Okotoks blues crew gets nomination at YYC Music Awards

The Pairie Dogz’ new one 40 Dollars is nominated for Blues Recording of the 12 months at the YCC New music Awards.

An Okotoks blues outfit has been nominated for the YYC Music Awards.

The Prairie Dogz current solitary 40 Bucks has acquired a nomination for Blues Recording of the Calendar year.

The tune tells a tale which is all much too genuine, and when you’re enjoying the blues, very little beats possessing a very little existence practical experience.

“That’s the just one thing with us getting a minor more mature and a small little bit of mileage, we have acquired tons of good – and not good – matters to generate about,” claimed Keith Hambrook, 1 of the front adult males for the Prairie Dogz. “That music is based on some matters I went via in my 20s, I was actively playing guitar and I was genuinely, really, genuinely broke.

“I preferred this lady and preferred to show her a fantastic time and I had 40 pounds in my wallet, which was all the income I experienced in the planet, so as an alternative of acquiring food stuff and remaining responsible with it I took her out that evening.”

“And it was an absolute disaster. That was just one particular of those ones.”

In the earlier 12 months, the Prairie Dogz, comprised of Hambrook, Dwight Koenning, Terry Studd, Dave Fast and Martin Wright, signed a offer with Emanant Music/Blues Vox Records to be dispersed as a result of Sony’s label The Orchard.

Hambrook credits their appeal to their bona fide blues qualifications.

“Musically we tried out to strike some genuine classic blues moves in people tunes,” he stated. “The progression’s a standard blues progression and the guitar shots, you can listen to Stevie Ray Vaughan in there – he’s formed my method a lot.”

Even though he hesitated to say awards and nominations are anything, Hambrook is fired up at the nomination.

“It was really humbling and genuinely reaffirming … there’s some fantastic other bands that have been nominated,” he reported, adding he considers Okotoks and region a incredibly hot location for musical expertise. “You function your total daily life at creating your craft, becoming a fantastic player and getting able to produce things that makes feeling.

“It just created me recognize the full point, respect currently being fortunate in the band I am in and currently being blessed enough to perform with the fellas we do the job with recording that tune.”

The band has been fast paced touring because signing, a thing Hambrook is happy to do.

“We’ve performed a large amount, travelled a large amount during the summer and it is been just fantastic, just experienced a good time and performed some memorable demonstrates,” he reported.

“It’s just what I normally preferred to do.”

To see the full checklist of nominees for the YYC New music Awards, visit yycmusicawards.com.

The awards will be handed out at the Grey Eagle Occasion Centre in Calgary on Sunday, Sept. 24.