Coronation Royal Performing Arts closed the abbreviated 2022 season with a bang.
Rocking country quartet the Dirt Road Angels played in front of a sold out crowd at the Coronation Community Hall on April 9.
According to organizers, 150 tickets were sold for the show.
Doors for the evening opened at 5 p.m., with supper served at 6 p.m. To help randomize which tables got to go for supper, each table had a playing card placed at it. Organizers would randomly call out card numbers or faces to detwermine which tables got to head to the buffet.
Around 7:30 p.m. it was time for the main event.
Originally scheduled to perform in 2020, the Edmonton-based group the Dirt Road Angels had been postponed twice previously due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The quartet played two nearly one-hour sets with a 20 minute intermission in between.
Playing a variety of original and cover songs, the group even succeeded in getting a few people up dancing.
“We love writing,” said Danita Lynn, one of the performers, during the first set.
“We love writing together.”
Around half of the songs performed by the group throughout the evening were originals written by the group, most of which are available on the group’s three albums.
While the group did have merchandise available for sale at the concert, their music is also available through the Apple and Google music stores.
The Dirt Road Angels have been playing together for nine years, and pride themselves on coming from small prairie towns.
A music video for the group’s singe Extra Dirty was even filmed in band member Danita Lynn’s hometown of Plamondon.
The Angels are made up of Lynn; Dahlia Wakefield, from Maidstone, Sask; Karen Claypool, from Spruce Grove, Alta; and Shila Maria, from Tofield, Alta.
Backing the Angels up are guitarist Alan Tymofichuk, bass-guitarist Jeff Godley, and drummer Scott Edbner.
Also released at the Dirt Road Angels concert was the schedule for the Coronation Royal Performing Arts 2022/2023 season which kicks off in November with the Ennis Sisters on Nov. 4.
Coronation Royal Performing Arts is planning to run a full season lineup next year, with two shows in November, one in January, one in February, and finally a double feature to close out the season in March.
Tickets for next season can be purchased at L&C Bookkeeping Service in Coronation.