As part of our 15th anniversary celebrations, we are happy, nay thrilled, to announce that Blue Rodeo’s national treasure Jim Cuddy, along with sons Devin Cuddy and Sam Polley will perform at The Carleton on Wednesday, September 20th. Show time is 7:30 PM. Tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime event are $70 + HST.
As one half of one of Blue Rodeo’s songwriting partnership, Jim Cuddy has one of the most recognizable voices in Canadian music thanks to omnipresent hits such as “Try,” “5 Days In May,” and “Bad Timing.” As a group Blue Rodeo has sold over 5 million records world-wide, won countless JUNO Awards, been inducted in to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame and Jim (along with songwriting partner Greg Keelor) was invested as Officers of the Order of Canada.
Devin Cuddy has always made music his way, and some might argue, the hard way. As the son of one of Canada’s most beloved singer/songwriters, Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy, country rock has been the soundtrack to Devin’s entire life—he was born the same week Blue Rodeo began recording its 1987 debut album, Outskirts. But from the moment Devin was drawn to playing music, he was determined to get as close as possible to the sources of all the sounds he loved, whether they were made by rock and roll’s founding fathers, the Grand Ole Opry’s honky tonk heroes, or Jelly Roll Morton and the kings of jazz.
Being the youngest member of a musical family, Sam Polley grew up in the music industry, but took his own time to join the family business. Forming Sam Polley and The Old Tomorrows in downtown Toronto in 2017, Sam Polley surrounded himself with local musicians he knew had similar musical interests, recruiting brothers Tally and Gianni Ferraro (bass and drums), and veteran players, Fraser Melvin (Electric Guitar) and Jeff Giles (Piano/Keyboard). The band quickly meshed and played their first show to a sold out Cameron House Crowd.
At the beginning of 2018, the band headed to the studio to record their first EP, which they recorded in one long day at Pacha Sound Studio in Toronto (leading to the name, EP in a Day). With the new EP in hand, Sam Polley embarked on a cross country tour as a featured artist on the Jim Cuddy Band Constellation tour. Once back, Sam Polley and The Old Tomorrows continued to tour the EP through the rest of the year, playing both festivals and cities throughout Ontario.