Feature Image Photo Credit: Nicole Wolfe
The first major Canadian tour of 2017 will be underway beginning January 12th – Brett Kissel‘s Ice, Snow & 30 Below. Aptly named, The 19-date tour will cover 10 dates in Ontario, 1 in Quebec, 4 in Nova Scotia, 2 in New Brunswick and 2 in P.E.I.
Late last year, Kissel, a Juno Award winner, multi Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) award winner, and reigning CCMA Fan’s Choice and Male Artist of the Year, posted a contest on social media to vie for an opening spot at each venue. In mid-December, the lucky winners were announced. Since we here at Canadian Beats are familiar with many of the selected artists and bands, we thought we would give you a little background on who you are going to see.
Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre, in Sault Ste. Marie, will be home to the first night of the tour. The openers are Barrie, Ontario’s Kansas Stone.
The name Kansas Stone was in front man Brian Vain‘s head for many years. It wasn’t until Brian brought a list of songs to one of his best friends, Matt Davey, that the idea really formed into this music train named Kansas Stone.
Kansas Stone is a high energy Country band that fuels off of many different styles. They deliver a sound that ranges from old and new country, blues, rock, and more. Kansas Stone has become notorious for their catchy melodies and well crafted original songs. Alongside their many influences, they continue to forge there own path with the music they love. Some of Kansas Stone’s influences include: Waylon Jennings, Zac Brown Band, Garth brooks, Alabama, Jason Aldean and Johnny Cash.
Kansas Stone has been very fortunate to share the stage with great artists such as: Dallas Smith, Aaron Pritchett, Beverly Mahood and Tebey just to name a few. They continue to draw attention to themselves with raving show reviews and endearing fans that follow.
This experience for them to open for Brett is sure to be a highlight of an early 2017.
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On the road in London Ontario for a show, before we left our hotel we recorded a new song we've been working on for the chance to play with our fellow Canadian kid Brett Kissel. We have had the honour of meeting Brett and his amazing band a few times and would love the chance to share the stage with them on the up coming #icesnowand30belowtour we look up to Brett for his Amazing talent and his humble down to earth attitude. His positive presence in country music has pushed us to follow our dreams much the same as he has. For this we are forever in debt. Kansas Stone wants to #kickitwithkissel Brett KisselCountry Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) @theCMAO @mattymckay Invictus Entertainment Group #cmao
Posted by Kansas Stone on Saturday, November 26, 2016
Hello everyone! My name is Linda and I have been a fan of Canadian Music for as long as I can remember. That counts for way too many decades than I want to admit to! I have three primary passions in my life, music, photography and writing. When I can combine them all, I feel I am right where I should be. Though I can appreciate all genres of music, my particular favourite is Country. Canadian Country is moving in leaps and bounds. I love how it is progressing and I’m thankful that I can be a small part of it.