Beatroute BC on Instagram

  • Pat yourselves on the back everybody world famous comedian Stevenhellip
  • Comedian Adam Lazarus is just one of the many performershellip
  • Kyle Rideouts Adventures in Public School tells the tale ofhellip
  • Andy Fields interactive show Lookout forces us to think abouthellip
  • Winona forever released a new single called Heads or Tailshellip
  • Contemporary artist Brent Wadden beautifully weaves together the traditional andhellip
  • Theyre red! Theyre fangy! Theyre RED FANG! And theyre playinghellip
  • Check out braidraptly in their new video for Fruitless online!hellip
  • All across the Boomiverse and in to your headphones Outkastshellip

Skinny Dyck & Friends – Twenty-One Nighters

Wednesday 08th, November 2017 / 15:10
By Mike Dunn


Skinny Dyck & Friends
Twenty One-Nighters

Skinny Dyck’s been making music and playing steel and guitar in Alberta country bars (and across the country with Shaela Miller and Treeline) for years. On his first production, Skinny cuts singles with 20 of his best pals from home and the road, featuring Western Canadian roots veterans like Carolyn Mark, Leeroy Stagger, John Wort Hannam, and Dave McCann, as well as rising artists like Mariel Buckley, Carter Felker and Amy Nelson. 

Nanton’s Lance Loree kicks off the album with the good-natured two-step “Watching Daddy Dance,” into the highway companion of Sean Brewer’s “House of Cards,” where electric twelve-string hangs with a baritone guitar underneath, like the drive across fields to mountains on a half grey sunny day.  

Michael Granzow’s “My Baby’s Gone” is well-placed for a mournful major-key waltz; a well-written and produced, straightforward on the emotion alt-country song. Good songs bring out the best in the band, and the instrumental break has a couple changes that provide some extra harmonic colour. A pool hall neon light shines on “Lonesome Again” by Winnipeg’s Sean Burns, with a swinging bassline driving the shuffle. It’s the kind of tune that begs for and receives some hip classic riffs on Skinny’s steel, with a Roy Orbison/ Phil Everly-esque melody from Burns. 

Skinny Dyck’s been working a long time in Alberta country music, as his group of friends demonstrates, and adding production to his skill set is going to provide the west with another smart, artistic voice among country and roots artists.  

, , ,

AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE: is a member of Apple Music's Affiliate Program. This site collects commissions on purchases that our site's readers decide to make from Apple Music/iTunes affiliate embeds and hyperlinks provided in our posts.




Beatroute AB on Instagram

  • Weve never really been explicit with our goals Its alwayshellip
  • This month we bring you experimental electronic music the hottesthellip
  • Your new favourite breakout pop duo Partner are bringing surginghellip
  • The ever amazing Child Actress at Gerry Thomas Gallery
  • Happy Friday pals! Who are you seeing tonight at bigwinterclassic?hellip
  • We made a little mix for you to check outhellip
  • We love some angry feminist punk! You better be athellip
  • January 2018 issue coming in hot with partnerband featured onhellip
  • Were vibing to some Cartel Madras at Big Winter Classichellip