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The BackYard Devils are back with Honky Tonk Heartbreaker

After touring all over Canada and Europe, Moncton’s The BackYard Devils are back with their much-anticipated second album titled Honky Tonk Heartbreaker. A great follow-up to the acclaimed self-titled debut (2011), their second album still offers that exciting blend of dirty country, bluegrass and rockabilly. This time around, they are little bit more personal, with tales gathered on the road about shady characters, ramblers, heartbreaks, mischievious women, God, truck drivers and cowboys.

For the existing fans, Honky Tonk Heartbreaker is what they were waiting for. Erik Arsenault (vocals, acoustic guitar), Chris Belliveau (lead guitar, lap steel guitar), Dillon Robicheau (banjo, mandolin) and Rémi Arsenault (vocals, bass) deliver foot-stomping tunes, sing-along numbers, and boy, they do not disappoint! The album starts with a bang with the fast-paced Rambling, which is sure to become a favorite in concerts with its catchy-sing-along chorus. The title track, a guitar-pickin’ hillbilly number about a country femme fatale has already been spinning in local country radio. The song Cowboy was inspired by Erik and Rémi’s father’s childhood dream. Rémi also lends his voice on the dancey-track All I Wanna Do. The band also covers two great crowd favorites: How Mountain Girls Can Love by The Stanley Brothers and Truck Driver by Scott Biram.

Honky Tonk Heartbreaker was released as a last-minute Christmas present in December 2014.

The album is currently available through the network


The Backyard Devils de retour avec Honky Tonk Heartbreaker

Après avoir parcouru le Canada, l’Europe et les États-Unis, The Backyard Devils de Moncton sont de retour avec Honky Tonk Heartbreaker. Une belle suite à leur premier album homonyme (2011), ce second album offre encore cette superbe fusion de dirty country, bluegrass, blues et de rockabilly. Cette fois-ci, ils se permettent d’être un peu plus personnel avec des histoires ramassées sur la route à propos de randonneurs louches, de femmes malicieuses, de coeurs brisés, de Dieu, de camionneurs et de cowboys. Erik Arsenault (voix principale, guitare acoustique), Chris Belliveau (voix, guitare, lap steel), Dillon Robicheau (banjo, mandoline) et Rémi Arsenault (voix, basse) font de la musique entraînante qui capte rapidement l’attention du public.

La première chanson de l’album Rambling, est une pièce au refrain accrocheur. L’extrait-titre à propos d’une femme fatale joue déjà dans les radios country locales. La chanson Cowboy a été inspirée par les rêves d’enfance du père d’Erik et de Rémi. Ce dernier offre d’ailleurs sa voix à l’extrait rockabilly All I Want to Do. Le groupe reprend également les pièces How Mountain Girls Can Love par The Stanley Brothers et Truck Driver de Scott H. Biram.

Honky Tonk Heartbreaker est présentement en vente à travers le réseau



Foot stompin' country & bluegrass music!



2011 Prix Musique – Music NB Awards:


Emerging Artist of the Year


Country Album of the Year


Group Recording of the Year


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“The group face a big job following up their debut. It was full of exciting songs, some funny, some raucous, and it served them very well in concert. They could come out of the gate with three or four excellent numbers that would really get the crowd pumped. On Honkytonk Heartbreaker, they’ve matched those standards. »


Bob Mersereau

Producer and journalist, CBC TV, East Coast Music