Down-Home, Straight-Up Canadiana
Jan 9, 2014
Get ready, Dawson Creek, because you are about to be treated to rootsy grooves that are at the heart of what it means to be Canadian. On January 14th, rock-roots band Blue Rodeo will be performing at the Encana Events Centre in support of their 13th studio album, “In Our Nature”. Fans can expect to find a more mature, laid-back Blue Rodeo when the show starts on Tuesday. However, don’t let that fool you...Blue Rodeo still has their groove on and are sure to make you feel right at home with their down-home music which is very Canadian and still very Blue Rodeo.
What you will find new is that they are a 7 piece band! Long-time collaborator Colin Cripps is now officially a member of Blue Rodeo. Colin has been touring with Blue Rodeo for the past year and a half as a solution to Greg Keelor’s hearing problems. Greg continues to play acoustic guitar, while Colin picks up the slack on the electric. Joining Colin and Greg will be original members Bazil Donovan (bass) and Jim Cuddy (vocals/guitar), as well as Bob Egan (guitar/pedal steel, mandolin), Mike Boguski (keyboards) and Glenn Milchem (drums).
“In Our Nature” was recorded at Greg’s farm studio near Port Hope, Ontario, and that definitely lends to the overall feel of the CD. According to Jim Cuddy, after a few days of recording, “it was obvious that being in his farmhouse and surrounded by the great outdoors was having a positive effect on the collective spirit.” The result is a CD that makes you yearn for lazy summer days, sipping drinks on the back porch.
With all that snow outside, yearning for lazy summer days is something that we’re sure all of the Peace Region can relate to. Whether you’re a Blue Rodeo fan from the days of being “Lost Together” or new to Blue Rodeo, one thing is for sure; you are in for a night of down-home, straight-up Canadiana.