It was sweet dreams for Painting Daisies on Wednesday night as the Edmonton band won the CBC's Great Canadian Music Dream.
The band will receive a $5,000 Galaxy Rising Star Award from the CBC and a one-hour special to air this year on the network. The band has a country-blues look with the cowboy hats, daisies, banjos and slide guitar, but the sound is more hard rock. They describe themselves as a cross between Led Zeppelin and the Bangles.
The prize money will go towards their touring debt and a new CD, said band co-founder and lead singer Rachelle Van Zanten.