As far as rock n roll goes, it's tough to get more Canadian than Blue
Rodeo. Twenty-five years of making music, and performing in parts of
Canada that no one else bothers to play.
The founding members -
Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor - met in high school. After university, they
formed a punk band called the Hi-Fi's, and in six months, they had a
single out. The guys figured they had it made, so in 1981, they moved
to New York with dreams of scoring a record deal.
But three years
later, no deal - so, they came home to Toronto and formed Blue Rodeo.
The band made a name for itself playing in Toronto's bars and clubs, and
finally got that elusive record deal. Their debut album 'Outskirts'
came out in '87 - and they've never looked back. Since then, Blue Rodeo
have released more than a dozen albums - that's both studio albums and
live ones. Plus, they've won 11 Juno awards, and sold more than four
They're playing the half time show at this
year's Grey Cup in Calgary and they've just released they're latest
record - a double album on vinyl called 'The Things We Left Behind.'