Dirt Road Opera’s music speaks for itself in a band with two JUNO nominees, both lead singers, and a multi-instrumentalist
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.
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.