Local country music artist to perform at intimate concert
By: Allison Chorney
| Posted: Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 12:38 pm
On Jan. 24, Canadian country music recording artist and Airdronian Mark Lorenz will be performing with special guests Dani-Lynn and Cole Malone at an intimate concert at Bambino’s Neighbourhood Pub.
“He wanted to keep it small, intimate and with more of a personal feel,” said K-Leigh Schofield, who does publicity and promotions for Lorenz.
Lorenz was born and raised on a farm just north of Airdrie, where he said learning to ride a horse and drive a tractor was an everyday activity.
“Country wasn’t just a style of music, it was a way of life for my family and me,” Lorenz said in a statement.
Lorenz began his music career at 17, when a dare from friends resulted in recording a song as a birthday gift for a friend. He was approached by the recording engineer at the Calgary recording studio and asked to enter a singing competition, which he won.
At 19, the local boy and his band began touring nightclubs and honky-tonk bars across Alberta and within two years they were playing across Canada and the United States.
In 1999 he released his first six-song EP Reputation and released his first full-length album Black in 2006.
In 2008, he released Route 72 and is currently writing for a new project scheduled for release this year.
“It’s back to basics, which is also the name of the tour, he’s getting back to his roots,” Schofield said.
She said the concert will walk through the progression of Lorenz’s career with songs from his first album to new ones.
Lorenz will be joined by Dani-Lynn, a country pop singer from Olds, and Cole Malone, a country artist from Innisfail.
Both Dani-Lynn and Malone will be performing half-an-hour acoustic sets prior to Lorenz performance.
Schofield said Dani-Lynn will be performing some of her newer material including her latest single Not A Game, and Malone will be performing some original and cover songs in his set.
Tickets to the event are $30 each and include dinner with the performance.
“We will also be taking cash and food donations in support of the Airdrie Food Bank,” Schofield said.
She said tickets are selling fast and those planning on attending should get them soon.
“It’s an awesome way to come out and support local artists as well as the Airdrie Food Bank, which helps hundreds of families each year,” Schofield said.
For ticket information, visit www.marklorenz.ca