In making their superb 16th studio album Many A Mile, Blue Rodeo discovered that even nightmares like COVID-19 can have silver linings. After decades of non-stop performing, time off the road granted them (enforced, really) much-needed downtime during which creativity bloomed. Pandemic protocols also meant recording in novel ways, with Blue Rodeo co-singer/songwriters Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor working separately, while sharing band members – bassist Bazil Donovan, drummer Glenn Milchem, keyboardist Michael Boguski, guitarist Colin Cripps and multi-instrumentalist Jim Bowskill – on a rotating but relaxed basis.
The resulting 12 songs are remarkably coherent, energized, and buoyed by a constellation of surprising textures and touches. From the twinkly, delicate “Symmetry of Starlight” — which soars on luminous pedal steel and angelic harmonies — to the twangy, seriously rollicking singles “When You Were Wild” and “I Owe It to Myself,” Many A Mile is a snapshot of a peerless group at their peak. The album is also a fitting addition to Blue Rodeo’s canon of achievements which include the Order of Canada, induction in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, and more than 30 JUNO Award wins and nominations.
The show originally scheduled for March 19th has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 10th, 2022. Previously purchased tickets will be honored for this date and fans should hold onto their tickets. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled performance, please contact the Mary Brown’s Centre Box Office for a refund. The deadline for refunds is April 11, 2022.
Tickets range in price from $62.30 to $82.30 (taxes and service charge included). Tickets are available at Mary Brown’s Centre Box Office, 709 576-7657 and online at mbcentre.ca.
Sep 10, 2022 - 20:00Location
Mary Brown’s Centre
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