All Blog Posts Tagged 'Rodeo' (9)

Unsung Heroes of Americana Music: The Return of The Sweethearts of the Rodeo

During the 60’s Southern California’s Manhattan Beach was not known for its country music. But, along with the surf culture that formed in earnest in the 50's, music was as constant a pre-occupation as baseball or football was to the youth of other towns. Early in the 60’s surf bands would compete in what was termed Battle of the Bands. Dick Dale and The Ventures ruled the day. In 1963 with the British Invasion that swept The Beatles ashore in America, most of the bleach blond…


Added by Terry Roland on January 7, 2013 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Attention Blue Rodeo Fans! eBay Charity Auction Features Bob Wiseman's Ace Tone Organ

From Nov. 24 to Dec. 3, many items of Canadian indie rock memorabilia will be up for bids on eBay, with all proceeds going to Kids Help Phone, the Canadian organization that aids youth in crisis.

The marquee item is the Ace Tone Top-5 organ donated by original Blue Rodeo keyboardist Bob Wiseman. It was used during his five-year stint with the band, and became a signature part of their sound on the hits "Try,"…


Added by Jason Schneider on November 23, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Lee's Listening Stack - More of the Best of the Rest

Rob Picott

Welding Burns


 Admittedly I’m playing a bit of catch-up here, because technically Welding Burns was released at the tail end of 2011. Still, this time next year, anyone reading this can feel free to remind me that I predicted it would emerge as one of the best roots/folk/Americana efforts of this year. Picott’s been plying his craft for quite awhile now, and sadly, too few people have taken notice. Which is all the more reason why this…


Added by Lee Zimmerman on January 16, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Five Days in July Keeps Following Me Around

There’s been a lot of celebration for Blue Rodeo’s seminal album, Five Days in July, this summer.  This was initiated by the Winnipeg Folk Festival, who asked the band to play the album in its entirety when they appeared at the festival in early July.  Inspired by the request and by frontman Greg Keelor’s recent ear trouble, Blue Rodeo decided to feature the largely acoustic album, or at least excerpts of it, at most of the shows they played over the summer.  Five Days is…


Added by Gillian Turnbull on August 28, 2011 at 3:12pm — 11 Comments

Freight Train Boogie #124 with Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Heather Myles, The Farewell Drifters

FTB podcast #124 features the new album by BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS called Kings & Queens.  Also new music from GARY NICHOLSONHEATHER MYLES and THE FAREWELL DRIFTERS.  The full playlist is posted below.  Check the artist's websites and order their CD's or downloads.  Please … Continue

Added by Bill Frater on July 1, 2011 at 11:25am — No Comments

Ian Tyson and Jim Cuddy at the If You Could Read My Mind Series

A note to CBC’s Laurie Brown: if you are given the opportunity to host a discussion about songwriting with two Canadian music icons, could you come up with better questions to ask?

The second instalment of the If You Could Read My Mind singer-songwriter series put on by the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame featured “Four Strong Winds” author Ian Tyson and Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy on October 21. Intended to attract an intergenerational audience and stir up the dreary and… Continue

Added by Gillian Turnbull on October 24, 2010 at 2:38pm — 4 Comments

Brooks & Dunn's Last Rodeo Ropes Merle Haggard for the Final Ride

Brooks & Dunn w Merle Haggard

Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

August 26, 2010

Brooks & Dunn came to represent the machined honky tonk of the post-Garth Brooks country explosion as much as any act that emerged in the ‘90s. But what that oversimplication missed as two men – both in their 30s when the record deal came – who had punched it out in icehouses, chicken-wire protected honky tonks and the occasional dance halls on their way to fame and… Continue

Added by Holly Gleason on August 27, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Me, Evangeline and Old Nº 7. The Origins of Rodeo

It is commonly accepted that the word Rodeo is a Spanish word. It´s true but is not a Spanish original, it came from Asturian language verb “arrodiar” which literally means to round and catch cows or bulls in open field with the “lazu”. Asturian “Vaqueiros” (cowboys literally translated) and Cantabrian “Pasiegos” were specialized on moving great cow herds from the plain prairies on winter to higher grazing on summer. This culture starts on the epipaleolithic period and subsist… Continue

Added by cozmicfolkfan on March 4, 2010 at 1:18am — No Comments

Sleeping Under Strange Skies With Cowboy Junkies – 11.18.09 – 11.21.09

The brakes of the train groaned under me as we slowed to a halt in a field just north of Rouses Point, NY and the border patrol agent took to checking the documents of the rumbled, weary travelers in the Amtrak car. All four of us. What brings you to Canada, he asked, looking at my passport. Going to see some concerts, I replied. A band from Toronto, Cowboy Junkies, I added. No response. Have a good time he finally offered, satisfied that I posed no threat to US-Canadian relations. With that, I… Continue

Added by Jason Lent on November 24, 2009 at 1:00am — 6 Comments

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