Date: Friday, February 01, 2013
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Event Type: Concerts, Special Events
Last Updated: October 27, 2012
The Dirt Tour 2013Dean BrodyMidway through the title track of Dean Brodys 2012 release, Dirt, youll find yourself wearing the kind of silly grin you may remember sporting the first time you stuck your fingers in the mud as a kid. Best get used to it just like its namesake Dirts going to stick with you.Then again, Brodys music always does. The Nova Scotia based, BC bred singer/songwriter has a way of painting pictures with his lyrics that are so vivid, they tend to stay fixed in your minds eye just as long as the melodies he sets them to. This, Brodys third full-length release, and the follow up to his hugely successful 2010 effort Trail in Life is no exception.On Dirt, Brody sings it like he sees it, and whether he sees two generations of family grieving by a riverbank, a .45 toting lady who picks up a random hitchhiker to share the burden of an all-night drive, or a drop-dead gorgeous Canadian girl in a toque, on your first listen, youll see them just as clearly.The title track, Dirt, stands out as the most country song on the record, Brody says, and takes a playful look at the role dirt plays in our lives from the time we first come home covered in it, to the moment they lay us down under a nice cool layer of earth for good. It just says a lot in one word, Brody explains. For him, it brings up memories of playing with his first Tonka truck a time when all he needed to have a rip-roaring good time was a shovel, a fresh patch of ground and his imagination. But it also stands for where were from. And our relationship with the stuff can say a fair bit about the path we take to finding out who were meant to be, where our own trail in life is supposed to lead us, and how we get there.Essentially, if youre not afraid of getting dirty, chances are youre not afraid to dig in and stick life out when fate hands you a rough deal, even if it means taking a risk on a road that might lead nowhere in an effort to make your dreams come true. Thats something Brody has never feared. Throughout his career he has consistently shown a willingness to pull up his roots, shake the dirt off, and plant them down over and again in order to make music his life.Growing up in the tiny town of Jaffray, BC, Brody took his first job at age fifteen at the local sawmill. While it was tough, it only set the tone for what would become a much tougher gig down the line his struggle to make a living as a singer/songwriter. After landing his first publishing deal in 2004, Brody headed to Nashville, but two years on, found himself back in Jaffray, back at the mill, and at a crossroads in his musical career.
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