Dean Brody Heads out on the Dirt Road Stories Tour Beginning October 20 on the East Coast
The Intimate Acoustic Tour Will Bring Songwriting and Storytelling to the Forefront of 35 Dates Across the Country
Wednesday August 22, 2018 – Current CCMA Fan’s Choice, 2-time Juno Award winning artist and celebrated songwriter, Dean Brody will be hitting the road this fall for the Dirt Road Stories Tour, beginning October 20 in Truro and ending December 2 in Cranbrook BC. Stopping in both small towns and larger markets, this compelling, intimate acoustic tour will showcase Brody’s depth as a songwriter, and his unparalleled ability to bring storytelling to the forefront of country music.
Fresh off of his second headline show at Budweiser Stage in Toronto on August 17, Brody is a 3-time winner of the CCMA Award for Songwriter of the Year in previous years, and is currently nominated for “8th Day”, from his sixth album, Beautiful Freakshow, which hit the #1 spot on the Nielsen BDS and Mediabase Canadian Country Airplay Charts earlier this year. Brody’s reputation for penning thoughtful, articulate, original narratives in music began back in 2009 with the release of “Brothers”, a touching song about a loved one leaving for the military, which resonated both north and south of the border. Celebrated songs such as “Trail in Life”, “Another Man’s Gold”, “Bounty”, have gone on to place Brody in a unique category all his own, rising beyond the conventional tracks that can be heard on mainstream radio in lyrical composition, and yet still retaining conventional success, with Brody recently landing his 22nd Top 10 hit at country radio, with “Good Goodbye.” His ballad “Time” released in 2016, laments on the passing of time, becoming especially poignant in a social media era with less one-on-one interaction with loved ones, earned critical acclaim and a great deal of recognition, showcasing Brody’s unique ability to make people think about their actions through his lyrics.
Many of Brody’s songs were in fact written at his kitchen table, and the acoustic tour is meant to replicate that intimate setting that inspires his original works, “I want to give my fans a window into how my songs were written, how they sound in their rawest form, performed in an intimate theatre setting,” states Brody.
The focus on compelling storytelling in country continues where the opening acts in each market are concerned. Acclaiming singer-songwriter Jessica Mitchell will join Brody on each of of the East Coast dates, including Montreal, giving listeners a taste of her genre-bending sound with tracks on her recently released debut album, Heart of Glass. Country musician Andrew Hyatt, who recently released his second Top Ten hit, “Do It With You”, will join Brody on his dates in Ontario. SK native Tenille Arts who was recently featured on The Bachelor, will be involved in the dates in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, providing insight into the meaning behind the songs on her debut EP.
THE FULL LIST OF TOUR DATES IS AS FOLLOWS:
The below dates are with singer-songwriter Jessica Mitchell:
20 – Marigold Centre – Truro, NS
22 – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium – Halifax, NS
23 – Playhouse Theatre – Fredericton, NB
24 – Imperial Theatre – Saint John, NB
25 – Homburg Theatre – Charlottetown, PE
26 – Convocation Hall – Wolfville, NS
27 – Capitol Theatre – Moncton, NB
29 – Imperiale Bell – Quebec, QC
30 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
The below dates are with Andrew Hyatt:
1 – FirstOntario – St. Catharines, ON
2 – Burlington Performing Arts Centre – Burlington, ON
3 – Rose Theatre – Brampton, ON
4 – Fraser Auditorium – Sudbury, ON
5 – Academy Theatre – Lindsay, ON
7 – Sanderson Centre for Performing Arts – Brantford, ON
8 – FirstOntario Arts Centre – Milton, ON
9 – The Grand Theatre – Kingston, ON
10 – River Run Centre – Guelph, ON
11 – Regent Theatre – Oshawa, ON
12 – Festival Hall – Pembroke, ON
The below dates are with Tenille Arts:
15 – Club Regent – Winnipeg, MB
16 – Club Regent – Winnipeg, MB
17 – Casino Regina – Regina, SK
20 – Vic Juba Theatre – Lloydminster, SK
21 – Red Deer Memorial Centre – Red Deer, AB
22 – Douglas J Cardinal Performing Arts – Grande Prairie, AB
23 – Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre – Fort St. John, BC
24 – Quesnel + District SR Citizen Centre – Quesnel, BC
26 – Massey Theatre – New Westminster, BC
27 – Port Theatre – Nanaimo, BC
28 – Tidemark Theatre – Campbell River, BC
29 – Cowichan Performing Arts Centre – Duncan, BC
30 – Vernon Performing Arts Centre – Vernon, BC
1 – Charles Bailey Theatre – Trail, BC
2 – Key City Theatre – Cranbrook, BC
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About RGK Entertainment Group:
RGK Entertainment Group, founded by music industry veteran, Ron Kitchener, is a management company known for being a progressive, global, force within an increasingly competitive entertainment industry. The umbrella of RGK Entertainment Group includes: Open Road Recordings, Canada's #1 country record label; publishing companies Roots Three Music and Rogue 11, DART Events, a touring events planning company, TopCountry.ca, Canada's premiere music news source and RGK One Shot Productions. Kitchener’s innovative management style and business acumen has led to a talented roster that includes JUNO winners Doc Walker, Dean Brody, The Road Hammers, Tim Hicks, Blackjack Billy, River Town Saints, Hunter Brothers and Madeline Merlo in addition to newcomers Jessica Mitchell, and Sons of Daughters.
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