Skinny Dyck and the Chicken Scratchers

From fun-loving honky tonk to mope-along folk songs, Skinny Dyck writes music for the car stereo. Following years as the principal singer/songwriter in Lethbridge roots/country outfit "Treeline," and in the midst of a busy schedule as an in-demand pedal steel player, Ryan "Skinny" Dyck (aka Danny), has set out to both embrace and challenge the boundaries of vintage and underground country music. "I like to really focus on the technical and performance elements in what are typically fairly simple songs" says Skin from the driver's seat of his silver sedan. "I think in this genre - maybe every genre - it's a certain balance of heart and craft. The heart is the love you have for music and artistic expression; the craft is the hard work you put towards mastering your trade." The live show reflects a proportioned balance of the aforementioned, highlighted by the occasional steel guitar instrumental or a number from Johnny Paycheck's back catalogue. Having conceived and produced a 20 song compilation of western Canadian roots/country artists ("Skinny Dyck & Friends - Twenty One-Nighters" - to be released Fall 2017), Skin looks to leverage his experience as a seasoned side-man and radio DJ (Chin Up Record Club on Lethbridge's CKXU) with a return to the front of the stage.

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