One of America’s most prolific songwriters and dynamic performers, Dwight Yoakam, brings his distinctive perspective on love, loss and surviving both to Canadian audiences at Budweiser Gardens in London on June 7 for one of only two Canadian dates this year.
Born in Kentucky and raised in Ohio, Yoakam moved to Nashville to try his hand at a music career. Not fitting in with the “Urban Cowboy” phase that was sweeping music row at the time, Yoakam moved west to California to further construct his interpretation of country music. That move proved fortuitous as he pioneered the “hillbilly” music that brought a new rock and punk rock audience to the country music genre. His self-financed EP, Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc,. was a breakout hit in 1986, and the rest, as they say, is history.
He’s a multiple Grammy, Country Music Association, and Academy of Country Music award winner, with nine platinum/multi-platinum selling albums, 12 gold albums and winner of 2013’s Artist of the Year from the Americana Music Association. His latest album, Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars, was released in the fall of 2016.
Along with his critically acclaimed music, Yoakam is a formidable film and television actor whose films include Sling Blade and The Newton Boys. In 2016, he performed in a recurring role in David E. Kelly’s Amazon series, Goliath starring alongside Billy Bob Thornton.
Whether collaborating in music (Buck Owens, Beck, Jack White), or in film (Jodie Foster, Daniel Craig, Matthew McConaughey), Dwight Yoakam stands toe-to-toe with some of the world’s top entertainers, seamlessly delivering the goods. All with his signature swagger.
Yoakam hits the Start.ca Performance Stage at Budweiser Gardens on June 7 with an unannounced special guest. Tickets start at $48 and go on sale Friday, April 26 at 10am at the Box Office or online at www.budweisergardens.com.