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Best I've Ever Seen

Talking with artists about concerts and albums they'll never forget

Gary Stoller is an award-winning editor, author, and journalist. He's written for USA TODAY and loves Bob Dylan and Blue Rodeo.

Best I've Ever Seen

Talking with artists about concerts and albums they'll never forget

Gary Stoller is an award-winning editor, author, and journalist. He's written for USA TODAY and loves Bob Dylan and Blue Rodeo.

‘Sometimes the Good Guys Win’: Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy Meets Kris Kristofferson

"Try"...great song...excellent band...

Another enjoyable "Best" Gary...

Great piece Gary! I was lucky to have Jim write the foreword to my first book, published this past fall by Dundurn Press, about the history of Toronto's legendary Horseshoe Tavern; it's here where Blue Rodeo honed their sound in the mid 1980s, trying out "Try" on Shoe audiences from a stage where the likes of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Loretta Lynn, and Jerry Jeff Walker, had all played. After building up a buzz and following at The Horseshoe and other bars along Queen Street West, the band signed with Warner Music Canada. Learn more about Blue Rodeo and this roots-rock revival on Queen and much more about Toronto music history in my book. Here are a couple of links:

https://www.amazon.com/Legendary-Horseshoe-Tavern-Complete-History/dp/1459734947/

www.horseshoetavernbook.com 

Cheers,
David

that looks like a fine read David...thanks...noticed Cuddy's commentary as well as that of Colin Linden/Blackie/Rodeo Kings, and Moe Berg of TPOH (that was a great band that never really got their due in the states).  

Those of us that go to a lot of live shows all have a place like that...where there's a vibe or feelling better than anyplace else...magical thing when it happens..

 

 

Thank you, David. Did you see my Blue Rodeo piece last year?

http://nodepression.com/article/canadian-darlings-blue-rodeo-reflect-the...

Ah - Blue Rodeo.   I saw them at a sold out show at the Molson Ampitheatre in TO and a small bar in the States.   Unfortunately they never gained traction here either.