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2017 Year-End Roundup: 10 Memorable Live Moments

Around this time last year I compiled 10 tracks that were experienced live that stood out for me personally and gave a stronger appreciation to a particular song/artist.  Having seen many artists in a live setting again over the last… Continue Reading →

Blue Rodeo and Friends: Live at Budweiser Stage

Within the Blue Rodeo community, the annual summer concert in Toronto is an absolute must for those in and around the GTA.  Having not yet experienced this for ourselves, we happened to be in town this particular weekend, and thus… Continue Reading →

Canada 150: Historic Homecoming Concert at Niagara-on-the-Lake

With the buzz and anticipation for the Canadian 150 year celebration this past weekend, Team GDW were not likely to miss out on the festivities taking place around this milestone anniversary.  Indeed, it was several months ago, when the “Historic… Continue Reading →

Glenn Milchem: The GDW Interview

Team GDW recently reached out to Blue Rodeo drummer Glenn Milchem, and are both thrilled and grateful to have an exclusive interview with this renowned musician.  Fresh off the end of the “1000 Arms” tour, Glenn was kind enough to answer… Continue Reading →

Blue Rodeo Hold Nothing Back in Kitchener

Having performed numerous shows across Canada over the last two months, Blue Rodeo wound up their current tour with a ‘make-up’ date (previously postponed show) in Kitchener, ON, and Team GDW were there to share the experience.  With a sold-out… Continue Reading →

A Love Letter to Due South’s Musical Legacy

When the television show “Due South” began its five-year run in 1994, I found myself quickly captivated.  I was, after all, an easy ‘get’ for any show based in Canada, even then.  However, my late father also found the show… Continue Reading →

2016 Concerts: Looking Back at 10 Memorable Live Tracks

Given that Team GDW have enjoyed a decent volume of live concert material throughout 2016, I wanted to share some of the performances that stood out from the crowd and gave me a stronger appreciation for a particular artist/song based… Continue Reading →

Blue Rodeo Returns to the US: Ardmore Music Hall

We arrived at the Ardmore Music Hall (just outside of Philadelphia, PA) on a beautiful fall evening for the highly anticipated opening night for the Blue Rodeo 2016 US tour. Upon parking at the rear of the venue, we encountered… Continue Reading →

One Day and Counting to Blue Rodeo in Pennsylvania!

It is probably impossible for us to hide the fact that we are, and remain, devoted fans to the music of Blue Rodeo.  That wonderful “alt-country/folk/rock/blues/you name it” band fronted by Greg Keelor and Jim Cuddy provide one of the… Continue Reading →

GDW on Today’s Blue Rodeo Announcement

So, today was Blue Rodeo’s first-ever Facebook live stream – which, sadly, Greg missed.  However, the guys shared the exciting news of 1) a release date for their new album, “1000 Arms” (28 October) and 2) the sale date for… Continue Reading →

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