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Prepare for a night of honkytonk

By Josh Aldrich, Camrose Canadian

Donny Lee is in Camrose on Nov. 15

Supplied Donny Lee is in Camrose on Nov. 15

Donny Lee wants to bring the Nashville Honkytonk experience, here to Alberta.  


Lee will be putting on a two-hour country concert at the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre on Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. 

Lee has been playing in Nashville for four years, where he plays every day. This is his first full live show in Camrose. He came to Camrose in 2015 and played a few songs at Big Valley Jamboree and he has also travelled across Canada on a few tours. 

“One of the things I hear from the Canadians in Nashville is why don’t we have something like this back home. It’s just full of energy and they just have so much fun at these shows,” said Lee.  

Lee has one album called Who I Am which includes songs “Gypsy in my Blood,” “Country Way of Life,” and “That Would Be Me” which have all had radio play. Lee got his inspiration for music from artists like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Garth Brooks, Waylon Jennings, Brothers Osborne and Alabama and will also be playing some of their songs. Lee has recorded his new single and will soon be released to Canadian country radio. He will also be in contention for nominations for both the Male Country Artist of the Year and Fans Choice for the Alberta Country Music Association. 

Lee was born and raised in Ontario. Both of his parents were in bands by the time he was 10, so he grew up surrounded by country music, and grew to love it. When he was 19 he moved to Fort Saskatchewan where he began his music career. He still lives in Alberta when he is not away in Nashville preforming.  

Lee is now married and has two kids, a 12- and 13-year-old. He taught his eldest how to play the fiddle, and although the kids are not as interested in music as he is, they do enjoy watching their father preform. 

Although music is both Lee’s career and his passion, he does also enjoy travelling and spending time with his family. “We’re all a bunch of gypsies,” he said. 

He loves to spend time with his wife and kids, just having a good time.  

The show will consist of Lee (acoustic guitar, and lead singer) along with a six-piece band — drums, a fiddle, steel guitar, lead guitar and stand-up bass. Lee puts on a non-stop, high-energy, fun and lively show. He might even take a seat in the crowd to sing with his fans.  

“You’ll be having so much fun, you won’t even notice it’s been two hours” said Lee. 

Tickets are $39 for adults and $35 for students and seniors at the Lougheed Centre.

Go to DonnyLeeMusic.com or follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; @DonnyLeeMusic 


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