For Immediate Release, April 28, 2017: (Vancouver, BC) Sakamoto Agency is proud to announce the exclusive representation for “The Legend of George Jones – featuring Duane Steele”. Award-winning singer/songwriter and #1 hit-maker Duane Steele and his band will take you on a multi-media journey of George Jones’ incredible life through stories and songs. In a career that lasted more than 50 years, “the Possum” evolved from a young honky-tonker into a cultural icon, as he recorded almost 150 albums and became the symbol of traditional country music. His music continues to inspire artists of all genres. Steele will sing the hits of Jones that spanned five decades from his duets with Tammy Wynette, to the No.1 country song of all time “He Stopped Loving Her Today”. You’ll also hear the stories of Jones’ life that echoed the country songs he sang – filled with success, failure, hard drinking and heartbreak. The Legend of George Jones is a must-see show for Jones fans and country fans alike; “Duane Steele and his band are amazing!” says Josh Gennings (Shell Theatre, Ft. Saskatchewan, AB).
Both Sakamoto Agency and Duane Steele are excited to share this memorable show with audiences across the country, “Duane channels the very essence of George Jones,” says Sakamoto’s Paul Biro. “This is not just a tribute but a celebration of the life and music of George Jones, performed by a remarkable star.” The high regard is mutual, “I’m so very honoured to be a part of this special tribute to George Jones’ life and music,” says Steele. “To have representation from the top notch agency Sakamoto Agency, and veteran agent Paul Biro and his staff, is like icing on the cake!”
ABOUT DUANE STEELE
Duane Steele is among Canada’s top country recording artists and songwriters with a professional career dating back to 1984. The multi-award winning artist has released five studio albums and one greatest hits album, and has charted multiple singles on the Canadian country singles charts, including the Number One hit “Anita Got Married”. Duane has toured the world headlining his own shows and opening for some of the hottest acts in country music including Shania Twain, Terri Clark, Trisha Yearwood and Sammy Kershaw. Duane’s pure vocals and authentic country sound make him the ideal artist to pay tribute to the legendary George Jones.
ABOUT SAKAMOTO AGENCY
Sakamoto Agency is a leader in artist representation and live event programming in Canada. With over 60 years of combined experience, Sakamoto Agency has the knowledge, relationships and know-how to strategically manage live appearances for artists in order to contribute to their overall career vision and enhance their brand. Sakamoto Agency also works with the same passion and diligence to provide value to our venue and event partners, most notably in programming the right artists in a fair and equitable manner that serves all parties involved. The Sakamoto Agency value proposition is to treat each artist or venue partner as family; with the utmost care and respect. Our success is the success of the artists and partners we are privileged to work with.
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