It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year……… :)

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year……… :)

 

 

Nov 13, 2017

Hello Everyone!  We are getting closer to the holiday season….. have any of you started your Christmas shopping yet?!

Us girls have been very busy as usual but that’s what we love!  Here’s a little run down of what we have been up to.

In October we went to the Great Northern Casino in Grande Prairie and did some shows there.  Always such a great crowd and it was good to see some good friends and fans!  Thank you all for support, it does mean the world to us!

Check out our Facebook Link for all the pictures from that show! https://www.facebook.com/pg/DirtRoadAngels13/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1884710744891125 – Big thanks to Dahlia our Picture Angel- for putting this together!! 🙂

We have also been filming our music video for our newest single “Go All In” – Written by: Rob Hewes and Brooke Erin.  The first day was a very exciting and it was a crazy day- but we had so much fun! Thank you to everyone who came out for extra’s in the video and just being there meant a lot to us.  We will be heading back in to finish up some filming soon- and hope to have it all to you in the very near future!

Lots coming up for the month of December- writing, recording and shows— (and of course, Christmas SHOPPING!) LOL!

December 1&2 we are at Century Casino in St. Albert again.  Always a wonderful time there and a great crowd! Show starts at 9pm both nights so bring your dancing shoes and come on out!

Dec 3rd we are playing a benefit concert for our dear friend Willy Engel at the Newcastle Pub.  Our set is at 12:50pm and we are honoured to be sharing the stage with some of the best talent- only the BEST for you Willy! <3 For all the info, click here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/192198268014709/

Just a reminder for the ACMA Members we are still in the running for Group of the Year Nominations!  If you are a member we sure would appreciate your vote– to do so, head on over to the link below…. many thanks! <3

We are looking forward to the awards in January, and wish all of the nominees the best of luck!

http://www.abcountrymusic.ca/nominees.aspx?x=b92aff31-6f57-4930-9539-793ce41fd538&y=n

Dec 10th we are playing the 7th Annual Christmas BOW at Blues On Whyte in Edmonton!  It is a Fundraiser for the Edmonton Food Bank and we are hoping they get a lot of donations for those in need in our city.  Come on out and check out all of the acts that night! Again- we are  glad to be a part of it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well we wish you the best in the upcoming holiday season.  Enjoy time with family and friends- and we hope to see you out and some shows in December!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS:  OH YEAH…….  ONE MORE THING—

MARK YOUR CALENDARS, AND TELL ALL YOUR PEEPS……………..(MUSICIANS BRING YOUR INSTRUMENTS)……..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOVE,

DRA <3

 

 

THANK YOU TO RADIO!!!

THANK YOU TO RADIO!!!

 

Nov 13, 2017

We want to say a great big thank you to Canadian Country Radio for playing our single “Go All In” Written by: Rob Hewes and Brooke Erin!

Here is a list of the radio stations supporting us!

CIKZ KICX 106 Kitchener/Waterloo, ON- http://www.kicx917.com/

CICX KICX Barrie, ON- http://www.kicx917.com/

CHAW Great Lakes Country – Little Current, ON- https://tunein.com/radio/CHAW-Great-Lakes-Country-s298328/

CKYC – Owen Sound, ON- http://www.country93.ca/

CFDC Country 105 Shelburne, ON- http://www.country105.ca/

CINN Hearst, ON- http://www.cinn911.com/

CHHO Louiseville, QC- http://www.1031fm.ca/

CFVD Degelis, QC- http://www.fm95.ca/

CHRM Matane, PQ- http://www.plaisir1053.com/

 

CFIM iLes de la Madeleine, QC- http://cfim.ca/

CKBN Wolinak QC- 

CFMF- Fermont, QB- https://cfmf.rocks/

CJBE, Anticasti PQ

CIAU Radisson, QC- http://www.ciaufm.ca/

CIAX Windsor, QC- http://ciaxfm.net/

CKGN Kapuskasing, ON- http://www.ckgn.ca

CIMS Campbeton, NB- http://www.cimsfm.com

CFLO Mont-Laurier, QC

CHLC Baie Cormeau, QC- http://www.chlc.com/

CHIP FM 101.7 Fort Coulonge, QC- http://chipfm.com/

GX94 Yorkton, SK- http://www.gx94radio.com/

CKGY Real Country Red Deer, AB- http://www.realcountryreddeer.ca/

CKSQ Real Country, Brooks, AB

CJEV Real Country, Blairmore, AB- http://www.realcountrysouthwest.ca/

CJPR Real Country Blairmore, AB- http://www.realcountrysouthwest.ca

CKWB Real Country Westlock, AB- http://www.realcountrywestlock.ca/

CKVH Real Country High River, AB- http://www.realcountryhighprairie.ca/

CKSA Real Country Lloydminster, AB- http://www.realcountrylloydminster.ca/

CFXE Real Country Edson, AB- http://realcountrywest.ca/

CHSP Real Country, St. Paul, AB- http://www.realcountrystpaul.ca/

CFWE Edmonton, AB- http://www.cfweradio.ca/

CFWE 2 88.7 Slave Lake, AB- http://www.cfweradio.ca/

CKOA – Glace Bay, NS- http://coastalradio.ca/

CKNA FM – Renee, Natashquan, QC

INTERNET:

CBC Country Toronto, ON- http://www.cbcmusic.ca/

PopCan Radio Toronto, ON- http://popcanradio.ca/

Canadian Beats – Calgary /39 – http://canadianbeats.ca/

A Big Thank you to Andrea Morris from AM to FM Promotions for doing an amazing job tracking all our adds!  And a huge thanks to our fans for calling and requesting!  If you haven’t heard it yet- there is still time!  Call your local radio station and request “Go All In” by Dirt Road Angels!

THANK YOU AGAIN for all the support!

 http://amtofm.com/ 

Dirt Road Angels

Love,

DRA

 

Get ready to GO ALL IN with DRA!

Get ready to GO ALL IN with DRA!

Oct 12, 2017

Hello Everyone!!  Happy Fall!  We sure hope you’re all adjusting to the cooler temperatures…. I myself (Shila) am not too sure of it and miss the warmth of summer!

For those of you that have heard our new single “Go All In”- Written by: Rob Hewes and Brooke Trellenberg- we hope that you like it!  And request it at Country Radio!  We sure love it and are thankful to have recorded it!  It’s all about taking chances and following your heart!  We stopped by CFWE Radio in Edmonton on Friday and did an interview with Jeremy who was great!  We had fun and thanks to CFWE for playing our music!

If you missed the interview, here is a link so you can hear it! https://youtu.be/DLvuDiztWIQ 

 

DRA has been incredibly busy the last little while.  This past weekend we played 2 great shows with our good friends “Blue Yonder”.

We were in Athabasca on Oct 6th at the Nancy Appleby Theatre.  The crowd was so warm, lovely people in that town and it was nice to be back in Athabasca.  Thanks to everyone who came out!  Then the next night we played Edmonton at the Century Casino!  That was a fantastic time, the venue was beautiful and we had so much fun!  Thank you to all our Fans, Family and Friends that came out to support us!  This was also the first 2 shows where we got to perform our new single LIVE!  It was great!  A big shout out to the boys in our band as well who always so a stellar job!  Alan Tymofichuk, Scott Ebner, and Derek Oja- THANK YOU!

This past weekend was also great because we found out again that we are nominated for the 3rd year in a row at the ACMA Awards for Group of the Year and Fan’s Choice!  Such an honor and we are looking forward to the show.  We are in the contender round so we need your votes!  You do need to be a member of the ACMA to Vote- for all the info, click here!

http://www.abcountrymusic.ca/nominees.aspxUpcoming!  We have an exciting weekend again!  We are shooting a MUSIC VIDEO for “GO ALL IN”! And we want YOU to be a part of it!  Please see below for all the information:

Hey guys! Finally….the moment some of you have been waiting for!!! Here are the details for our video shoot for our brand new single “Go All In”….THIS SUNDAY, October 15th! Where? At the brand new Boot Scootin’ Boogie Dancehall located at 12906 50 St NW, Edmonton (formerly the old Wild West/Draft Bar & Grill)! We need about 10 people at NOON and the rest at 2:00 PM. We ask that you show up in country club attire – preferably jeans and a T-shirt…no logos please! Please PM us if you would like to be part of this and when you can make it! Thank you SO much for wanting to be a part of it! It’s going to be fun !!! 

So we have been very busy!  Full steam ahead!  And we cannot wait to share the video and all the new music coming very soon!!!

Please enjoy below some of the pictures from the shows this weekend!

Have a wonderful rest of the week everyone! And we will see you all soon!!!

Until Next Time

Love,

DRA

 

Half Way through Summer!

Half Way through Summer!


Hello Everyone!  We sure hope you all are having an amazing Summer 2017!

We have had a very busy summer this far.  Between shows, and studio life has kept us very busy!We played the Lamont Rodeo to a full house again!  We had a great time!! Met lots of awesome people as always and met some new fans, always fun to meet them!  So nice!  Lyndon, we hope you enjoy our banner!!! 😊😊

 

We are taking our time with new music as we want to bring you the best always and we are enjoying creating and writing.  No release date yet, but there is no time limit on creativity.

This past week we played the Patio Series at Festival Place!  What an awesome show that was!  The crowd was so kind, there was great food and they treated us wonderfully.  We really enjoyed ourselves on stage – it was a beautiful day and we had an awesome view of the lake.  We hope to play there again!

At the end of August we will be travelling to Ranchman’s again in Calgary.  Always love playing there!  Lots of friends and family that come out to see us so it’s always great – not to mention, New Fans and all the dancing!

We have some cool stuff coming up for the fall and check out all of our social media for all the updates as well as the website.  We hope you all are having an amazing summer!

Until next time,

Love,

DRA

P.S.  Here are some photos of that evening!

It was a wonderful day to enjoy a great BBQ meal and live entertainment Wednesday for the Patio Series we were honoured…

Posted by Dirt Road Angels on Friday, August 4, 2017

 

Cowbell Awards/Tom Cochrane Official After Party

Cowbell Awards/Tom Cochrane Official After Party

April 3, 2017

Hello Everyone!

DRA had a busy weekend.  We had the honor of performing at the Cowbell Awards at Bonnie Doon Hall.  So many amazing bands there!  It was a lot of fun and a packed house.  Big thanks to Lynn Wells and Angela MacKenzie for organizing.  And not to mention, the meal was fabulous!

We’d also like to say a BIG CONGRATS to our fellow Angel Dahlia Wakefield for winning the “Funky Town” Cowbell Award!!  You’re amazing Dahila!  Well deserved. Dahlia and Shila stayed until the wee hours enjoying all the incredible music and had so much fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lots going on this week.  We will be in the studio again this week laying down some vocals for some pretty awesome tunes!  They are sounding phenomenal!  CANNOT WAIT to reveal all of our hard work to you all.  They sound sweet!  Big thanks to Rob Hewes.  (And Karen, you’re amazing!) Exciting times!

On April 28&29 we will be in Athabasca at the Grand River Saloon.  We are  performing at the Official VIP After Party for Tom Cochrane!  Looking forward to that- and looking forward to meeting some new fans as well!  Big thanks to Karizma Entertainment.

Heading on into May, in between the writing and studio time, we are heading up to Grand Prairie Casino- May 4-6!  Come on out if you are in the area!  We had an ABSOLUTE BLAST last time we were there and cannot wait to go back!

This weekend on Sunday we took the day to film some pretty fun Vlogs for you!  They’re coming soon to our YouTube Channel.  Such fun times, and we’re sure you’ll get a chuckle or two! LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to-  https://www.youtube.com/dirtroadangels

Hope everyone has a great week!  

Until next time!

Love,

DRA

 

 

 

 

Countdown to NEW VIDEO release from DRA!

Countdown to NEW VIDEO release from DRA!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Dirt Road Angels Have Just Released Their Third Single to Canadian Country Radio!!

 

They say that every city girl needs a country boy … and that’s exactly what the Dirt Road Angels are singing about in their new release to Canadian country radio!  “Make Me Wanna”, produced by Rob Hewes and performed by CCMA award winning instrumentalists Chad Melchert, Ryan Davidson, Tyler Vollrath, Bart MacKay and Derek Stremel, is the 3rd single off of their 2014 Paint The Town Red album, and has hit the airwaves as of July 18, 2016.  The Dirt Road Angels consists of Dahlia Wakefield, Danita, Karen Claypool and Shila Marie, and Shawna Lynne.

 

“We decided to release this song for summer because it’s a let-your-hair-down, feel good tune and we’ve had nothing but great responses when we perform it live.”  These gals have had great success with their previous releases off this album, and are looking forward to what reaction “Make Me Wanna” will bring!


And to add to the excitement, they have also been working with Barrett Kelsko of Fadeback Studios United who produced the video of their single and the Dirt Road Angels are ready to officially release it on August 4th to coincide with their radio release!  “The song has lots of visuals within the lyrics, and we are looking forward to bringing them to life on the screen.”  “We’re excited to share this song with all of our fans and we hope that our song makes you get up and dance, and maybe “Make YOU Wanna” get a little country!”

 

Make sure to call and request Dirt Road Angels‘ new single “Make Me Wanna” at your favourite country station today!  And, also check out the Dirt Road Angels’ YouTube channel on Thursday, August 4th for the official video release! 

 

Website:  www.dirtroadangels.ca

YouTube: www.youtube.com/dirtroadangels

Twitter: www.twitter.com/dirtroadangels1

Facebook: www.facebook.com/dirtroadangels13

 

Media contact:

 

Dahlia Wakefield

780-719-9614 CELL

dahliawakefield@gmail.com

Dirt Road Angels Review-Impact Music, Roy Powell

July 20, 2016

I’ve had the privilege of knowing a couple of the Dirt Road Angels for a while now; Danita and Shila Marie are frienI’ve had the privilege of knowing a couple of the Dirt Road Angels for a while now; Danita and Shila Marie are friends that Karen and I have met over the last few years. I’ve even done a little (not enough) writing (one song) with (and about) Danita (an article, not a song lol). I then had the pleasure of meeting two more of the lovely and talented “Angels” when they performed on July 17th at our annual ROPE Jam. Dahlia Wakefield and Karen Claypool have now been added to our list of friends.

After listening to and watching the Dirt Road Angels performance, I quickly scurried over to purchase their two CDs before they were all snapped up by the crowd of new fans that had gathered by the side of the stage. Alas, I ended up with one CD (their first one) so I promptly bought an iTunes card the next day and purchased the second “DRA” CD on- line.

The first CD is an introductory compilation of songs performed by each of the girls in the band individually and the second, an EP that is available on iTunes is the five girls singing together that collectively make up the Dirt Road Angels.

I enjoyed the first CD immensely; it offers an intimate look into the immense talents that combine to make up the band. Let’s take a glimpse at one song (not picking favorites) from each of the girls on album # one:

– Track 2. “The Dancing Queen” Written by Larry Wayne Clark, Shelly Rann and Marc Rossi. Okay I lied (this one is a favorite) A bone-chilling documental look into the evil illness known as Alzheimer’s disease. “The Dancing Queen” is a superbly written song that is brilliantly delivered by Shawna Lynne (the Angel that I’ve yet to meet).

– Track 6. “All The Way To Heaven” Written by Dean McTaggert, Gerald O’Brien and Catt Gravitt. Dahlia Wakefield’s undeniable vocal talents are brought to their rightful place in the front of this pristine work. This is the perfect motion picture soundtrack song.

– Track 7. “Done” Written by Karen Claypool and Rob Hewes. Beautiful vocals teamed with equally beautiful instrumentation, this is a great example of a modern power-ballad.

– Track 12. “Be There” Written by Shila Marie and Jared Sowan. Contemporary Country Music at its best, Shila Marie pulls out all of the stops on this one. Her Songwriting talent is eclipsed by her remarkable singing ability.

– Track 13. “Ripped Jeans” Written by Danita Lynn, Randy J. Martin and Aaron J. Goodvin. This track is the quintessential Dirt Road Angels song. “Ripped Jeans” is gutsy and hard hitting, perhaps the spark that grew into the intensely entertaining inferno that is conveyed in the Dirt Road Angels EP.

(Okay I lied a lot… all of the above mentioned tracks are favorites of mine)

I’m not going to review all of the tracks on the Dirt Road Angels EP, because I can only think of so many ways to say amazing. I do believe that I have illustrated in my review of the first Dirt Road Angels album, that severally these five girls demonstrate inescapable talent.

To put these profound singular talents into the unified band unit that they represent (backed by an unparalleled rhythm section), they truly become a force to be reckoned with.

Coalesce their stage presence, live performance crowd-appeal, collective on & off-stage personalities and stellar harmonies and you’ve got the complete package.

Roy Powell, Impaact Music

ds that Karen and I have met over the last few years. I’ve even done a little (not enough) writing (one song) with (and about) Danita (an article, not a song lol). I then had the pleasure of meeting two more of the lovely and talented “Angels” when they performed on July 17th at our annual ROPE Jam. Dahlia Wakefield and Karen Claypool have now been added to our list of friends.

After listening to and watching the Dirt Road Angels performance, I quickly scurried over to purchase their two CDs before they were all snapped up by the crowd of new fans that had gathered by the side of the stage. Alas, I ended up with one CD (their first one) so I promptly bought an iTunes card the next day and purchased the second “DRA” CD on- line.

The first CD is an introductory compilation of songs performed by each of the girls in the band individually and the second, an EP that is available on iTunes is the five girls singing together that collectively make up the Dirt Road Angels.

I enjoyed the first CD immensely; it offers an intimate look into the immense talents that combine to make up the band. Let’s take a glimpse at one song (not picking favorites) from each of the girls on album # one:

– Track 2. “The Dancing Queen” Written by Larry Wayne Clark, Shelly Rann and Marc Rossi. Okay I lied (this one is a favorite) A bone-chilling documental look into the evil illness known as Alzheimer’s disease. “The Dancing Queen” is a superbly written song that is brilliantly delivered by Shawna Lynne (the Angel that I’ve yet to meet).

– Track 6. “All The Way To Heaven” Written by Dean McTaggert, Gerald O’Brien and Catt Gravitt. Dahlia Wakefield’s undeniable vocal talents are brought to their rightful place in the front of this pristine work. This is the perfect motion picture soundtrack song.

– Track 7. “Done” Written by Karen Claypool and Rob Hewes. Beautiful vocals teamed with equally beautiful instrumentation, this is a great example of a modern power-ballad.

– Track 12. “Be There” Written by Shila Marie and Jared Sowan. Contemporary Country Music at its best, Shila Marie pulls out all of the stops on this one. Her Songwriting talent is eclipsed by her remarkable singing ability.

– Track 13. “Ripped Jeans” Written by Danita Lynn, Randy J. Martin and Aaron J. Goodvin. This track is the quintessential Dirt Road Angels song. “Ripped Jeans” is gutsy and hard hitting, perhaps the spark that grew into the intensely entertaining inferno that is conveyed in the Dirt Road Angels EP.

(Okay I lied a lot… all of the above mentioned tracks are favorites of mine)

I’m not going to review all of the tracks on the Dirt Road Angels EP, because I can only think of so many ways to say amazing. I do believe that I have illustrated in my review of the first Dirt Road Angels album, that severally these five girls demonstrate inescapable talent.

To put these profound singular talents into the unified band unit that they represent (backed by an unparalleled rhythm section), they truly become a force to be reckoned with.

Coalesce their stage presence, live performance crowd-appeal, collective on & off-stage personalities and stellar harmonies and you’ve got the complete package.

Roy Powell, Impaact Music

March Madness!!

March Madness!!

DRA SHAKERSMarch 10, 2016

Hello Everyone!  We sure hope everyone is enjoying some of the nice spring- like weather that has been bestowed upon us.  It’s COMING!!  Also- just a reminder to “Spring” your clocks ahead this weekend, March 13th@ 2am for the beginning of Daylight Savings Time! 🙂  On a personal note, us girls are looking forward to a spa day on March 13th!  We are looking forward to getting some writing done on the new record, and enjoying some down time before “March Madness” !

There is lots going on that we would like to share!  First of all, any of you in the Edmonton Area- we are playing Shaker’s Roadhouse 15004 Yellowhead Trail, T5V 1A1 on March 18th from 9pm-1am.  This is a new venue for us and also a new area of town so we are excited and can’t wait to meet some new fans, and also see some familiar smiling faces!  Come on out and bring a friend, it’s gonna be a great time as always! http://www.shakersroadhouse.com/ShakersRoadHouse.htmlRANCHMANS 2

   Then- We are heading out to Calgary, AB to play Ranchman’s for the first time! We are really excited to be in a new city and are also looking forward to meeting new people out that way!  We promise to bring you a fabulous show, full of lots of energy and maybe some surprises so bring your dancin’ shoes and head on out!  All this fun will take place March 25th-26th.  We look forward to seeing you all!!

(Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall- 9615 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, AB T2J OP6) http://www.ranchmans.com/

Also, we were pretty humbled to receive a wonderful review from Mercy Dash about our 2014 EP Release “Paint The Town Red”- check out the link to read the review!  Thank you again!  We truly appreciate your kind words. 

 http://pastthepointofrescue.blogspot.ca/2016/02/paint-town-red-by-dirt-road-angels.html?m=1

Enjoy your week everyone, and as always- we will always keep you updated of our news, comings, and goings!

Until Next Time-

Love, 

DRA

 

 

 

New radio adds/1 Year Anniversary!

New radio adds/1 Year Anniversary!

PTTR COVER MASTER JPGOctober 1, 2015

Big shout out to our radio adds this week!  Thank you so much for adding “Paint The Town Red”!

  • CKFU- Fort Saint John, BC
  • CHMM- Mackenzie, BC
  • CIRL Southend, SK
  • CFDY- Cochrane, ON

On September 28th- we celebrated our 1 year anniversary of our CD Release at Festival Place of “Paint The Town Red”.  What a night that was!  We had so much fun!  We had moments onstage that we will remember forever, and we are so happy that all of you were there to share it with us!

As this year comes to an end, we will be busy in the studio again bringing you new music and we hope that the new fans that we have gathered along the way will be at our next one!  We are so thankful to each and every one of you.  You’re kind words of encouragement, and hearing about the happiness that our music brings, makes it all worth it!  That’s why we do what we do!

We are looking forward what the rest of 2015 has in store and can’t wait for 2016 to roll around so we can share all our new surprises!  We have lots to plan- but we are sure having fun along the way!  Look for us this Nov/Dec onstage- dates to be posted, and Christmas is just around the corner and you may just get a gift from us to start your Christmas off right!

Until next time!

Love,

DRA