Duane Steele plays for another sold out crowd in Nampa

Duane Steele

Susan Thompson
Express Staff

Chart topping country artist Duane Steele was back at Farmers Restaurant in Nampa on June 28 for an intimate acoustic show featuring some old favourites as well as new songs.

Steele called the local restaurant a “cool little venue” on his Facebook page, and seemed completely at ease playing a solo acoustic show without a backing band, cracking jokes with the audience and weaving stories in with his songs.

Steele has played at the restaurant before and is a local favourite.

“It was a really great night! It was a sold out and very appreciative crowd,” says Sherry Crawford, entertainment coordinator for Farmers.

Steele is originally from Hines Creek and is a CCMA award winner and multiple Juno award nominated artist.

He began his professional career fronting the band Rock ‘N’ Horse, and has since had a long and successful solo career.

Steele has opened for Shania Twain, Terri Clark, Trisha Yearwood, Sammy Kershaw, and Prairie Oyster.

“Duane has one of the best voices in country music, and is currently promoting his new single “Drive On”, which people could call and request to their local station,” Crawford says.

Many country radio stations have already picked up the song, which can also be downloaded from iTunes.

Farmer’s Restaurant will be having more artists play in the next few months.

“Supporting live music is critical to ensuring artists are able to continue to create the music we love, and Nampa is incredibly lucky to have a venue that is able to bring in high calibre talent,” Crawford says. “There is no reason anymore for people to say ‘there’s nothing to do in this town’.”

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