‘Even In A Bar’ comes straight in with a full band sound and some bright poppy/country drums. We love how the side stick is used for the first verse, returning to the full snare for the second. This is a classic country trick and makes the song feel truly authentic right from the start.
We thoroughly enjoyed the use of authentic instrumentation throughout this track. The organ swells and riffs in the background are inspired and extremely well done.
The guitar solo, in classic country style again, switches between two sounds halfway through the solo, switching to pedal steel to bring in even more twang!
Lyrically, this is another clever song from Pointmeier. In typical country style, this is a song about a woman who’s been cheated on, and who gets her revenge in a bar. Hence get ‘Even In A Bar.’ We particularly liked the lyric “in a bar full of fools on stools.”
Even In A Bar has all the classic modern country arrangements, you would expect. The rise into the chorus, together with some subtle and well-used harmonies. We loved the toms’ work towards the end of each chorus.
Whilst this song uses a typical country chord progression, there’s no point at which we, as listeners, felt anything other than completely engaged by this track. The lyrics are superb and witty, and the musicianship is first-rate.
Pointmeier’s voice is the perfect voice for country music. With just the right amount of twang and fragility, together with a little smile in the tone, this is a voice that deserves a huge audience.
This is a wonderfully produced track that hits the ears smoothly and comfortably. This is a song that deserves to be on a playlist alongside big names like Kevin Fowler, for example. The combination of wit in the lyrics and classy musicianship is exactly what makes a modern country song like this so appealing.
Most definitely a track worthy of commercial airplay across North American country music stations, we firmly believe that Steve Pointmeier is a star in the making.
About Steve Pointmeier
A Steel worker in Alberta’s Oil and Gas industry turned Country Music Singer. Living somewhere on the right side of the line nowadays is where you’ll find this Sarnia born.
Canadian who has made his home in Calgary, Alberta, for the better half of his life. But it wasn’t always this way. You’ll hear it when he sings and see it in his eyes as you look and see a man who no longer takes life for granted.
Steven sings from the heart and with conviction as you’re drawn into his music which is as honest as Steve himself. From age seven, singing onstage at the “Bridge Tavern” in Sarnia to “Legends Corner” in Nashville.
You’ll hear influences rooted deep in Country music’s past, like Marty Robbins, Conway Twitty, and Merle Haggard. To present greats Garth Brooks, Clint Black, Eric Church, The Brothers Osborne, and Kenny Chesney.
Steve has released a full catalog of his music which you’ll find available on Country Radio, ALL Music Streaming Services and Full Production videos on his website, https://www.stevepointmeier.com and Youtube channel.
Steve is also a Proud Member of several organizations, namely SOCAN, ACMA, and CCMA.
We had the pleasure of interviewing Steve Pointmeier. Here are the excerpts from the interview:
Hi Steve, Great to have you with us today! Please share with our readers about what it is that you do.
Hi, I am a Singer-Songwriter, Recording Artist from Sarnia, Ontario, now living in Calgary, Alberta, for the better half of my life. I am an ex Oil n Gas worker turned Singer/Live Show Artist.
Please tell us about your journey.
I started singing at age 7 when my mom got me a Record Player with a Kenny Rogers Greatest hits LP. Hard to believe Kenny had the greatest hits record when I was 7.
I learned to play the guitar at age 25 when I moved to Nashville for eight months and buskered on Broadway to make money to eat. (Hence forcing me to learn).
I started my career in the mid-’90s but quit after my daughter was born to raise her.
But now that she has moved to a different part of Canada, I can now resume my career again! And I have done just that.
Please share with our readers about your music projects.
With my 7th release to Country Radio (4 in 2022 and 4 more in 2023)!
Thus far, on my second ‘go round,’ I have garnered a plethora of Radio play (2500 pickups Internationally between my last three releases), with my current release “Even In A Bar” netting me 805 stations in its first three weeks of release!
I have also won YYC’s “Country Song of the Year” for my first release of “SWAY” this year.
What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey?
I believe that releasing quality Country Music to radio will help get my career to the optimum level. I record at Bart McKay Studio in Saskatoon to get the best quality for my music.
Fantastic! So tell us, how can people find out more about you?
My social networks include a website wherein anyone can look up and subscribe not to miss any new releases. You can also follow me on Instagram @stevenpointmeier.
Thank you so much, Steve, for giving us your precious time! We wish you all the best for your journey ahead!