A Very Special Night
The first time I saw, and I use that word loosely, BR was back in my U.W.O. days in 1987 (I think) and to be honest, I don't remember much of it. Well, 20 years passing has seen me mature and embrace the type of music that Jim Cuddy produces year in and year out, with Blue Rodeo and without. So it was with great anticipation that I, my wife, my Mom, and my Dad, strolled into Cowboy's Ranch on that cold Wednesday night in London. Jim did not disappoint. From "Too Many Hands," to "All in Time" to "Bad Timing" and to, I'm sure, the entire new album, Jim ran the gamut of his tremendous musical career. But what I'll remember most about this night, besides Jim's wonderful voice and songs, is that I was able to share this night with my Mom who is fighting cancer right now and believe me, I know now more than ever that nothing should be taken for granted, nothing is more important than those you love, and those special memories you have with your family will last you forever. Thank you for such a wonderful night, Jim. It will be one of those special memories for me.
Great Mix Of Songs
Absolutely incredible concert Jim. Totally enjoyed your new music (in particular "Country Wide Soul") as well as your songs from Blue Rodeo (especially "It Could Happen To You"). My husband particularly enjoyed the song you Justin and Colin sang from Neil Young. Basil's single was very moving. Ann's violin and mandolin playing lifted the crowd up to another level. Jim, I've admired your music with Blue Rodeo ever since my brother's band lost their drummer to Blue Rodeo. I started listening to you (just because of your drummer) and haven't stopped since you sang "Try." Your music has become my travelling music to and from work. Thanks so much for so many years of "down to earth" lyrics we can relate to. Keep it up Jim, you're the best!
Venue's A Dive But the Show was Great
I attended last nights show at Cowboy's Ranch in London, other than the venue being an absolute dive, the show was fantastic. It was also my first time seeing Justin R, the opening act, and his vocals were outstanding. As for the Jim Cuddy band they were incredible, the sound was fantastic and each musician played amazing. Thanks for coming to London, and good luck!! See you all again soon.