The Dungarees performed at The 2017 Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival on Sunday, June 18.
Comprised of bassist/vocalist James Murdoch, guitarist/vocalist Robb Angus, guitarist/vocalist Kiron Jhass, steel player Darrek Anderson and drummer Ben Shillabeer, The Dungarees have a definitive musical mandate; Take the undeniable lyrical styling, twangy telecaster and steel guitar that they love from classic country, and inject it with harmony, modern intensity and pop sensibility.
Among Canada’s fastest rising stars, The Dungarees have performed at marquee festivals including Boots and Hearts Music Festival, the Calgary Stampede, Big Valley Jamboree, Country Thunder, Dauphin CountryFest and SunFest. Gracing arena stages, the band has proudly opened as direct support for Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire and Miranda Lambert, and suppored the legendary Dwight Yoakam in October 2016.
The band’s current single, I’m Down is about to break the Top 40 Country Chart in Canada and is being played in heavy rotation from coast to coast on commercial country radio.
The Dungarees took home “Country Artist of the Year” at the 2015 Edmonton Music Awards, and both Darrek Anderson and Ben Shillabeer received All-Star Band nominations at the Canadian Country Music Awards. The band was most recently nominated for “Group of The Year” at the 2015 and 2016 Alberta Country Music Awards, and was honored to be shortlisted for numerous 2016 Canadian Country Music Awards.
They have also just been nominated as Group of the Year for the 2017 Edmonton Music Awards.