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The Sheepdogs


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Saskatoon, Canada (2006 – present)

This band won the contest to be the first unsigned artist to be featured on the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine.

From the prairie city of Saskatoon, Canada come the Sheepdogs, 4 young gentlemen who revel in the joy of rock n roll so wholeheartedly, it’s downright contagious. Sporting the long-haired looks of their musical forefathers, the lads make the most of their 2 guitars, bass and drums combo. Soulful vocalizations, everybody harmonizing, old-school guitar chops winding, riffing and chiming, and a grooving rhythm section that keeps it all going. Having already cemented their reputation as dynamic performers in their hometown, the Sheepdogs now turn their attention to spreading their affection for rock n roll cross-country. They have spent the last year covering the great white north, playing from Vancouver island to Montreal. They have played festivals, headlined a bill during 2007’s Junofest, opened for the likes of Matt Mays and el Torpedo, and performed before thousands at 2006’s Saskatoon Centennial Celebration. In January 2007 they released their debut LP Trying to Grow, a collection of guitar-driven originals that recall classic rockers like the Stones, CCR, and the Kinks. The album’s title-track was featured in a province-wide campaign in their native Saskatchewan.


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  • BeNgEE4

    Anyone know any bands like these guys? LOVE THEIR sound but don't know much about the scene. WE need some new school bands keeping that oldschool sound alive

    12 Aug 2014 Reply
  • joseab23

    Merecen mucho mayor reconocimiento del que tienen, son francamente buenos, y sobre todo, cada vez mejores.

    25 Jun 2013 Reply
  • BeNgEE4

    I've heard the Black Keys...early Black Keys nothing like The Sheepdogs, bad call! This band is always on my playlist!

    19 May 2013 Reply
  • rolfeijg

    @Amnesius: Not agreeing totally on that. Yes there is some Black Keys in there... but the sole reason for that is that this album was produced by the drummer of the Black Keys. Don't think it's something The Sheepdogs came up with themselves. ;)

    20 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Hornsfan80

    lmao@ comparing The Sheepdogs to the Black Keys.l

    8 Feb 2013 Reply
  • joaotsantos

    The Canadian Rock League (CRL) is a competition constituted by 2 leagues, the First division and the Second Division. You can vote in your favourite CANADIAN artists/bands and put them in the top! If you love challenges and competition please join us: Canadian Rock League Every week have a new voting! Have fun

    2 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Amnesius

    Hey BeNgEE4, try a little band called the Black Keys. You may not have heard of them. Actually, maybe you have. It's what The Sheepdogs have chosen to emulate for their music industry marketing scheme.

    20 Jan 2013 Reply
  • soullessmate

    These guys deserve more listens, I still think the first album is better than the second.

    30 Oct 2012 Reply
  • BeNgEE4

    There any other bands like The Sheepdogs? True to the kind of old school southern sound BUT with a fresh twist and interpretation

    28 Oct 2012 Reply
  • BeNgEE4

    Wish I discovered them earlier!

    22 Oct 2012 Reply
  • iameclectic

    Enjoying The Sheepdogs on this fine autumn morning... ♫

    3 Oct 2012 Reply
  • eherlich

    Very Impressive

    14 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Hornsfan80

    Fun stuff.

    9 Sep 2012 Reply
  • FrankPerla

    New album is very good!!

    8 Sep 2012 Reply
  • redecho

    Looking forward to the release of the new album "Sheepdogs" - Out 4th Sept 2012

    26 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Szopen715

    Somehow they reminds me off Steppenwolf - they're good!

    14 Aug 2012 Reply
  • vitrolaeletrica

    So damn good!! They're coming to Montreal (Osheaga)!!

    2 Jul 2012 Reply
  • rolfeijg

    Awesome stuff! Saw them live for the first time last weekend and was addicted instantly!

    10 May 2012 Reply
  • ianenos03

    Upset that I didn't find these guys until just now. Looking forward to Sasquatch!

    6 May 2012 Reply
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