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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





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