sax.
In the short time since its inception, and prior to the recording and release of their debut
album, the band made waves in the Toronto Blues scene and the Festival Circuit, playing
Main Stages at festivals such as Tremblant International Blues, Donnacona Blues, TD
Toronto Jazz, Toronto Beaches Jazz and the Orangeville Blues, to name a few… A true
testament to the band’s strong, stirring and inspiring live performance.
With elements of jam band, traditional blues, soul and rock and roll, with touches of New
Orleans, Alabama and small town Ontario, with influences from The Band, Duane Allman,
Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Black Crowes and the Tedeschi Trucks Band, with solid
musicianship based in jazz, and with gritty, raw and emotional vocals, Bywater Call seeks to
strike to the core of all who list