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

DRA hits TOP 5 in DMDS Downloads!

DRA hits TOP 5 in DMDS Downloads!

March 6, 2015

Hey Everyone!

Happy FRIDAY!!!  Some pretty exciting news for us!  We released “Back Around The Moutain” to Canadian Country Radio on March 4th and we are thrilled to be in the TOP 5 for DMDS downloads!   (And in some mighty fine company I might add!)  Exciting times for sure!

Also, check us out tonight at the Apex Casino in St. Albert, AB.  The show starts at 9:00pm.  We are excited to see our family, friends, and FANS!  We love you all.

Also, on March 20-21, check us out at SPURS in Grande Prairie!  We are looking forward to playing for our fans out in that area as well.  Lots going on, and lots of time to catch us at a show this year!   And hopefully, you’ll hear us all across the airwaves very soon!!! 🙂

Until next time!

Love,

Dirt Road Angels <3

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DIRT ROAD ANGELS SINGLE RELEASE MARCH 4, 2015

DIRT ROAD ANGELS SINGLE RELEASE MARCH 4, 2015

Hey all!

2015 is off to a blazing start!  It’s been awhile since our last post- we have a lot of stuff to catch you up on and some very exciting news on the horizon! (Plus, spring is ALMOST HERE!)

Since we last wrote, we have been busy performing at several events including Apex Casino in St. Albert, the Agricultural Society Convention, World’s Longest Hockey Game, Celebration of the Arts Gala… AND we had the honour of opening up for Nashville Recording Artists Blackjack Billy!

We are ready to take on our full calender of upcoming dates and are excited to open for some major acts this coming year!

BUT- our biggest news is that we are EXTREMELY EXCITED to release our debut single “Back Around The Mountain” TOMORROW Wednesday March 4, 2015.  “We are thrilled with the single and to the Nashville writers- J.B Rudd, Carl J. Vipperman, and Joanna Cotten… Thank you for sharing your song with these ‘Angels’!!!

“With the single, a brand new photo shoot, and a brand new video coming out- these Angels are sure to fly!”

SO looking forward to this year and to share our music with you all out on the road!  It’s gonna be EPIC!!!!

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