We're very happy to be able to help out Ukrainian refugees at this benefit concert.
Admission is by donation, hope to see you there for this worthy cause!

May 21 (DRO 5:15 pm)

Kelowna Stands with Ukraine

Benefit Concert

Island Stage

Kelowna, BC


June 25

Music industry golf tournament, Sunset Ranch, Kelowna, BC

The Tir-na-nOg Theatre

July 6

Bowen Island, BC

July 8, 9, and 10

MusicFest Vancouver Island

Courtenay, BC

July 31

Rotten Annie's

Oyama, BC

(private function)


August 4

Blind Bay Concert Series

Blind Bay, BC

This song is for the "Hell or High Water" telethon, raising money for the victims of the floods and fires in BC in 2021. We wrote it for the folks of Lytton. 

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Dirt Road Opera’s music speaks for itself in a band with three JUNO nominees, two lead singers, a multi-instrumentalist, and a musical wizard reminiscent of The Band’s Garth Hudson.

Their songs encompass a variety of genres ranging from ballads like Hard to Find to the hillbilly rock of Nowheresville.


“I don’t try to write in any specific style,” says singer/songwriter Barry Mathers. “The songs let themselves in, hang around for a while, and then back out the door where the band takes over.”

Rachel Matkin is a gifted vocalist, singing professionally since the age of seven. Her stunning vocals have won numerous awards and praise from both critics and peers alike.


Jim Ryan is a musician’s musician. Classically trained on the piano and a master of the bass guitar, his unbridled passion for playing music is evident whenever he takes the stage.


Multi-instrumentalist Robert Bailey brings his many talents to the band. Pedal steel, guitar, keyboards, bass, and banjo are all part of his musical arsenal.

Three-part harmonies, great songwriting, and stellar musicianship are the essence of this roots/Americana band hailing from Kelowna, BC.

                 BARRY MATHERS