Junos 365 session: Midnight Shine covers 'Bobcaygeon'
A new twist on the Tragically Hip song that won single of the year at the 2000 Juno Awards
As part of our coverage of the 2019 Juno Awards, we're inviting some of today's hottest Canadian acts to cover a past winner in the single of the year category.
For its Junos 365 session, Midnight Shine picked the Tragically Hip's "Bobcaygeon," the winning single of the year at the 2000 Juno Awards.
"I felt like it was the right choice for us," says Midnight Shine's Adrian Sutherland, who founded the northern Ontario band in 2011. "Especially with all the work that Gord Downie did with Secret Path and raising awareness for First Nation issues in Canada."
Sutherland points out that "Bobcaygeon" is actually more complex than it sounds. "There's lots going on in there, so I had my work cut out for me when I started learning the song. Zach [Tomatuk] came up with the idea to put in a harmonica. It turned out really nice and made it something a little bit more unique to our band without getting too far away from the original song."
This Junos 365 session was Midnight Shine's first performance with the band's new drummer, Charnelle Menow, from Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba.
Enjoy Midnight Shine's cover of "Bobcaygeon," above, and while you're here, sample some of our previous Junos 365 sessions:
Junos 365 session: Serena Ryder covers 'Eyes of a Stranger'
Whitehorse covers Feist's "How Come You Never Go There"
Jhyve covers Remy Shand's "Take a Message"
The Dead South covers the Beaches' "Money"
Virginia to Vegas covers Brett Kissel's "3-2-1"
Ria Mae covers Avril Lavigne's "Fall to Pieces"
The Good Lovelies cover k-os' "Crabbuckit"
Scott Helman covers the Tragically Hip's "Bobcaygeon"
Donovan Woods covers Alanis Morissette's "Ironic"
The Beaches cover Loverboy's "Turn me Loose"
Chloe Charles covers the Weeknd's "Can't Feel my Face"
Ralph covers Alannah Myles' "Black Velvet"
William Prince covers Michael Bublé's "Home"
Mappe Of covers Terry Jacks' "Seasons in the Sun"
James Barker Band covers Avril Lavigne's "Complicated"
Rose Cousins covers Corey Hart's "Never Surrender"
Wherever you are on March 17, you can watch the Juno Awards live from Budweiser Gardens in London, Ont., at cbcmusic.ca/junos.