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 “Where is the Love" focuses on restoring peace and unity in the world regardless of differing opinions and beliefs ... with the power of LOVE.
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) and have since then released many singles and videos.
This year, 2023- they are celebrating their 10th year together as a band, and have lots of exciting things coming for this year, so stay TUNED!
Their current single release is a song written by DRA and Rob Hewes called "Where is the Love” ? It basically asks the question: where has the love gone in the craziness of the world? Sometimes it seems so close, and yet so far away... however, it is The Dirt Road Angels’ hope is that this song will bring peace and love into hearts and to a world that needs love! Produced by 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.
In April 2021 they released their successful single "Dance in the Rain" written by Bart Butler, Larry McCoy and Krista Marie. It gained a lot of traction at satellite radio and all streaming platforms! Its light-hearted message is that of hope and positivity to follow your dreams even when life hands you lemons.
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 Song writing 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 seven-time ACMA Group of the Year Nominees have released 13 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 including 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 and many more.
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 2023 and strive to keep up the momentum of their musical journey. The Dirt Road Angels continue to fly and plan to soar to even newer heights together as they follow their dreams!