Blue Rodeo

Blue Rodeo is heading back to Sunderland!

The Sunderland Lions Club is pleased to announce that Blue Rodeo will be performing at the Sunderland Memorial Arena in Sunderland, Ontario on Friday June 5, 2015 doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Special guests, The Devin Cuddy Band will open the show.

Blue Rodeo

The definition of a rebel is someone who goes against the grain.  For close to thirty years now, Blue Rodeo has taken the road less travelled - and succeeded far beyond anyone’s expectations.  The band emerged in the early 80’s as a countrified rock band in the era of hair metal and glossy pop.  Despite sticking out like a sore thumb (or maybe because of it), their single “Try” became omni-present on radio across Canada and set in motion a three decade long career of headlining every club, theatre and arena in Canada.  In 1993, when grunge rock was squeezing commercial rock off the radio, they recorded their most acoustic album,Five Days In July, and scored their biggest hit selling over a half million copies of that one record alone.  And now, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame band has relased their 13th studio album In Our Nature, being hailed by critics as among the best of their career.

In the beginning critics scrambled to describe Blue Rodeo’s sound, comparing them to everyone from The Flying Burrito Brothers to the Eagles and The Beatles. Today, Blue Rodeo is compared to no one.  Ever-evolving, it is a testament to Blue Rodeo’s creativity that the band can endure a lifetime of challenges and continue to make music that all Canadians can call their own.

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Devin Cuddy Band

Devin Cuddy has always made music his way, and some might argue, the hard way. As the son of one of Canada’s most beloved singer/songwriters, Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy, country rock has been the soundtrack to Devin’s entire life—he was born the same week Blue Rodeo began recording its 1987 debut album, Outskirts. But from the moment Devin was drawn to playing music, he was determined to get as close as possible to the sources of all the sounds he loved, whether they were made by rock and roll’s founding fathers, the Grand Ole Opry’s honky tonk heroes, or Jelly Roll Morton and the kings of jazz.

Mastering those styles was only taking things halfway, though. The most important lesson Devin learned from his dad was that the way a musician truly develops their craft is in front of audiences. From his home base at the Cameron House, the Queen Street West club that has long been the epicenter of Toronto’s roots rock scene, Cuddy has done just that on almost a nightly basis. At the same time, he has helped cultivate a growing contingent of like-minded young musicians to slowly but consistently spread the word coast to coast.

As 2014 unfolds—with a new album due at some point—more and more people are sure to acknowledge Devin Cuddy’s unique talent, and agree that the future of Canadian music is in good hands.

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