Monday, 16 January 2012

Jim Cuddy in Concert

One the list of great things about living where I live: The Banff Centre. A mere 20 min down the road, the place attracts world class talent into its small venues. During the summer, we saw Blue Rodeo in concert in their outdoor amphitheater. Jim Cuddy, one of the frontmen for Blue Rodeo, brought his solo tour through town this weekend. He played the Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary last night. Capacity: 2,700. He played the Centre's Eric Harvie Theatre last night. Capacity: 960. We were in the 4th row. The place wasn't full.

Mr. Cuddy & the band 
Colin Cripps: Lead guitar & background vocals
Anne Lindsay, fiddle & background vocals
Jim & Colin 
The whole crew
The concert was great, and Jim played a full 2 hrs including encores. The last encore song could have been best of all. Playing the song Wash Me Down from his new album Skyscraper Soul, Jim, Colin, Anne & supporting act Devon Paisley came out and did an un-miked, acoustic version right at the front of the stage. It was wicked.  
A killer foursome
If that was great, it was even better that Jim hung around after the show to sign autographs.
Right after he shook my hand...
I'm not a groupie, but Jim is great whether he is with Blue Rodeo or on his own.

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