Cold Lake Performers

 

Our 2017 Line-Up Includes:


 

 

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TJ RUCKUS BAND

Friday, August 11th @5:45pm

 

TJ RUCKUS BAND, fronted by Brad Lynch has earned an incredible reputation as one of northern Alberta's Premier Country-Rock bands.

With a dedication to providing an energetic & well rehearsed show, this professional act has grown to be one of the most popular bands to come out of the Peace area.

Over the years, they been a regular showcase at numerous casinos, rodeos, bars, and private functions throughout Alberta & the NWT's.

For more on TJ RUCKUS visit their website: http://www.tjruckusband.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TJRuckusBand
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TJRUCKUSBAND
BandsInTown: http://www.bandsintown.com/TjRuckusBand

For Booking Info:
bookings@TJRuckusBand.com

 

 

 

 

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SASS JORDAN

Friday, August 11th @6:45pm

The roots that grew Canada’s Queen of Rock, Sass Jordan, started in Europe and edged across the pond to the veins of metal pulsing in the musical metallurgy of Montreal in the 70’s. Montreal’s burgeoning ’70’s scene included a ‘no holds barred’ approach to glam, punk, blues, prog, metal, country, jazz, folk, with the added attraction of a homegrown sound created by the Quebecois artists of the decade, unique to the landscape and pertinent to the denizens of the period.

There was no better musical place to be in the ’70’s- and this was the backdrop that nurtured one of the pioneers of female fronted rock – Sass Jordan. In the years since these auspicious beginnings, Sass has found herself working with and in the company of many of the people that inspired her to do what she does, amongst them the incomparable Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Steve Miller Band, Van Halen, The Foo Fighters, Cheap Trick, Santana, Joe Cocker, Styx, Rodger Hodgson, April Wine, Jeff Healy, and countless others. She has won various awards, including Juno and Billboard, and has sold over a million records world wide.

Sass was a feature actor in the episodic tv show “Sisters”, and from 2003 to 2008 starred as one of the four judges on the hugely popular television series, Canadian Idol. Her songs and performances have been featured on numerous television shows, including the iconic 90’s ‘Baywatch’ and ‘Knight Rider’,  The Dennis Miller Show, and SyFy’s ‘Defiance’. She is currently working on new music while continuing to perform live concerts, and she is developing a webisode/podcast series entitled ‘Roadogs and the 10 Commandments of Rock” in support of her friend, Tom Petersson’s foundation, RockYourSpeech.com There are very few female singers out there that are used as an example to describe a sound/style, but Sass is one of them.  

 

FINGER ELEVEN

Friday, August 11th @8:15pm

Finger Eleven has been creating award-winning music for 19 years, making them one of Canada’s most recognized and celebrated rock bands. Composed of four extremely talented musicians, Finger Eleven’s discography includes five albums; Tip (1998), The Greyest of Blue Skies (2000), Finger Eleven (2003), Them Vs. You Vs. Me (2007) and Life Turns Electric (2010). They have held top spots on radio charts across North America and continue to create award-winning music, proving that their staying power is not to be questioned.

 

 

 

 

 

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CLASSIFIED

Friday, August 11th @ 10:15pm


 Juno Award-winner and hit-maker, Classified, also known as Luke Boyd, has long been making waves at home and abroad with his trademark style and sound. With each release, the rapper-producer elevates his game; sharpening word play, experimenting with new sounds, and perfecting his flow.

Now, Classified bring all to bear for his 15th studio album “Greatful”, available January 15, 2016 via Half Life Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Riding off the Gold-certified success of his career defining 2013 self-titled album, “Greatful” sees a revitalized Classified going back to hip-hop’s roots with the street track “Filthy”, featuring hip-hop pioneer DJ Premier.

The track and video harken back to early ‘90s cypher hip-hop in Brooklyn with sharp, witty wordplay over a simplified, catchy beat. “Filthy” is one of the hungriest tracks of Classified’s career, with the rapper settling into his niche of conscious lyrics followed with a sing-along chorus.  From classic vibes to modern day anthems, the lead single “No Pressure” is a guaranteed smash in the vein of 2013’s five time platinum-selling single “Inner Ninja”.

Teaming up with rap icon Snoop Dogg, Classified has created a feel-good anthem that details a wild night out and the consequences that come with it. Snoop brings his expected charisma and mellow flow to the table, working in sync with the Canadian MC’s own.  The secret to Classified’s success has always been his inherent ability to break down the barrier between the performer and the man. A dedicated family man, Classified’s charisma and approachability extends to both his on-stage and off-stage personas that engage even the most discerning hip-hop fans and critics alike. The album “Greatful”, is the east coast MC’s homage to his most dedicated fans who have supported him for over a decade.

CLASSIFIED FAST FACTS: 2x Juno winner 7x Juno nominee 5x MMVA winner 17x MMVA nominee Host of 2014 Juno Awards 2 top 10 Radio singles 18 million Youtube/Vevo Views 2013 release debuted #1 and has sold over 40,000 albums & 500,000 singles 2013 Canadian tour included 40 sold-out tour dates and over 70,000 fans in attendance    

For media inquiries contact:   Universal Music Canada

National Media and Artist Relations Stephanie.Mudgett@umusic.com  

Or your local Universal Music Canada Representative

 

 

 

 

 

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THE JOHNNY MCCAUIG BAND

Saturday, August 12th, @4:00pm

The Johnny McCuaig Band is a Canadian band. Now, you’re probably wondering, “What the hell does that mean?” Well, for starters, they don’t say ‘about’ as ‘aboot’ and they definitely don’t sound like Nickelback, Justin Bieber, Arcade Fire or Drake. Instead, they draw on Canada’s rich, cultural mosaic to create an original mix of musical genres that stands out in the crowd. We’re talking a super fun blend of hard rock, pop, new wave, folk, and blues combined with their not-so-secret weapon: bagpipes!

Johnny McCuaig and his musical cohorts exemplify the honest, hard working, and proud (yet humble) spirit of Canada. According to Johnny, “I look back at what Canadians have accomplished over the past 100 years and I keep seeing that we are known for our politeness, our hard working groups of immigrants that really had nothing and were able to accomplish everything. There is a real sense of pride when you are able to show something from all of your hard work.” Offstage, The Johnny McCuaig Band is your neighbour who shovels the driveway and mows the lawn while you’re away on vacation, the guy that pulls over to give you a boost when your car won’t start on a cold winter night, and that bartender at your local pub who knows what your favourite beer is. And when they’re onstage, they work their butts off to consistently thrill fans with their one-of-a-kind live show that bursts with energy and positive vibes. If you don’t leave a TJMB show without a perma-grin then there’s just no hope for you.

After spending a few years recording and performing under the moniker ‘McCuaig’, Johnny decided to take a hiatus from the music scene in order to devote more time to his family. Eventually, the itch to dust off the bagpipes and get back onstage to do what he does best was too much too ignore, so in 2013 he started rounding up some old friends and began playing shows across Canada as The Johnny McCuaig Band. With a renewed drive and determination, TJMB released their stunning 2015 album Hold Fast, produced by Juno Award winner Jason Plumb (The Waltons) at Studio One Recording in their home base of Regina, Saskatchewan. Johnny is still ecstatic about the recording sessions. He says, “What an eye opener. To work with a guy of that caliber was truly amazing from start to finish. I learned a lot about putting songs together and flowing lyrical content. Getting to know him as a musician and a person was very cool. Definitely a learning experience!”

For TJMB, the album is just a taste of what they have to offer. To truly get the full Johnny McCuaig Band experience, you HAVE to see them live onstage. Live, their brand of melodic ear candy becomes a feast for the senses. Bagpipes, a kilt, crunching guitars, a hip-shaking rhythm section, and boundless energy makes for one hell of a show. With high profile gigs at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas and the 2013 Grey Cup Festival under their belt, TJMB is set on expanding the McCuaig Brigade around the world. It’s not Celtic. It’s not Pop. It’s not Alternative. It’s everything. It’s TJMB. The McCuaig Brigade is a party and you’re invited!

 

 

https://youtu.be/9lW5sb0eQ0A

 

DERINA HARVEY BAND

Saturday, August 12th @5:00pm

 About Fearless front-woman Derina Harvey leads this Alberta-based five-piece Celtic-rock act, who offer an authentic east-coast experience with a fresh take on traditional tunes as well as their own original jigs and reels. Their rocky, rhythmic undertow is layered with guitars, fiddle, and topped by Derina’s powerful voice. These transplanted east-coasters have earned a reputation with their high-energy live show, leaving many an audience out-of-breath and hollering from their seats!  

2016 has seen the group gain further success and industry recognition by adding an album to their discography, and continuing to deliver engaging live performances. The band has been steadily building a following by playing live (over 150 shows in the last three years). Though based in Alberta, the band continues to add to their tour schedule to include all of Western Canada and was recently selected to participate in showcases in Saskatchewan (OSAC Showcase 2016) and Manitoba (Manitoba Arts Network Showcase 2016). The band has even toured in Newfoundland each summer for the last three years, where they have been featured at George Street Festival (St. John's, NL) opening for the Newfoundland act Shanneyganock. In 2015, they shared the stage with other east-coast favourites including Jimmy Rankin, The Irish Descendants, Pogey, and even some rock acts such as The Trews, Kim Mitchell, and Trooper. The band has two full length recordings to their credit. Their self-titled debut album (2013) has garnered radio airplay across Canada, and their second album Rove and Go (2016) has become even more widespread, being added at over 30 stations across Canada and tracking at #65 on CKUA's top-played albums for 2016. The band was also nominated for an Edmonton Music Award in 2016 in the “Artist to Watch” category. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ST. JAMES' GATE

Saturday, August 12th @6:00pm

About the band

St. James' Gate is a Central Alberta based band that formed in 2001 and has been bringing Celtic music to the people of Western Canada ever since.  Their music can be described as Celtic-Rock and contains everything from Scottish/Irish songs to more modern Celtic rock/punk sounds. St. James' Gate is comprised of 6 band members from varying backgrounds, all bringing unique instrumentation and style to create a distinctive brand of music.  The bagpipes, button accordion, and tin whistle add Celtic flavor to a full complement of guitars, drums, bass, and other unique stringed instruments.   St. James' Gate has released 4 CD's over the last 15 years and is in the process of putting pen to paper once again to write some original tunes for a 5th CD.  Their music can all be purchased at their shows or online at Itunes.

Dwayne Marsden - Guitar, Bouzouki, Lead Vocals

Glenn MacLeod - Guitar, Mandolin, Lead Vocals

Bill O'Neil - Accordion, Tin Whistle, Bagpipes, Backing Vocals

Dave Best - Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals

Justin Stewart - Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals

Brian Buckle - Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals   

 

 

 

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CASI JOY

Saturday, August 12th @7:15pm

SEASON 12 VOICE CONTESTANT

 About Casi Joy

Casi Joy is a powerhouse country singer/songwriter from Kansas City, Missouri. Casi (pronounced "KAS-ee”) has been performing since the age of 5 and has had a wide range of success in several genres. At the young age of 10, she began singing in the Midwest Opry Circuit and was picked up by Radio Disney three years later. She sang in the Disney girl group The Commotions until she began at the School of Rock as a 15-year-old. Casi stayed in rock music for several years, and recorded an album with world renouned producer Michael Wagener (Metallica, Ozzy Osborne, Skid Row, etc.). However, after moving to Music City on New Year’s Day 2015, she’s come belting back into the country scene, cracking open the heavy door that stands between aspiring artists and industry recognition. This vibrant songbird has opened for Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Craig Morgan, Chris Cagle, Montgomery Gentry, Jerrod Niemann, LOCASH, Josh Thompson, Dustin Lynch, Chaka Khan, Arcade Fire, The Baha Men and more. She also regularly sings the National Anthem for the KC Royals, (ALCS Game 6 W/ Clay Walker), KC Chiefs, KU and Sporting KC.

The fiery redhead composes her own songs, incorporates her dance background into her stage performances and plays the guitar and piano. Casi has also become a viral internet sensation with her cover of "Jackson" by Johnny Cash and June Carter. The video garnered over 10 million views in just a week's time, and the numbers have yet to plateau. After the success of "Jackson" Casi released another Johnny and June cover, which is currently at 4.1 million views.  Not only does the vocalist use music and writing for her own personal therapy and enjoyment, she is very avid about using music to help children and animals. Casi has performed at several charity functions including Craig Morgan's foundation for foster children, Autism Speaks, Pediatric Cancer Research, Northland Animal Welfare, American Cancer Society, Suicide Prevention and more. Casi has always had a love for children and education and has a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. She worked as a music teacher for the School of Rock for 7 years, teaching voice, piano and guitar. She has continued to use her music for admirable, positive and respectable causes, teaching free music lessons to a special needs class in her hometown of Smithville, MO. 

She also recently released an original song about her late dog Ashbi, in which ALL proceeds are going to KC Pet Project. Casi continues to stay involved in charity organizations in the field of education such as Craig Morgan's charity foundation for foster children, Golden Globe Charities for pediatric cancer and Autism Speaks. Casi recently made more noise in Nashville with the excitement and release of her debut EP “Love on Repeat.” Her EP is a direct reflection of her beautiful smile and her beautiful soul. The singer/songwriter recorded her EP in Nashville at Sound Stage Studios (Ronnie’s Place) with Grammy nominated engineer/producer Jim Lightman ("I Hope You Dance" by Leann Womack, India Arie, NKOTB and more). Her prestigious studio band included Matchbox 20’s Kyle Cook on guitar, Rich Redmond on drums (Jason Aldean), Pat Buchanan on guitar (Kenny Chesney), Lee Hendricks on bass (Eric Church) and more. Look for Casi Joy’s self-written EP on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, Pandora, and more.

 

 

THE WASHBOARD UNION

Saturday,  August 12th @8:30pm

In the few years they have been together, The Washboard Union have defied classification and become one of the most exciting and talked about new bands on the Canadian Country music scene. They are a sextet out of Vancouver led by principle members Aaron Grain, Chris Duncombe, and David Roberts. The three share a very similar unconscious soundtrack and unbridled love for the art of songwriting and storytelling. The three have been friends seemingly forever and the music they make has set them apart as one of the most unique talents in country music today. The band recorded their latest EP ‘In My Bones’ in the legendary RCA Studio A in Nashville, Tennessee.

Originally built in 1964 as the home for Chet Atkins, RCA has been home to some of the most prolific recording artists in Nashville’s rich history including Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett, The Beach Boys, and more. “Standing in the great room you can literally hear a chorus in every wall. It remains as one of the most legendary music rooms in the world. I can tell you this - you don’t sing in Studio A, Studio A sings to you” - says David Roberts.

Highlights: ·   

   .  Signed with Warner Music Canada, Slaight Music, and Sakamoto Agency in early 2015

  ·   Received 2 Canadian Country Music Association Awards in 2016 – Rising Star and Roots Artist of the Year

  ·   Nominated for 8 BC Country Music Association Awards for 2016, including Songwriter, Video, Fans Choice, and Group/Duo of the Year

  ·  Sophomore album ‘In My Bones’ released in July 2015 to critcal acclaim

  ·   First single ‘Some Day’ reached #32 on Canada Country charts

  ·   Second single, ‘Maybe It’s the Moonshine’ peaked at #10 at Canadian Country radio

·     Received 2015 BC Country Music Association Award for ‘Roots Artist of the Year’  

·    2016 Festival season included Canadian Music Night at the American Tours Festival in Tours, France as well as domestic festivals like CMT Music Fest (Kitchener ON), Cavendish Beach Music Festival (Cavendish, PEI), Country at the Creek (Big River SK), and Porkapalooza BBQ Festival (Edmonton AB).  

Web: www.thewashboardunion.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewashboardunion Twitter: @washboardunion  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE SHEEPDOGS

Saturday, August 12th @10:15pm

 

Trends come and go, styles fall in and out of fashion, but The Sheepdogs remain steadfast in their commitment to rock n’ roll excellence. Since their inception, the band has always sought to play the kind of music they themselves love: “Pure, simple, good-time music,” as singer/guitarist Ewan Currie puts it. It’s no surprise, then, that the band’s fifth LP, Future Nostalgia, is firmly rooted in the rock tradition that listeners have come to expect from the boys.

The idea was simple: find a nice, quiet, secluded place and make a record packed with all the hot guitar licks and sing-along choruses they could muster. So the band holed up in a rented house in the remote, idyllic setting of Stony Lake, Ontario, and set about creating a studio where they could work all hours of the day. “We wanted to cut out all the noise and get back to a place where we could just fully immerse ourselves in music,” says Currie, who took on production duties for the album. “We worked hard, but we also made sure to keep it loose and have ourselves a good time.”

Future Nostalgia is the middle ground between the JUNO-winning, platinum-certified Learn & Burn, which spawned the rock radio staple “I Don’t Know,” and its equally successful follow-up, 2012’s The Sheepdogs, featuring the instantly-recognizable, Gold-certified singles “Feeling Good” and “The Way It Is.”

The former was recorded by Currie and the band in their hometown of Saskatoon before they were propelled to fame as the first unsigned band to grace the cover of Rolling Stone, pressure free and at their own pace. Its follow-up, however, recorded in Nashville with producer and Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, was a much more formal and rigid studio experience. This time, the band aimed to combine the successes and lessons learned from these opposite ends of the recording spectrum.

Future Nostalgia builds upon The Sheepdogs’ foundation of feel-good vocal harmonizing and nasty guitar jamming. “Our musical journey has been about trying to find how we sound our best,” states Currie, and the album represents the pinnacle of their progress thus far. That’s made immediately clear from the opening riff of “Downtown,” an undeniable straight-up rocker that sparkles with the warmth of summer. Down at the other end of the street is “Bad Lieutenant,” which walks a dark and sexy strut courtesy of bassist Ryan Gullen and drummer Sam Corbett, who also tear up the furious “I Really Wanna Be Your Man.”

Newcomers Rusty Matyas and Ewan’s brother Shamus Currie, on guitar and keys respectively, bring a new spirit to the wistful back porch vibes of “Same Old Feeling” or the brooding melancholy of “Jim Gordon.” Elsewhere, the ominous groove of “Help Us All” calls to mind the bleak violence of Blood Meridian as sung by Sly & the Family Stone, punctuated by a devastating trombone solo from Shamus.

Now, The Sheepdogs are eager to embark on the next leg of their journey, which will involve many miles logged and stages played. “I’m excited for people to hear the album, because it’s a labour of love,” Currie says proudly. “Now, it’s just about getting it out there and getting people into it.”

From their cramped Saskatchewan jam space to gold and platinum records and shows with rock icons, The Sheepdogs haven’t strayed from their goal of sharing pure, passionate rock n’ roll with anyone who’ll listen – and Future Nostalgia is packed with it.

Trends come and go, styles fall in and out of fashion, but The Sheepdogs remain steadfast in their commitment to rock n’ roll excellence. Since their inception, the band has always sought to play the kind of music they themselves love: “Pure, simple, good-time music,” as singer/guitarist Ewan Currie puts it. It’s no surprise, then, that the band’s fifth LP, Future Nostalgia, is firmly rooted in the rock tradition that listeners have come to expect from the boys.

The idea was simple: find a nice, quiet, secluded place and make a record packed with all the hot guitar licks and sing-along choruses they could muster. So the band holed up in a rented house in the remote, idyllic setting of Stony Lake, Ontario, and set about creating a studio where they could work all hours of the day. “We wanted to cut out all the noise and get back to a place where we could just fully immerse ourselves in music,” says Currie, who took on production duties for the album. “We worked hard, but we also made sure to keep it loose and have ourselves a good time.”

Future Nostalgia is the middle ground between the JUNO-winning, platinum-certified Learn & Burn, which spawned the rock radio staple “I Don’t Know,” and its equally successful follow-up, 2012’s The Sheepdogs, featuring the instantly-recognizable, Gold-certified singles “Feeling Good” and “The Way It Is.”

The former was recorded by Currie and the band in their hometown of Saskatoon before they were propelled to fame as the first unsigned band to grace the cover of Rolling Stone, pressure free and at their own pace. Its follow-up, however, recorded in Nashville with producer and Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, was a much more formal and rigid studio experience. This time, the band aimed to combine the successes and lessons learned from these opposite ends of the recording spectrum.

Future Nostalgia builds upon The Sheepdogs’ foundation of feel-good vocal harmonizing and nasty guitar jamming. “Our musical journey has been about trying to find how we sound our best,” states Currie, and the album represents the pinnacle of their progress thus far. That’s made immediately clear from the opening riff of “Downtown,” an undeniable straight-up rocker that sparkles with the warmth of summer. Down at the other end of the street is “Bad Lieutenant,” which walks a dark and sexy strut courtesy of bassist Ryan Gullen and drummer Sam Corbett, who also tear up the furious “I Really Wanna Be Your Man.”

Newcomers Rusty Matyas and Ewan’s brother Shamus Currie, on guitar and keys respectively, bring a new spirit to the wistful back porch vibes of “Same Old Feeling” or the brooding melancholy of “Jim Gordon.” Elsewhere, the ominous groove of “Help Us All” calls to mind the bleak violence of Blood Meridian as sung by Sly & the Family Stone, punctuated by a devastating trombone solo from Shamus.

Now, The Sheepdogs are eager to embark on the next leg of their journey, which will involve many miles logged and stages played. “I’m excited for people to hear the album, because it’s a labour of love,” Currie says proudly. “Now, it’s just about getting it out there and getting people into it.”

From their cramped Saskatchewan jam space to gold and platinum records and shows with rock icons, The Sheepdogs haven’t strayed from their goal of sharing pure, passionate rock n’ roll with anyone who’ll listen – and Future Nostalgia is packed with it.

- See more at: http://www.paquinartistsagency.com/roster/artist/the-sheepdogs#sthash.dj1Yg8YF.dpuf

Trends come and go, styles fall in and out of fashion, but The Sheepdogs remain steadfast in their commitment to rock n’ roll excellence. Since their inception, the band has always sought to play the kind of music they themselves love: “Pure, simple, good-time music,” as singer/guitarist Ewan Currie puts it. It’s no surprise, then, that the band’s fifth LP, Future Nostalgia, is firmly rooted in the rock tradition that listeners have come to expect from the boys.

The idea was simple: find a nice, quiet, secluded place and make a record packed with all the hot guitar licks and sing-along choruses they could muster. So the band holed up in a rented house in the remote, idyllic setting of Stony Lake, Ontario, and set about creating a studio where they could work all hours of the day. “We wanted to cut out all the noise and get back to a place where we could just fully immerse ourselves in music,” says Currie, who took on production duties for the album. “We worked hard, but we also made sure to keep it loose and have ourselves a good time.”

Future Nostalgia is the middle ground between the JUNO-winning, platinum-certified Learn & Burn, which spawned the rock radio staple “I Don’t Know,” and its equally successful follow-up, 2012’s The Sheepdogs, featuring the instantly-recognizable, Gold-certified singles “Feeling Good” and “The Way It Is.”

The former was recorded by Currie and the band in their hometown of Saskatoon before they were propelled to fame as the first unsigned band to grace the cover of Rolling Stone, pressure free and at their own pace. Its follow-up, however, recorded in Nashville with producer and Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney, was a much more formal and rigid studio experience. This time, the band aimed to combine the successes and lessons learned from these opposite ends of the recording spectrum.

Future Nostalgia builds upon The Sheepdogs’ foundation of feel-good vocal harmonizing and nasty guitar jamming. “Our musical journey has been about trying to find how we sound our best,” states Currie, and the album represents the pinnacle of their progress thus far. That’s made immediately clear from the opening riff of “Downtown,” an undeniable straight-up rocker that sparkles with the warmth of summer. Down at the other end of the street is “Bad Lieutenant,” which walks a dark and sexy strut courtesy of bassist Ryan Gullen and drummer Sam Corbett, who also tear up the furious “I Really Wanna Be Your Man.”

Newcomers Rusty Matyas and Ewan’s brother Shamus Currie, on guitar and keys respectively, bring a new spirit to the wistful back porch vibes of “Same Old Feeling” or the brooding melancholy of “Jim Gordon.” Elsewhere, the ominous groove of “Help Us All” calls to mind the bleak violence of Blood Meridian as sung by Sly & the Family Stone, punctuated by a devastating trombone solo from Shamus.

Now, The Sheepdogs are eager to embark on the next leg of their journey, which will involve many miles logged and stages played. “I’m excited for people to hear the album, because it’s a labour of love,” Currie says proudly. “Now, it’s just about getting it out there and getting people into it.”

From their cramped Saskatchewan jam space to gold and platinum records and shows with rock icons, The Sheepdogs haven’t strayed from their goal of sharing pure, passionate rock n’ roll with anyone who’ll listen – and Future Nostalgia is packed with it.

- See more at: http://www.paquinartistsagency.com/roster/artist/the-sheepdogs#sthash.dj1Yg8YF.dpuf

 

Trends come and go, styles fall in and out of fashion, but The Sheepdogs remain steadfast in their commitment to rock n’ roll excellence. Since their inception, the band has always sought to play the kind of music they themselves love: “Pure, simple, good-time music,” as singer/guitarist Ewan Currie puts it. It’s no surprise, then, that the band’s fifth LP, Future Nostalgia, is firmly rooted in the rock tradition that listeners have come to expect from the boys.

The idea was simple: find a nice, quiet, secluded place and make a record packed with all the hot guitar licks and sing-along choruses they could muster. So the band holed up in a rented house in the remote, idyllic setting of Stony Lake, Ontario, and set about creating a studio where they could work all hours of the day. “We wanted to cut out all the noise and get back to a place where we could just fully immerse ourselves in music,” says Currie, who took on production duties for the album. “We worked hard, but we also made sure to keep it loose and have ourselves a good time.”

- See more at: http://www.paquinartistsagency.com/roster/artist/the-sheepdogs#sthash.dj1Yg8YF.dpuf

 

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