Renegade is defined as a person who deserts a party or cause for another. While the new band Renegade Station is not deserting their unique brand of country, they are moving on in a new direction. With a sound forged during a successful career as “Domino”, Renegade Station moves forward with a new sound, an edge that can truly be synonymous with the term “renegade”. The band feels the name reflects on what you can expect to hear from them in the future. Their sound will see no borders, simply the hybrid of four individuals, all coming from various backgrounds able to blend together to create a unique group with a harmonious sound. Together the band had mastered their harmonies to near perfection, which one might say could be reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac, embellished with country flair, and now with an outlaw (another definition of “renegade) edge.
Obviously not wanting to rest on their laurels and looking forward to change, their career to date as Domino simply cannot be denied.
Domino recently garnered numerous ACMA (Association of Country Music in Alberta) nominations including top 5 placements in the categories: Group, Album, Song, and Fan’s Choice. At the 2015 ACMA Awards the group was named “Group of the Year” and the prestige title of “Fan’s Choice”.
They repeated as “Group of the Year” in 2016. Being selected on a CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) ballot for their song writing on the single “2:15” was a huge milestone for the group and endorsed their song writing ability on a national level.
Coming from various backgrounds, Renegade Station members include:
Kent Nixon on lead guitar and vocals – One will most likely find Kent at rodeos, having BBQ parties (mixes a mean martini) and spending time with family. He also has his sights on getting his pilot's license!
Luanne Carl on bass and vocals – When not song writing and performing you can find Luanne watching horror movies and crime shows on TV. She also loves being in the mountains, hiking and camping with family. Luanne also received a CCMA nomination for Bass Player of the Year.
Scott McKnight drummer and vocals – Scott likes playing hockey, cycling and golfing. He loves traveling with his wife Lylas, and hanging out with family. He likes experimenting with different sounds and instruments in his home studio!
Russ Carl on guitar, mandolin and vocals – Russ enjoys movies, and is a big movie buff. He is a huge fan of comic books, super hero movies, reading and tattoos as well as camping with the family. Russ also loves to travel.
With each new single release, Domino was receiving more recognition from both radio and fans. They were chosen as one of twelve finalists in Project WILD Country, a program designed to develop and launch the careers of some of Alberta’s up and coming country artists.
While some will look at the name change as simply that, the band looks to the re-branding as a step forward in direction, both in their recordings and live performances.
“It’s a blessing to have the opportunity to live our dreams and share our passion of music with you, our biggest supporters… our Fans!”