The Dirt Road Scholar himself is welcoming students back to another school year at Laurentian University.
Dean Brody, known for his country music hits Bob Marley, Brothers and Canadian Girls, is playing the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. The show is hosted by the Laurentian University SGA.
Brody recently released this third album, Dirt. The follow-up to his 2010 release Trail In Life is 11 songs that play out more like short films.
The Nova Scotia-based musician “has a way of painting pictures with his lyrics that are so vivid, they tend to stay fixed in your mind's eye just as long as the melodies he sets them to.”
“I'm trying to paint the pictures I see in my own mind with words and music,” Brody stated. “I'm not so much lyrically driven as picture driven.”
While it's hardly a concept album, the title Dirt does appear as somewhat of a theme.
“If you're not afraid of getting dirty, chances are you're not afraid to dig in and stick life out when fate hands you a rough deal, even if it means taking a risk on a road that might lead nowhere in an effort to make your dreams come true.”