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Cover of the Rolling Stone

sheepdogs.jpgIt just doesn't get more exciting than this! Saskatoon's The Sheepdogs are in the second round for Rolling Stone Magazine's latest contest, and the top prize is the ever elusive (at least for indie bands) cover shot. This week on the X we celebrate The Sheepdogs with a broadcast of their performance at "On a Cold Road" from 2010. (Photo by Shannon Heather)

Sheepdogs lrg.jpgPhoto by Chris Haynes

The Sheepdogs

Dubbed "Saskatoon's Freedom Rockers" by CBC Radio 3 host Grant Lawrence, The Sheepdogs unabashedly take inspiration from the southern rock of the 1970s.  With their shaggy locks and scruffy beards these four guys create music that manages to be fresh and contemporary while remaining faithful to it's old style roots. And what better motto for a 70s inspired band than "Get It On!"?  They most certainly do.

With Ewan Currie's powerful lead vocals, tight harmonies from the rest of the band, and great ensemble playing, it's not surprising The Sheepdogs were voted Saskatoon's favorite local band by readers of Planet S, the city's weekly arts and entertainment magazine.  Their retro outfits - complete with leather vests and headbands - don't hurt either...

This latest coup for the guys is more than anyone could have imagined but they can only move forward to cover of the Rolling Stone with the peoples help.  Go to the contest website HERE and vote for them, share it with your friends on Facebook, spread the word that The Sheepdogs are North America's best indie band!

This concert was part of 'On a Cold Road', a showcase of some of Saskatoon's best and brightest bands.  This co-presentation between CBC Radio and SaskMusic took place at Louis Pub on the University of Saskatchewan campus.

Wanna hear this show all over again? Check out CBC Radio 2's Concerts on Demand.

 

If you'd like to see how the band reacted to the news they had made it to the second round, click here. Below is their home video for Rolling Stone.

 

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