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One Bad Son excited about taking their shot with Buck Cherry

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Saskatoon born, Vancouver raised rock band One Bad Son are excited about opening for Buck Cherry this month.
“ We’ve been working on this for eight years. We’ve been working on the live show and we have the best sound. We think this is our shot,” said One Bad Son drummer Kurt Dahl.
 They play Average Joes, Jan. 10 with Buck Cherry and Heaven’s Basement.
“You’ve got to have a great live show. It’s contained mayhem,” Dahl described.

One Bad Son open for Buck Cherry, Jan. 10. Photo submitted
“It’s big, powerful and full of raw energy,” he continued, adding it is a lot of work to get to the stage.
“But on stage, for that 40 minutes, that’s our natural habitat.”
 While they have played with Buck Cherry at hometown shows in Saskatoon,  this will be the first tour with them.
“We’ve played Toronto and had a lot of success in the west from Saskatoon to Vancouver, now we’ve got to break out east,” Dahl continued.

“ We have opened for Buck Cherry before in Saskatoon, but thankfully they chose us to cross Canada with them,” he added.
“We’re pretty stoked about it.”

 One Bad Son has been together for approximately eight years and have released three CDs,  and a couple of EPS plus their latest, the self titled  “One Bad Son” on 604 Records, which was produced by Default drummer Danny Craig.
 They connected with Craig through their live show.

“We opened for them (Default) and he really liked our show,” he continued adding he expressed interest in working with One Bad Son. So when they got back home to Vancouver where they have been based for two years, they entered the studio and crafted the 11 songs for the CD including reworking a couple songs from their previous EPs including “Retribution Blues,” and “Rustbucket,” which they wanted to re-record in a more professional studio.

They are getting a fair amount of airplay on Top 40 rock radio. They released the CD in September to a positive response.
“They are our two best songs,” he said adding “Scarecrows” is also charting well.
“We didn’t really change them, so they sound fairly similar (to the EP versions).

“ One Bad Son is a real  rock band, it’s not what’s trendy,” he said, adding they draw heavily form their classic rock influences like Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and Soundgarden.
 Dahl, who is also an entertainment lawyer, is not the same Kurt Dahle who drums for Age of Electric and Limblifter and is also from Saskatchewan and now based in Vancouver.

“I get asked that a lot. We’re both drummers, we’re both from Saskatchewan and have moved to Vancouver, but he’s not a lawyer and he’s got brown hair while I’ve got blond hair,” he said.

 He can do much of his entertainment lawyer duties on the road, so he’ll help other musicians ensure they don’t sign contracts they’ll regret later.

“A lot of musicians don’t understand the business end of the music business,” he observed.
“I enjoy helping them with it,” he continued.
 The last time they played Lethbridge was at Essies when they shared the bill with Chrome.
He gave a shout out to Scott McGregor for giving One Bad Son plenty of airplay.

 Tickets for the Lethbridge show cost $50. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. sharp.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 January 2013 10:58 )  
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