The Barlow
Denver - Colorado - United States

The Barlow Gets Lucky With Sophomore Album, Horseshoe Lounge

Independent country record fuses outlaw, Red Dirt and Southern rock influences

Denver, CO (January 26, 2021) — Colorado Country. That's the sound The Barlow has been making since 2017, combining Red Dirt, Americana, outlaw country and guitar-heavy Southern rock into songs that are as rugged as the band's Denver home.  Two years after releasing their self-titled debut album, bandmates Shea Boynton, Ben Richter, Brad Johnson, and Troy Scoope are back with 2021's Horseshoe Lounge. Produced by The Barlow and featuring guest appearances by members of Mike and the Moonpies— whose front man Mike Harmeier contributes vocals on the album-closing track "Part of the Band" and whose pedal steel guitarist, Zachary Moulton, plays throughout the record Horseshoe Lounge is the sound of a band mid-stride, confidently walking down its own lane.

The new album also shines a light on the chemistry generated by a touring schedule that's kept The Barlow on the road, playing shows throughout West Texas, New Mexico, Nebraska, Wyoming, and the band's native Colorado. Along the way the group has shared the stage with Mike and the Moonpies, Sunny Sweeney, Ward Davis, The Steel Woods and other acts who, like The Barlow, straddle the line between classic and modern country.

According to the band, “This album is intended to be a blue-collar record aimed at fans of all genres. We're excited about the evolving songwriting, performance, production, and overall personal growth of the band.  We have all been friends since high school and it's the record we've always wanted to make. Bootstrapping this record has been rewarding and we're grateful for the work and process.”

Horseshoe Lounge showcases the sharp songwriting of front man Shea Boynton. An oil-field worker during his time offstage, Boynton fills the album with a mix of autobiography and character studies, often sourcing his writing inspiration from those around him.  He isn't just telling his own story; he's writing other people's stories, too.  Boynton’s songwriting chops are adeptly complimented by Brad’s guitar work/vocals, with bass work and drums/vocals provided by Troy and Ben respectively.  The quartet’s contributions meld perfectly, much like whiskey chased by cold beer over a game of darts on a Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, a well-placed cover of Chris Knight's "Homesick Gypsy" proves The Barlow has good taste when it comes to material written outside of the band, as well.  On February 12, 2021, Horseshoe Lounge is open for business.

Horseshoe Lounge is available on all major outlets 2/12/21.

Join The Barlow on February 19th for a virtual record release concert via Facebook Live at 8pm CST.  More details at:

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New Year, Old Me

Label: E Squared

Genres: Country

Styles: Americana Country

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 Mile Marker Blues Americana Country Country
2 Josephine Americana Country Country
3 All My Days Americana Country Country
4 Heart in a Sling Americana Country Country
5 New Year, Old Me Americana Country Country
6 Tarred Americana Country Country
7 Obsessions Americana Country Country
8 Bad Ol' Days Americana Country Country
9 Without Emotion Americana Country Country
10 Shut It Down Americana Country Country

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Horseshoe Lounge

Label: Self-Release

Genres: Country

Styles: Americana Country

Songs on the Album

Track # Song Title Style Genre
1 Hard Lovin' Americana Country Country
2 Horseshoe Lounge Americana Country Country
3 Fixin' to Run Americana Country Country
4 Ain't Ever Comin' 'Round Americana Country Country
5 Before You Know Americana Country Country
6 Gallows Americana Country Country
7 Longest Days Americana Country Country
8 Homesick Gypsy Americana Country Country
9 Call It a Win Americana Country Country
10 Part of the Band (feat. Mike Harmeier) Americana Country Country