For five years in a row, indie artist Marshall Dane has been nominated for Male Artist of the Year at the CMA-Ontario Awards because of sheer fan power that has consistently voted him into the top level alongside artists who have major label backing and riding recent hit singles. Marshall’s live show is second to none.
He is an artist that always connects with his audience and his energy and passion for performing makes his shows impossible to forget.
Born in St. Catharines, Marshall grazed on a rich fix of music, from the country sounds of his preacher Dad who taught him to play “The Farmer’s Song” on guitar to his Mom, who played piano in the evenings for his family of four sisters and two brothers. Marshall admits that his parents’ spiritual upbringing permeates his songs with themes of love, home and kindness.
Similar to Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind”, you will find that kindred message within his songs, his day to day life and the relationships he has with his many fans. These values drove his 7 trips with Adventure Canada, travelling to the Arctic thru the Northwest Passage, Greenland, Labrador; while performing for some very esteemed guests: David Suzuki, film maker John Huston, Stuart McLean, Alex Trebek and key members of the Canadian Geographical Society, to name a few. Yet, Marshall will tell you that some of his more memorable Arctic memories were made while playing for the citizens of small Inuit communities.
For five years in a row, Marshall has been nominated for Male Artist of the Year at the CMAO Awards, alongside artists who have major label backing and riding recent hit singles. Why? Sheer fan power it is Marshall’s fans who have consistently voted him into the top level. The fans don’t need a chart number to influence their loyalty he’s a star to them, and that’s the real end game. They hear it. They feel it.
Whether it’s a large scale festival stage, the CNE, one of the many CCMA Country Music Week performances or an intimate club, Marshall’s live show is second to none. He is an artist that always connects with his audience and his energy and passion for performing makes his shows impossible to forget. “I love to write songs and I love recording them, but when I step out on a stage in front of a packed house, that’s where the fire starts for me.”
If you haven’t already, discover why his fans will tell you that Marshall Dane is a “must see” and most importantly, “must hear.”