Wednesday October 18, 2017
'Gord taught me it's OK to dance': Arkells' Max Kerman recalls his time on tour with Gord Downie
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- Gord Downie (1964-2017)
- 'Gord taught me it's OK to dance': Arkells' Max Kerman recalls his time on tour with Gord Downie
- Stars' Torquil Campbell says Gord Downie was the 'gold standard of how to be an artist'
- Alan Doyle praises the Tragically Hip's unabashedly Canadian music
- How Gord Downie supported Justin Rutledge's Tragically Hip covers album
- 'He taught us all about dying': Laurie Brown on the legacy of Gord Downie
- The 'whimsical' poetry of Gord Downie
- Full Episode
Back in 2013, Arkells went on a Canadian tour with the Tragically Hip. Lead singer Max Kerman says he learned a lot from his time spent with the band and especially its frontman, Gord Downie.
"Gord taught me it's OK to dance," Kerman reveals. "Gord is an incredible, physical performer and I think, you see the guy up there being totally uninhibited, and I think that loosens everybody else up in the crowd. It made everyone feel OK to dance around, scream, fist pump and be their most eccentric self at a Tragically Hip show because the man leading the dance was Gord."