Dick Rodan is a six-piece country outfit hailing from southern Ontario, Canada. Though they may be big-city boys, they sure know how to trick you into thinking they practice in a field somewhere in the American Midwest. If you like your country to be more like Hank Williams than Florida Georgia Line, then you will have some fun enjoying all that is Dick Rodan. The guys are currently in pre-production on the follow up to The Legendary Dick Rodan (2015) and their first full length album. Independently recording the album, Dick Rodan is always booking shows. Watch the website for dates. Join them on the road to say “Farewell to Sober” and a night you won’t forget. Dick Rodan has been a showcased performer at NXNE and CMW. They are also a four-time contender of Indie Week making it to the finalists showcase at The Virgin Mod Club in October 2016, 2014 and the semifinals in 2015. In 2015 the boys were asked to open for Shooter Jennings and the legendary Waylon Jennings band The Waymores Outlaws at the Phoenix Concert Theater. That night they brought down the house and solidified their place with Toronto’s best indie country bands. Performance Highlights • Opener for Shooter Jennings and The Waymores Outlaws • Canadian Music Week 2016 Selected Artist • Indie Week 2016 Finalists • Indie Week 2015 Semi – Finalists • Indie Week 2014 Finalists • Indie Week Canada Selected Entrant 2013 • NXNE Showcase 2014 • Canadian Music Week Selected Entrant 2015 • The Phoenix Concert Hall • The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern • The Hard Rock Café Toronto • The Cameron House • Cherry Cola’s Rock and Rolla Cabaret • Czehoskis • Silver Dollar Room • The Ballroom • Crocodile Rock • Graffiti’s • The Supermarket • The Hideout • Music City North’s Queen Street Festival • Music City North’s Kensington Festival • The Painted Lady • The Cadillac Lounge • Boots n Bourbon • The Rivoli • The Piston • The Gladstone Hotel Lineup Rod Beattie Lead Vocals, Guitar Derek Somerville Drums, Vocals, Washboard Aaron Hayes Bass Guitar Devin Staple Lead Guitar John Vandenbroek Banjo Jordan Wilding Mandolin, Octave Mandolin, Vocals Influences Old Crow Medicine Show, Johnny Cash, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, Steve Earle, Bob Dylan Justin Townes Earle, Waylon Jennings, Shooter Jennings, Rolling Stones, Elvis and all good music. Albums The Legendary Dick Rodan (Independent) -2015 Live at the Cameron House (Independent) – 2013 Misc. Recordings Psalm 96 (Xmas Song) – Direct Release 2015 Drink (Drink, Drink) CBC Searchlight 2015 Folsum Prison Blues – Canadas Got Talent Entrant 2012 Fade Away – LCBO Whisky Rocks Top 10 2012
April 20, 2017 11:00 pm CMW Showcase