Barley Station is an independent recording artist with a #1 song on the Euro Indie Charts
making music for the love of art in musical form. Sound is the canvas, instruments are the brushes.
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
The Barley Station signature is a genre crossover blend of Americana, Country, Pop, Folk, and even Rock/Alternative
which is authentic and original.
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 chief funnyman, 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.