Where we're from
Dahlia Wakefield- Maidstone, SK
Danita Lynn- Plamondon, AB
Karen Claypool- Spruce Grove, AB
Shila Marie, Tofield, AB
Energetic country meets edgy rock when the Dirt Road Angels hit the stage. Their newest single “DANCE IN THE RAIN” is a fun-filled song about taking chances, following your dreams and holding onto the hope of brighter days even when life gives you lemons! It’s sure to get you up and dancing!
The Dirt Road Angels are a rockin’ country female group who deliver deliciously layered harmonies and an undeniably hefty dose of charisma along with a high energy stage performance. Individual recording artists Danita Lynn, Dahlia Wakefield, Shila Marie and Karen Claypool came together in the fall of 2013 releasing an introductory compilation CD branding themselves the Dirt Road Angels. Since their inception, the group has gone on to record two more albums: "Paint The Town Red" (2014) and "Extra Dirty" (2018). However, during this pandemic, they have been writing up a storm and also felt the need to release new music.
“Dance in the Rain”, written by Bart Butler, Larry McCoy and Krista Marie, is the Dirt Road Angels’ latest single release to Country Music Radio on April 26, 2021. The group chose to record this song for its light-hearted message of hope to follow your dreams even when life hands you lemons. Rob Hewes, their trusted producer since the beginning of the group’s projects, meticulously weaves and blends their vocals into a musical tapestry enticing listeners to want to hear more of their lush, intricate harmonies laced into heartwarming melodies and relatable lyrics.
Two songs on their second album "Paint The Town Red” were finalists in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards and the 2014 Calgary Folk Music Songwriting contest. Their third album "Extra Dirty" features remakes of two well-known classic cover songs, Johnny Cash’s "Folsom Prison Blues" and the Eagles’ classic "Seven Bridges Road”, both fan favourites. The title track “Extra Dirty” as well as “Call It Home”, have both gone #1 on the European Country Music Charts. The six-time ACMA Group of the Year nominees have released 12 singles so far to Canadian Country Radio from their three albums collectively. The Dirt Road Angels have showcased at CCMA events, AAAS Conventions and performed for many other high profile events like Taste of Edmonton, Porkapalooza, Blueberry Bluegrass Music Festival, Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival, Festival Place Patio Series and the Roots and Boots Concert tour opening for U.S. acts Colin Raye, Sammy Kershaw and Aaron Tippin. They’ve also opened for American act Blackjack Billy and top Canadian country acts such as Kira Isabella, Brett Kissell, High Valley, Doc Walker, Road Hammers and Aaron Pritchett.
These hard working, dedicated, self-managed ladies are proud of their accomplishments thus far and are especially grateful for their loyal fans. They are writing brand new music to be released in 2021 and strive to keep up the momentum of their musical journey. The Dirt Road Angels continue to fly and plan to soar to new heights together as they follow their dreams!