Stream the new Blue Rodeo release today
It started for Blue Rodeo on Greg Keelor's farm in the fall of 2012, and it starts for you right here. The Telegram offers the latest album from one of Canada's most consistently popular groups.
To be released Oct. 29, Telegram readers are getting first crack at "In Our Nature." Stream it here.
Monday is another big day — the premiere of the band's latest video. Can we tease you just a little?
When award winning director Chris Mills was asked to film a video for the first single from Blue Rodeo’s new album, "In Our Nature," he was given the task to come up with something unique that incorporated two of the albums songs, “New Morning Sun” and “Mattawa.” Instead, what he delivered was an extraordinary film that incorporated most of the music from "In Our Nature."
“After spending close time with the band, shooting and rehearsing all these great songs,” says Mills. “The idea developed to try to make a video that encapsulated the feel for the album rather than just the songs. I shared this with the team, and was encouraged to 'run with it.'
“Thankfully, the support and resources were in a place to help me expand and evolve the project, and so, we now have a 'music video'-style project which condenses two songs and a few of the narrative elements which then ties back into a completely separate, (much longer) album film, which uses mood, performance, a bit of imagination, and a mixture of real life and story elements to try to reflect the great spirit of these sessions, and to deliver a 'sampler plate' of this well-crafted album.”
With the addition of guitarist/singer Colin Cripps to the Blue Rodeo line-up, the band is now a seven piece; Jim Cuddy (vocals/guitar), Greg Keelor (vocals/guitar), Bazil Donovan (bass), Glenn Milchem (drums/vocals), Bob Egan (guitar/pedal steel, mandolin), Mike Boguski (keyboards), Colin Cripps (guitar / vocals).
Blue Rodeo will tour this winter to support "In Our Nature," including a show at Mile One Centre in St. John's, Feb. 7, 2014.