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Coast To Coast Closeup – The Dirt Road Angels

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June 15, 2020 at 9:37 am - Home, Coast to Coast Closeup
By Cal Gratton

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

From the dirt road to the main stage, the Dirt Road Angels have created quite a following in their 7 years together. What started out as solo artists coming together to collaborate on one show has turned into a magical connection that has become an incredible musical project fueled by their love of country rock music and sisterhood. The Edmonton based seasoned singer-songwriters and “soul sisters”, consisting of Danita LynnDahlia WakefieldKaren Claypool, and Shila Marieformed the group in 2013 and have released three albums since their inception. 

Having released several music videos and 9 singles to Canadian Country Radio, the Dirt Road Angels‘ latest album called “Extra Dirty” features modern, edgy country rock such as the title track which went #1 in Europe. The Dirt Road Angels rock every stage with their infectious energy, enthusiasm and camaraderie, and their blend of lush harmonies is truly angelic. Their latest and 10th single “Call It Home” was written by DRAngels Karen Claypool and Shila Marie, as well as Real Fagnan on guitar and producer Rob Hewes.  “Call it Home” is all about family and dear friends; no matter where you are in the world, if you are with the ones you love, you can call it home. You may not have much, but if you have love, you have everything. Home is where love is.

This energetic country rock quartet has showcased at CCMA week and has performed at many other high profile events such as Taste of Edmonton, Boots and Hearts Festival, Porkapalooza, Blueberry Bluegrass Music Festival, Beaumont Blues Festival, Festival Place Patio Series and more as well as singing the National Anthem for several events including CFR and at the Edmonton Eskimo game. The Dirt Road Angels have also opened for some top country actslike Kira IsabellaHigh ValleyDoc WalkerThe Road HammersAaron Pritchett; as well as high profile U.S. acts Colin RayeSammy KershawAaron TippinBlackjack Billy and more.  The four time ACMA Group of the Year and Fans Choice nominees were honoured to kick off a TV Series called “The Moment”.  These hard- working talented ladies are down to earth and continually strive to entertain their audiences everywhere they go and always come away with brand new fans. These Angels are ready to fly!   

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