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.
Friday January 13, 2017, Brett Kissel will be at Fraser Auditorium at Laurentian University in Sudbury! Yes, home of the Big Nickel and that song that Stompin’ Tom wrote about, “Sudbury Saturday Night”. This will be the first show on the tour that I will get to see and I couldn’t be happier for my North Bay friend, Cory Marquardt, for making the cut to open this show. It doesn’t hurt that he is part of the Invictus roster and has toured with BK back on the Young Guns Tour in 2014.
If there was just one word to describe Cory Marquardt, it would be passionate. When he gets behind something, he loves it and gives it his all, whether it be hockey, flying, animals and especially his music. There is a rough and ready side to Cory that could almost be intimidating to some but, the real Cory is a warm-hearted, caring person.
His singles to radio, including “Smartphone”, “21”, “Nowhere With You” and the title track, “This Man” have received good success from his debut CD. Cory has toured across the country more than a few times now opening for Aaron Pritchett and Brantley Gilbert. He has also played many festivals including Boots & Hearts. It was a particular honour for Cory to perform to his hometown crowd at the 2016 North Bay Summer In The Park.
If you want a rockin’, partyin’ heluva good time, Cory is your man! Hold on to your cowboy hats Sudbury, Cory is going to blow them away!
Tickets available here! FYI, at time of posting only 1 ticket is available.
All Photo Credit: Linda Heldman
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.