Alberta’s own Dallas Alexander was raised on Fishing Lake Metis Settlement and has been inspired by old school country and blues. Today, he has released his debut single, “Pass It On”.
Check out the single below and find out more about Dallas via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is Dallas Alexander. I’m a Metis Canadian Country singer-songwriter from Alberta, however, I live in OBawa and have for over a decade. I grew up on Fishing Lake Me:s SeBlement, played hockey my whole life, and love the outdoors. I’ve always had country music in my life, as far back as I can remember, and it’s the main genre of inspiration for me, although I love all kinds of music.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
For me, songwriting is something that is always happening. Observing life through that lens and using these experiences to make music. I write based on where I grew up, experiences I’ve lived through, and being Canadian. If an idea strikes me for a song (which happens randomly sometimes it seems) I’ll stop everything and capture it somehow, whether it’s writing it down or making a small sound clip or video to capture the melody. It always amazes me that music and the inspiration for it come out of nowhere.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
I have some shows in the fall, but anything soon has been delayed or canceled due to the COVID pandemic. My shows are meant to be a party, and I think it’s generally a success. I like to have fun with music, be social with the people who came out to watch. Have a few drinks together and sing some songs. I love country music because its fun, honest, simple, and relatable.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Well, my first single “Pass it on” I wrote it last year and it’s a fun song, undeniably Canadian, and I think it would give folks a good start point for my music.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Aww what a good question, we have some super talented musicians here. I think at the top of that list for me would be Cord Lund and Colter Wall and you can never leave Shania out of a list of favourite Canadian musicians!
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.