Barley Station

Somewhere deep in the heart of the Midwest United States, is a well-polished gem known to the Music Industry as Barley Station. From it first inception in mid 2011, the band has written, produced, and launched two albums ‘After All’ (2012), and ‘Damaged Goods’ (2013) along with dozens of other singles after and in between and has toured regions of the US (see full discography below). Now about to release their third full-length album ‘Back There Somewhere’, the band is about to explode onto the music scene in a big way. They have recently been picked up by Spotify Playlist Curators and have positive press feedback from a myriad of credible publications, radio, and television media platforms (see media section below).

The mellifluous sounds of Barley Station can be detected not only in their intricately written lyrics, but also in their sound with layers of real, organic harmonies, driving rhythms, and contagious melodies. Although the band pulls a distinctive Alternative vibe, in terms of genre, most reviewers, fans, and radio claim that the Barley Station signature is a genre crossover blend of Americana, Country, Pop, Folk, and even Rock/Alternative which is authentic and original.

History

The band is comprised of its original members, both all-around musicians, singers, and songwriters in their own rights. Chief frontman and Producer, Randy Wayne Belt (vocals, bass), and Brian Kious (vocals, guitar), have credentials aside from their music which only adds to their unique blend as a band. Randy’s background in Acting, writing, and Musical Theater in conjunction with Brian’s similar penchant for writing results in cleverly written lyrics and ballads that manage to borough into the hearts of their fans. There is not one song in their extensive library which hasn’t garnered a response from fans that feel ‘connected’ to their music.

Although the band is presently situated outside the St. Louis, Missouri metro area, their eclectic range of talent was cultivated in their originating roots and by being in the crossroads of many forms of music. Brian Kious’s adventurous and lively songwriting skills come from growing up in his native Texas and then Missouri. Randy Wayne Belt, originally from St. Louis, has cultivated his artistic edge through Musical Theater and Acting. Randy has also picked up the pen, not only as a songwriter, but also as a Music Journalist and is also contributing writer for Starlight Music Chronicles Magazine. His work has also been published in American Pride Magazine, Indie Habit, and A.V.A. Live Radio.
The kinship between these forces goes back to the early 2000’s when Randy and Brian, originally fronting another band, chose to venture out on their own and from 2011 to present day, create music under the Barley Station name.

Discography

Some of the newest music has appeared on multiple compilation Albums through Bongo Boy Records (Bongo Boy Records Asia) and are being actively marketed to Asia via Bongo Boy Records with distribution and promotions in Asia (Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Malaysia, Japan, mainland China and more).

After All (February 2012)
Going back further, the band’s debut album ‘After All’ stayed in the top 40 in the Country/Alt. genre for four consecutive months (including two months in the top 10) on the APD Global Radio Indicator Charts TM. The album has appeared on the Roots Music Charts, and on the CMJ reporting stations that added songs into rotation. Those songs broke through the top 30 by the second week. The group toured the United States to support “After All” (and “Damaged Goods”) with astounding live performances which broadened and strengthened their fan base further.

Damaged Goods (June 2013)

Singles from their most recent album, ‘Damaged Goods’ have received heavy rotation in radio and have been well received by their fans internationally. The video for the song “Younger Summer Memories” from that album has been featured on the Bongo Boy Rock n' Roll TV Show series episode 1057 which has exclusive national airtime to over 15 million viewers in the USA on 9 major cable companies. (NBCUniversalComcast, FiOS, CableVision, Time Warner, RCN, AT TUverse, Verizon FiOS, Charter Communications, Suddenlink) GO INDIE TV ROKU Channel in Canada, The UK and The USA to name a few).

Singles & Covers (2014 – present)

From 2014 to present day, singles like ‘Just Begun’, ‘Like Destiny’, ‘Double Star’, ‘Must Be Something’, ‘4th of July’, ‘I’ve Got News’, transition the band from their earlier recordings completely new and cultivated Barley Station sound without compromising consistency and quality. Additional covers of 'When the Stars Go Blue' (Ryan Adams), and 'Treacherous'(Taylor Swift) have also released throughout 2016 and have been well accepted among their loyal fan base.

Back There Somewhere (late summer 2017)

The band will be releasing a new full-length album titled ‘Back There Somewhere’ in late summer of 2017 and already, radio in North America and Europe have begun anticipating its arrival by getting ready to launch interviews and special features in support.

Awards

In 2013, Barley Station were nominated for "Best Country Artist" and "Best Folk Artist" for AIMA (Artists In Music) Awards followed by their nomination in 2014 for "Best Country Artist" and "Best Composer/Songwriter" also at AIMA. The band was a contestant in the 2013 Texaco Country Showdown and has been interviewed internationally by numerous radio and magazine publications, including an extensive interview with the Entertainment Vine. The band has also been featured and performed live on FOX 2 News, and The Dave Glover Show on 97.1 FM in their home base area of St. Louis, MO.
Throughout 2015 they won ‘Best Video’ award for ‘Younger Summer Memories’, and multiple ‘Best Song’ awards from the Akademia Music Awards for ‘10 Nights’ and ‘Younger Summer Memories’.

In 2017, Barley Station was submitted for nomination for the Americana Music Awards in the ‘Best Song’ and ‘Best Artist’ categories.

Press Quotes

"This group always brings top drawer tunage"
- Music Is Truth (Station), Indie Music People

“Barley Station is a rare breed of band that successfully combines all of your favorite genres into a unique sound of their own.”
- Jan Ostegard, Entertainment Vine

“Rootsy alternative country at its best... ‘I Found You’ will find itself at home in any country music fan’s collection.”
- Eric De Fontenay, Music Dish Journal

"They blend alternative country and rootsy folk-rock into a style that has all the pop appeal of the classic Jayhawks records, but remains earthy and resolutely unpolished. It’s a win / win for me, and I’m sure they’d appeal to both No Depression readers and fans of first generation country rock”
- Leicester Bangs (UK)

"Barley Station has an addictive “twang” about their music that, honestly, I never knew I liked. In fact, I had to make a new category in the Genre section for Country just for them."
-Marsbands.com

"this group is not one to get labeled into one specific genre of music. I say kudos to them for branching out and making music they want to make."
- Maxim Daniels, IT's All About That Music

"it's clear that this is a band that is going in a consistent, forward direction and show no signs of stopping. "Double Star" is brilliant in its Immaculate Conception, composition, and imagery that is evoked when listening but it is also just a small piece of the pie when you consider the capacity and the quality of music that the band has already produced and recorded."
-CA Marshall in Starlight Music Chronicles Magazine

Contact

For Press or Bookings please email: management@barleystation.net

Waiting
Moderate tempo but bright and smooth upbeat with lots of harmonies, catchy guitar sounds and all vocals are 100% real, no autotune.

https://youtu.be/WNUAO6vj328



Americana Roots Rock
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Like Destiny




Folk Rock
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Must Be Something
upbeat blend of Americana Rock with retro 80s pop



Americana Roots Rock
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4th of July
fast paced Americana song

https://youtu.be/2hZE-Nclm4o



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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I've Got News
This new song is the second single released this summer of 2015 and is a blend of midwestern rock, a little country and unforgettable guitar riffs.

https://youtu.be/cdu7Ul2scZ8



Rock & Roll
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Younger Summer Memories




Country Pop
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10 Nights




Country Rock
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Double Star
With a reputation of blending and jumping around genres a bit, as usual, this one's different. The title is "Double Star". And it creates a more spacey atmosphere and is a bit more on the adult alternative side of things. (somewhat similar to "Never Leave" from the 'Damaged Goods' album) As one pre-release review stated "Double Star embodies the desire and longing to have that one special person by your side for all eternity."



Adult Contemporary
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No Breaking Ground




Adult Alternative
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Rain When You Go




Acoustic Indie Rock
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Medusa
Southern country rock which is alternative and with a flair of experimental. Upbeat song.



Country Rock
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True
This song offers a haunting harmonica on a backdrop of acoustic and vibrato guitars, enchanting two and three-part harmony vocals blended with other acoustic sounds that pull you in



Acoustic/Americana
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Dream You Lost




Alternative Folk Rock
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Just Begun




Acoustic Indie Pop
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Abilene
This song is in 3/4 time and as such is a waltz. Full of Barley Station's signature harmonies and background vocals, acoustic guitar, tremolo guitar, piano and soft drums. The Abilene in the song is Abilene, Texas.

https://youtu.be/4-hZss9VUG8



Alternative Country
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Close To One
Bright up-beat song in the key of E with a roots country backdrop beat underneath a more pop/rock vocal track more akin to early Jayhawks sound.



Americana
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After All
Upbeat fun and catchy song with a 4/4 beat changes to 3/4 at the bridge and then back to 4/4 time



Alternative Rock
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Can't Sleep For Venus
dark theme but melodic moderate tempo and somewhat progressive



Rock
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I Found You
An upbeat bright and energetic country rock tune about finding love in Texas



Country Rock
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Want It To Be
A moderate tempo song from the After All album. Kind of chill feel. Melodic and catchy with an alternative country/roots beat.



Alternative Country
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