Warner Music Canada recording artist Blue Rodeo announced today that they will be performing at Budweiser Stage in Toronto on August 18th with special guest Serena Ryder. Fans will want to join Blue Rodeo this summer under the stars for this special evening of music. Tickets go on-sale Friday, April 20th at 10am via www.ticketmaster.ca.
When fans lined Toronto’s Queen Street to get into clubs where Blue Rodeo was performing in the mid-1980s, the band felt as though they had achieved success. And, in fact, they had. But that success has grown exponentially and by staying authentic and true to themselves, Canada continues its enduring love affair with Blue Rodeo.
Reflecting back on three decades of successes and those early Blue Rodeo days, both Jim and Greg are able to fully appreciate where the band sits in the pantheon of music. “When you look back, you realize that it has just been this beautiful dream.”
Reflecting back on three decades of successes and those early Blue Rodeo days, the band fully appreciates where it sits in the pantheon of music. “When you look back,” Jim reflects, “you realize that it has just been this beautiful dream.”
Blue Rodeo is: Jim Cuddy (vocals/guitar), Greg Keelor (vocals/guitar), Bazil Donovan (bass), Glenn Milchem (drums/vocals), Colin Cripps (guitar/vocals) and Mike Boguski (keyboards).
For Serena Ryder, music is medicine. It’s the thing that soothes any ailment, and it’s the reason to keep going, even when times get tough. Ryder has always been compelled to write songs, both because she loves creating music and because it heals her, inside and out. The Canadian singer-songwriter, who is currently based between Toronto and the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silverlake, started playing guitar and penning songs as a teenager.
Serena Ryder has unveiled several albums, including her successful 2012 record Harmony, and now recently has brought her thoughtful, emotionally driven tracks to a bigger audience.
The musician’s new EP, Electric Love, contains six songs that reveal this sentiment. Written and recorded over the course of three years in Nashville, Los Angeles, Toronto and London, the songs were culled from nearly 100 that Ryder has created since Harmony’s release.