Blue Rodeo frontman visits Wanuskewin on SK leg of Canadian tour
- NC Raine | March 09, 2018
Canadian music star Jim Cuddy, most known as the frontman of country-rock band Blue Rodeo, paid a visit during his cross-Canada tour to Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Cuddy is currently touring with the Jim Cuddy Band in promotion of his recently released fourth solo album, Constellation. Joining Cuddy were his bandmates Colin Cripps, Anne Lindsay, Steve O'Connor, Bazil Donovan, Joel Anderson, and Devin Cuddy.
On the eve of his Saskatoon tour date, Cuddy and his band spent the day experiencing the culture and history of the Northern Plains indigenous people. After a tour of the Wanuskewin Galleries, which included the We the North and When Raven Became Spider temporary exhibits, the guests were taken on an interactive tour by esteemed archaeologist and Wanuskewin fundraising board member, Dr. Ernie Walker, who guided them through the 6,000 year history around the Opimihaw Creek valley.
Cuddy and his band were then treated to a short performance of music and traditional dance by young musicians and dancers from across the province. They included Saskatoon musician Forrest Eaglespeaker, musician trio Travis Beatty, Trey Joseph-Bear, and Ben Myo from Prince Albert, and hoop dancer Lawrence Roy Jr.
Cuddy and the Jim Cuddy Band performed in Saskatoon last night, then continued the Saskatchewan leg of their cross-Canada tour with dates in Regina and Prince Albert.