NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE – OTTAWA
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020
Due to a scheduling conflict, The Jim Cuddy Band’s performance in Ottawa on November 30th has been moved to Friday, January 31,, 2020 at the National Ars Centre.
All tickets for the November 30th date will be will honored on January 31st. Refunds also available at point of purchase.
Tickets for Countrywide Soul Tour are on-sale now at www.ticketmaster.ca. Produced by Live Nation, the Countrywide Soul Tour kicked off in Kingston, Ontario on October 25th and is in support of his new album Countrywide Soul.
Canada’s fan favourite, Jim Cuddy has announced the details of his Countrywide Soul Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the Countrywide Soul Tour kicks off in Kingston, Ontario on October 25th and will be in support of his new album Countrywide Soul.
Tickets for Countrywide Soul will go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 20 at 10am at http://www.livenation.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning on Wednesday, September 18 at 10am local time through Thursday, September 19 at 10pm.
Jim Cuddy’s highly anticipated new album, Countrywide Soul was released in May 2019. On this new album, Jim re-imagines solo and Blue Rodeo gems along with covers of classics by George Jones (“Almost Persuaded”) and Glen Campbell (“Rhinestone Cowboy”) and two brand new compositions (“Back Here Again” and “Glorious Day”).
After an extensive tour in support of their album, Constellation, The Jim Cuddy Band reconvened at Jim’s family farm in Southern Ontario. Inspired by the band’s live show, Jim wanted to capture this energy on record and showcase each member’s skill, allowing them to stretch out and shine. Produced by Tim Vesely, Jim Cuddy and Colin Cripps, Countrywide Soul was recorded live on the top floor of Jim’s barn and kept as natural as possible to retain the woody sound of the barn board room and the energy that only comes from playing together live.
“When we go into the studio to make records, the songs are born out of my imagination and the band contribute their incredible talents to make those ideas come to life. The songs evolve and become part of our collective imagination,” explains Jim. “But it is on tour that they really take flight. We are connected by art. We are connected by what we create together. That’s what I wanted to capture on this record. How much I enjoy listening to the band reveal their imagination and add their creativity to the songs was really the inspiration. How vital that is to me. So as much as this is a musicians’ record, it’s really an example – if you’re lucky – of what bands can create together.”
“When choosing songs for the album, I tried to find those in which I could change the mood and tone as in ‘All In Time’ or songs that had been underdeveloped on previous records such as ‘Clearer View’,” says Jim. “’Almost Persuaded’ was a song Blue Rodeo performed in the early days. It was a favourite of an old friend of ours, so I recorded this in her honour.”
Countrywide Soul tracklisting:
All In Time (Jim Cuddy – All In Time)
Countrywide Soul (Jim Cuddy – The Light That Guides You Home)
Clearer View (Blue Rodeo – Palace Of Gold)
Everybody Cries (Jim Cuddy – All In Time)
Dragging On (Blue Rodeo – Tremolo)
The Light That Guides You Home (Jim Cuddy – The Light That Guides You Home)
Glorious Day (new song)
Maybe Sometime (Jim Cuddy – The Light That Guides You Home)
Back Here Again (new song)
Almost Persuaded (inspired by the original George Jones recording)
Rhinestone Cowboy (inspired by the original Glen Campbell recording)
Wash Me Down (Jim Cuddy – Skyscraper Soul)
“Back Here Again” – official video – click here
“Glorious Day” – official video – click here
Stream/Download Countrywide Soul HERE
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Countrywide Soul Tour 2019
October 25 Kingston, ON – Grand Theatre
November 21 Kitchener, ON – Centre In The Square**
November 23 Hamilton, ON – First Ontario Concert Hall
November 28 Belleville, ON – Empire Theatre**
November 29 Montreal, QC – Theatre Maisonneuve
January 03 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
January 04 Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre
January 05 Calgary, AB – Jack Singer Concert Hall
January 15 Fredericton, NB – Playhouse Theatre
January 16 Moncton, NB – Molson Canadian Centre, Casino NB**
January 17 Halifax, NS – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
January 18 Glace Bay, NS – Savoy Theatre**
January 19 St. John, NB – Imperial Theatre
January 23 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
January 24 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
** is not a Live Nation show