In The Country with Dave Woods


Their beginnings may be rooted in small towns surrounding the Ottawa River, but there is nothing small about River Town Saints. A 5-piece, harmony-driven group with rock n' roll roots and life-long friends, Chris Labelle, Chris McComb, Jeremy Bortot, Jordan Potvin and Daniel DiGiacomo, have every intention of proving that a little heart (and a lot of work) does, in fact, go a long way.

Led by the strong vocals of Chris Labelle, River Town Saint's unbeatable energy has already landed them on stage with Tim Hicks and the front page of the Hamilton Spectator.

Since signing with Open Road Recordings, the band has shared the stage with The Road Hammers and opened for  Tim Hicks. This summer will see the group on the festival circuit, performing at Boots and Hearts in Ontario, Rock  the Park in London and The Queen's Plate at Woodbine Race track, just outside of Toronto.

River Town Saints released their debut single "A Little Big Goes A Long Way" in late 2015, landing them on  many Artists To Watch Lists for 2016. Their smash second single, "Cherry Bomb" (produced by Grammy    winner Chad Carlson) is currently climbing the charts.

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Born and raised in Bowmanville, Ontario, Meghan Patrick has dedicated her entire life to music, always wanting it to be more than just a passion. “I was drawn to playing guitar so I could start writing music to go along with the words I was writing. I wanted to be self-sufficient as a creative artist.”

Prior to setting out as a solo artist, Meghan was the lead singer of the popular roots act The Stone Sparrows. A newgrass / bluegrass band, The Stone Sparrows released an EP and a full-length album before the members parted ways amicably in 2013 after playing their second Boots and Hearts Festival.

Meghan has quickly made a name for herself since signing to Warner Music Canada. She has recently signed a  publishing deal with Ole Nashville. Her debut album Grace & Grit was released earlier this year. She worked with  producers Justin Niebank (Vince Gill, LeAnn Rimes), Vince Gill, Chris Baseford (Nickelback, Avril Lavigne), and  Carly McKillip. To add even more star power to her debut, Meghan brought in a few more big names, including  multiple Grammy nominee Joe Nichols who duets with her on “Still Loving You,” and fellow Canadian Chad Kroeger,  who co-wrote and produced the smash debut single “Bow Chicka Wow Wow” along with several other cuts on  the album.

The songs Meghan writes are about real-life situations and are both personal and autobiographical. They are story  songs, but they are her stories which infuse the material with an authenticity and sincerity that is palpable.

“I have to feel connected to the music, especially when I am playing live. The emotions I write about are real and  audiences know when you are being true to yourself. Performing my own music and forming a bond with my  audience is what I do this for. And that’s the most enjoyable thing in the world."

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