Stories for People – Blue Rodeo

Greg Keelor and Jim Cuddy have been referred to as the Lennon and McCartney of Canada. It would be more proper to refer to them as the Keelor and Cuddy of the universe.are When Blue Rodeo’s first album “Outskirts”¬†was released in 1987, no one including the band themselves could predict the impact they would have. […]

One for the Bass Players

It is one of my oldest friends, and enemies. I have four representations of the instrument in my home office. A beat-up Samick 4-string which I paid a hundred bucks for at a local shop in Halifax. A 6-string Ibanez which saw a great deal of work on stage and at many a drunken jam […]

Blue Rodeo, Cuddy and Keelor

When I started to take an interest in bass, among the first half-dozen bass players I could really hear well was the rich Fender tone of Blue Rodeo’s Bazil¬†Donovan. I thought his catchy line on “Diamond Mine” was rather cool even if repetitive. It is easily recognizable even today. A nicely simple yet profound piece […]