From the dirt road to the main stage, these five talented Canadian singer-songwriters have been entertaining in different configurations anywhere from 5 to 20 years or more all over Canada and have many degrees of achievements under their belts. Now known as the “Dirt Road Angels”, these creative and seasoned recording artists consist of Dahlia Wakefield, Shila Marie, Danita, Karen Claypool and Shawna Lynne.
With a wide diversity of musical interests from Rock (Danita), Country Rock (Dahlia Wakefield), Country Pop (Shila Marie) Indie (Karen Claypool), and straight through to some of the good ol’ Opry Classic Country tunes (Shawna Lynne), strength in numbers was so true as they developed their 15-song compilation CD that was ready for their CCMA Showcase within only two months! The showcase was sponsored by Cooper Studios and hosted by the Westin Hotel in Edmonton on September 6th during the CCMA week earlier this past month.
During a three hour show to a full house and standing room only venue, they performed originals off their new compilation CD as well as put their creative spin on some of their favorite cover songs to the audience’s delight, complete with harmonies to melt your heart. New fans were formed, and they received a standing ovation at the end of their showcase. People eagerly waited in the long lineup for their CD, plus, topped out their CD sales at 100 right off the press! CKUA radio was also on board as one of their sponsors during this showcase and helped promote and advertise this exciting project.
The songs on the CD showcase each as an individual artist within their 3-song set; however, these kindred spirits have begun to write together as a group and are excited to record and release a brand new five song country rock EP in 2014 with producer Rob Hewes.
With their singles soon to be released individually off the album, these Dirt Road Angels are going to kick up a little more than some dust ... these estrogen-infused gals will be kicking down some doors!!! For more info, check them out on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/DirtRoadAngels13. Songs on iTunes coming SOON!