Coun­try singer Paul Brandt plays Bad­lands Am­phithe­ater

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Allie Ruck­man The Drumheller Mail mailphoto by Allie Ruck­man

The sound of coun­try mu­sic was ra­di­at­ing off the hills of t he Dr umheller v al­ley on Sun­day, A ugust 21 a s C ana­dian c oun­try singer Pa ul Brandt pla yed a t t he B ad­lands Am­phithe­ater.

Brant, a C al­gary born mu­si­cian, ha s b een p er­form­ing in C anada and t he US sinc e his mu­si­cal de­but in 1992.

The am phithe­ater w as filled w ith de di­cated f ans de­spite t he 30 plus de gree weather.

“It w as a f an­tas­tic show . We had 1,900 in a tten­dance so that was pretty good for a mat­inée on a warm day,” says Vance Neu­dorf Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor.

Fans clapped and cheered as Brandt pla yed his we ll known s ongs. His m usic even per­suaded a few to two step in front of the stage.

The unique s et­ting im­pressed not only v isi­tors t o the val­ley, but Brandt as well, says Neu­dorf.

“He fle w in by he li­copter to the site and I me t him a t the top and he said ‘this is in­cred­i­ble’, and t hen dow n on the s et he ke pt sa ying wha t an ama zing plac e it w as t o play.” mem­ber next sea­son. The Cana­dian Bad­lands Pas­sion P lay p art­nered w ith Cana­dian Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion (C BC) t o put on this event.

“We started our s eries the Cana­dian I cons in t he B ad­lands, and so there was just a sim­i­lar thing go­ing on. The y are all a bout pro­mot­ing C ana­dian t alent and we wer e pro­mot­ing C ana­dian Tal­ent, so t hey lo oked in to it and came on b oard f or it ,” sa ys Nue­dorf.

“With Pa ul, his s ongs ar e very fa­mil­iar. You hear them and you ar e like, oh ye ah I know t hat s ong. I t is pr etty cool t o ha ve s ome­one lik e that come in and pla y for us be­ing a smaller ven ue,” sa ys Neu­dorf.

Cana­dian Icon Paul Brandt played the Bad­lands Am­phithe­ater on Sun­day, Au­gust 21 for a crowd of 1,900.

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