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Duchene joins James Barker Band onstage at postgame concert

Senators forward shows off musical styling after 4-3 win

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Matt Duchene may have a future in country music.

The Ottawa Senators forward showed off his musical stylings by performing on guitar and vocals onstage with James Barker Band at Bert's, a bar and restaurant inside Canadian Tire Centre.  

Tweet from @Media_Sens: ���.@Matt9Duchene��� joins ���@jamesbarkerband��� for a special post-game performance!

James Barker Band was the guest house band for country night, which fittingly fell on Ottawa's home date against the Nashville Predators on Monday. The Ontario-based country quartet, whose debut album "Game On" won the Juno Award for country album of the year in 2017, performed during the first intermission of the Senators 4-3 overtime win.

Tweet from @Senators: .@jamesbarkerband killed it during the first intermission.

It's no secret that Duchene is an avid fan and listener of country music, and he was certain to show his gratitude to the band for letting him on stage.

Tweet from @Matt9Duchene: Too much fun playing with the @jamesbarkerband after the game last night! Thanks for having me up boys, can���t wait to see what���s next for you guys 🤘 @ Canadian Tire Centre

Apparently he was good too.

Tweet from @jamesbarkerband: "Duchene in the Membrane" is now booking shows for 2019... haha anytime brother! You killed it 🥃🥃👀

We're looking forward to that tour in 2019, boys.

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