The Conexus Arts Centre was packed Wednesday night as Brett Kissel and Dan Davidson brought the “We Were That Song” tour to the Queen City.
The nearly sold out venue heard the upbeat guitar, banjo, and fiddle sounds from Dan Davidson who opened the show. He sang “Found” and “Barn Burner” among several others. He proved to be a strong opener for Brett Kissel who hit the stage around 8:30 that night.
Kissel’s high energy blend of country, retro country, and rock was a huge hit with the crowd which stood, danced, and cheered an estimated 85 per cent of the time! The one tender moment of the night featured Kissel singing to a courageous woman named Kim who he met earlier in the day and discovered she was battling cancer. She was not able to be at the show due to treatments, so Kissel sang her request via FaceTime to her. It was an emotional moment as many lit up the arts centre with their phones when he sang “Didn’t Fall in Love With Your Hair.” All the best to Kim who’s fighting hard.
Kissel sang all of his hits including “3-2-1,” “Airwaves,” “She’s Desire,” “Tough People Do,” and his latest “Anthem.” Southern Saskatchewan proved it’s proud of Kissel and Davidson and, as Kissel mentioned, set the bar very high for other stops along the way. This will be the biggest tour any Canadian country musician has done to date in Canada.
Brett Kissel and Dan Davidson will play North Battleford tonight (Jan 25th) and Saskatoon tomorrow night. They also have stops in Prince Albert, Melfort, and Yorkton before heading to Winnipeg on Feb 1st.