The Sheepdogs with Guest
February 12, 8:00 PM, Casino Regina Show Lounge
Some listeners may argue that the sounds soaring from their speakers while listening to the Saskatoon band are familiar relics of decades past, and they’d be right; however, it’s the manner in which The Sheepdogs borrow bits from classic, psychedelic, and boogie rock iconoclasts like Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Allman Brothers, and The Grateful Dead and mix them with modern rock sensibilities that really sets them apart.
Over the years, The Sheepdogs have trekked across Canada in their beaten-down van playing as many new cities as possible. They released their first independent album Trying To Grow in 2007. In 2012, they won three Juno Awards: Rock Album of the Year, Best New Group and Single of the Year (I Don't Know). Their highly successful follow-up, 2012’s The Sheepdogs, featuring the instantly-recognizable, Gold-certified singles “Feeling Good” and “The Way It Is.”
In 2015 The Sheepdogs released Future Nostalgia which builds upon The Sheepdogs’ foundation of feel-good vocal harmonizing and nasty guitar jamming. “Our musical journey has been about trying to find how we sound our best,” states Currie, and the album represents the pinnacle of their progress thus far. That’s made immediately clear from the opening riff of “Downtown,” an undeniable straight-up rocker that sparkles with the warmth of summer. Down at the other end of the street is “Bad Lieutenant,” which walks a dark and sexy strut courtesy of bassist Ryan Gullen and drummer Sam Corbett, who also tear up the furious “I Really Wanna Be Your Man.”
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