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Jim Cuddy, Danny Michel, & Quique Escamilla @ Horseshoe Tavern

. : : March 20th, 2013 : : . After a phenomenal opening set by NQ Arbuckle, and an inconsistent set by Daniel Romano, Oh Susanna and Kayla Howran following, the third set featuring Jim Cuddy, Danny Michel and Quique Escamilla fell… well, I guess somewhere in the middle. They had an immediate advantage over their predecessors: Quique Escamilla has recently been touring with Danny Michel as both an opener, and as a part of his backing band. Furthermore, the backing band on this evening was also Danny Michel’s — so the true wild card of the night was Jim Cuddy. Quique Escamilla is a talented and engaging performer, but how much you…

Jim Cuddy @ Drake Underground

. : : September 25th, 2011 : : . I don’t remember how I found out that Jim Cuddy was going to be doing a public interview with NOW Magazine at the Drake Underground, but I did know. Honestly, I wasn’t really all that interested. $20 to listen to a man talk for what? Half an hour? Forty-five minutes, tops? I’m not sure if I also knew he was going to do a short acoustic set — if I did, I’d completely forgotten about it. After hearing both his set on CBC and more details about the show a few days prior, I consulted my…

Jim Cuddy @ CBC Radio One

. : : September 23rd, 2011 : : . I was finishing writing the previous blog entry on Whitehorse when my friend Rick messaged me to let me know that Jim Cuddy was going to be playing a set with his band on CBC Radio 1’s Q. Any Canadian worth their salt would drop anything they’re doing to listen to a founding Blue Rodeo member, so sure enough, I stopped typing mid-sentence, grabbed my Edirol recorder, and rushed down to my TV to hook up to the digital FM signal broadcast through my Satellite receiver. Jim stopped by CBC Studios to speak with DJ Jian Ghomeshi about his forth-coming album, Skyscraper…

NXNE @ Lee’s Palace

. : : June 17th, 2010 : : . Some people say it’s good luck to be pooped on by a bird. Kind of a ridiculous statement, isn’t it? And easily said by the person who wasn’t pooped on. I think of all the real estate in the neighborhood, standing in the exact location that bird decided to relieve itself is a massive stroke of bad luck. But maybe the idiom comes from some sort of karmic equation? Such bad luck must be balanced out by the universe with a similar chance stroke of enormous good luck, no? As I stood in…

Kathleen Edwards @ Drake Underground

. : : April 27th, 2010 : : . I’ve come to learn that seeing a band more than once on the same tour is risky. Seeing them play several consecutive shows is even more risky. The odds are extraordinarily good that you will largely end up hearing the same setlist, song-for-song, over the course of each night. I’ve come to appreciate the small differences — the same songs in a different order, perhaps. Or that one or two different songs thrown in around the middle, maybe. So, when Kathleen Edwards announced that she would be performing a weekly residency gig at the Drake Underground to…