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Coast To Coast Closeup – The Prairie States

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June 12, 2019 at 1:30 pm - Home, Coast to Coast Closeup, XM105FM.com
By Cal Gratton

The Coast To Coast Closeup is presented by The Eagle River Casino and Travel Plaza is Whitecourt.

The Prairie States, a band born out of a desire to put a modern touch on a classic design. Focused on cadence and rhythms of 60’s soul, 70’s rock and teeming with a modern country vibe, the band is poised to cut its own swath through the Canadian music scene. 

The band spent 2 years writing and woodshedding with a selection of Edmonton’s finest collaborators including The Dungarees, periodically taking these new songs and sharing the stage with Aaron Goodvin, Clayton Bellamy, and Joey Landreth. They saw which songs stuck and which needed to hit the bricks. Armed with an undeniable 8 tracks, The Prairie States quickly got in the studio with producer Jay Sparrow and engineer Brad Smith to lay down their debut album, Lost In The Right Direction. 

Shortly after releasing the album, the band was announced as one of the Top 12 artists to be included in the 2018 Project Wild Development Program. The program lasted 5 months, pushing the band to think and work beyond their comfort zone. When the program wrapped up, The Prairie States were awarded 1st place and provided the foundation to keep their remarkable trajectory moving upward. 

Listen to the interview with Mike Nash

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