No Depression - p.119
"Rugged, multi-dimensional, and full of vivid scenery, the Sadies' music is state-of-the-art Canadiana, and their countrymen ought to be proud."
The Sadies: Mike Belitsky (vocals, guitar); Dallas Good (guitar); Sean Dean (bass instrument); Travis Good.
Personnel: Travis Good (vocals, guitar, fiddle); Greg Keelor (vocals, guitar, drums); Gary Louris , Jim Cuddy, Jon Langford , Neko Case, Rick White (vocals, guitar); Bruce Good (vocals, autoharp); Dallas Good, Kelly Hogan, Andre Ethier, Margaret Good (vocals); Matt Verta-Ray (guitar, background vocals); Brian Good (acoustic guitar, background vocals); Bazil Donovan (acoustic guitar); Larry Good (banjo); Paul Rigby (mandolin); Garth Hudson (accordion, keyboards); Bob Packwood (keyboards); Mike Bulington (drums, shaker); Gavin Brown, Mike Belitsky (drums).
Additional personnel: Paul Brainard (pedal steel guitar, trumpet); Joel Burns (cello); Paul Aucoin (vibraphone); Greg Keelor (background vocals); Garth Hudson, Jon Langford , Jon Spencer , Kelly Hogan, Neko Case, Margaret Good, Bruce Good, Bob Egan.
Audio Mixers: Dallas Good; Don Pyle; Ken Friesen.
Recording information: Lee's Palace, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (02/03/2006-02/04/2006).
Photographers: Dallas Good; Amanda Schenk.
There has always been plenty of evidence that the Sadies are tremendous songwriters and a talented backup band, but many fans have had to take on faith their reputation as a great live band. Well, no longer. The two-disc IN CONCERT, VOL. I includes 41 tracks recorded over two nights in the band's hometown of Toronto, and it's about as much fun as a concert album can be. The first disc features Sadies originals, with their own particular mix of country, roots-rock, and surf guitar. On the second disc, many of the performers the band has worked with in the past join them onstage, including Neko Case, Jon Spencer, the Band's Garth Hudson, and members of the Jayhawks and the Mekons. It's a party.