Blue Rodeo

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Tags: canadian alt-country seen live rock country folk Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This country rock band from Toronto, Canada, have often found themselves fielding comparisons with the Band, although in truth their sound owes as much to Buffalo Springfield and the Beatles. They deserve wider recognition outside Canada where they remain one of the country’s most popular acts. The band was formed by two distinctive singer-songwriters and guitarists, Jim Cuddy (2 December 1955, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) and Greg Keelor, who had been playing together since 1977 under various names, including the HiFis and Fly To France. The other founding members comprised Bazil Donovan (bass), Cleave Anderson (drums), and Bob Wiseman (keyboards). After a strong debut with 1987’s Outskirts, which dealt almost exclusively in broken hearts, loss and yearning, Diamond Mine encompassed a wider lyrical scope with targets that included Colonel Oliver North and others who used ‘God And Country’ to justify their self-interest (in the song of the same...

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