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Toronto, Canada (1984 – present)

Blue Rodeo is a Canadian band formed in 1984 in Toronto. Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor, who have been friends since high school, having both attended North Toronto Collegiate Institute. The pair worked on forming a band after both attended Queen’s University at Kingston. They had a few failed attempts and a few adventures before finally coming together with Cleave Anderson, Bazil Donovan, and Bob Wiseman to form Blue Rodeo. Their debut album Outskirts was produced by Terry Brown, who is perhaps best known for his work with Canadian hard rock legends Rush, was released in March 1987. They have been signed with Warner Music Canada since their debut, but have jumped around a bit in the USA and other markets, mostly on Warner Brothers, Rounder and recently re-signed with Warner Brothers International for the world.

The band consists of original members Cuddy (guitar/vocals), Keelor (guitar/vocals) and Donovan (bass) plus newer additions Glenn Milchem (drums), and Bob Egan (multi-instrumentalist). Former members include Anderson (drummer), Wiseman (keyboardist), Kim Deschamps (multi-instrumentalist), Mark French (drummer), and Jamie Gray (keyboardist) and Bob Packwood (keyboards).

Blue Rodeo is one of the most successful and well known contemporary Canadian bands, having released 11 studio albums, one live album, a greatest hits collection and a DVD which have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. In addition, both Cuddy and Keelor have released solo albums. Blue Rodeo members have collaborated extensively with other notable Canadian artists, including Jann Arden, Cowboy Junkies, Burton Cummings, Kathleen Edwards, Great Big Sea, Sarah McLachlan, The Sadies, Ron Sexsmith, Skydiggers, and The Tragically Hip.

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  • d1lll1nger

    good band

    20 Jul 7:40am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    очаровательная группа, нечто среднее между the go-betweens и dire straits, как я бы их определил. жаль, что за пределами канады практически неизвестны, заслуживают куда больше внимания.

    24 Mar 3:47pm Reply
  • WLDB

    New one is pretty decent.

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • BryanWeber

    Legendary Band. One of Canada's best!

    17 Nov 2012 Reply
  • WLDB

    Big box set coming in October. Really looking forward to it. Also, I'm surprised at how few plays there are here. Their popularity is about equal to the Tragically Hip yet the Hip gets way more plays. Oh well. First world problem.

    3 Sep 2012 Reply
  • jjamavizca

    Guys, vote for this one http://www.last.fm/music/Blue+Rodeo/+images/73187962

    19 Jan 2012 Reply
  • cjfoster48317

    My all time favorite band, always will be. Blue Rodeo is such a great live band especially at a small venue like the Majestic or the Magic Bag in Detroit.

    14 Jan 2012 Reply
  • ZeppelinLad

    Blue Rodeo kicks major ass

    26 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Kelvindv

    Not being a Canadian I never heard of them until Canada Day on Trafalgar Square, niiice.

    5 Jul 2011 Reply
  • LQQKIE

    Vote for Blue Rodeo in group Canada Battle of the Bands

    4 Jul 2011 Reply
  • benfielden

    Fantastic in Trafalgar Square!

    3 Jul 2011 Reply
  • DJ_Damien

    Just saw them at Trafalgar Square's Canada Day celebrations :D

    2 Jul 2011 Reply
  • bc_ranger

    Is this a band of songs for slow dances? I scrobble them on Radio for the third time, and I hear third slow song)

    21 Sep 2010 Reply
  • angelstonepro

    Blue Rodeo is performing in Ottawa at the Nepean National Equestrian Park on Saturday, August 21!

    28 Jul 2010 Reply
  • LQQKIE

    Connected to group Canada

    23 Jun 2010 Reply
  • urMusicShan

    Blue Rodeo performing at Junos! FYI urMusic giving away tix to the show, plus airfare (to Newfoundland!) for 2 and more. More info at http://www.facebook.com/urmusic. Keep the music live! urMusic Shan

    30 Mar 2010 Reply
  • seanbonner1

    Any fans of their song from Outskirts 'Floating'? Definetly my favourite Blue Rodeo tune.

    29 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Saveall

    And there's a picture we've all seen. It was taken in the lobby of the L.A. Ambassador Hotel...

    31 Jan 2010 Reply
  • WLDB

    Great show last night in Kirkland Lake. Got to meet them again and got my copy of the new album signed by all. Looking forward to seeing them again in April!

    21 Jan 2010 Reply
  • MXB2001

    That's because it is on vinyl and the doofi lost their record players! ;-)

    5 Dec 2009 Reply
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