Bluesy rockers The Sheepdogs revive the soulful sounds of yesteryear with a tasteful retro flare and a good-time stage presence all their own. Frontman Ewan Currie, whose voice is half folk balladeer and half blues howler, brings unrelenting passion to every stage as he takes listeners on an emotional journey with standouts like “The Way It Is”, “Alright OK”, and “Feeling Good”. The group’s double guitar attack switches between fuzzy riffs and jazzy chords, and their prodigious chops allow them to dynamically shift from smoking hot to icy cool without missing a beat. The rhythm section holds the band's remarkable sound together, combining skittering drum shuffles and walking basslines that help audiences cut loose at every turn. With their vintage vibes and heartfelt tunes on full display, The Sheepdogs get fans into the groove right from the start, and ticket buyers won’t want to miss out on all the excitement in concert.
The Sheepdogs started out in 2006 as The Breaks, a group of blues and soul-devoted University of Saskatchewan friends. They changed their name shortly after forming but kept their style intact, and in 2007 they self-released their debut album Trying to Grow. Based out of the relatively secluded town of Saskatoon, The Sheepdogs managed to build a small but devoted fanbase through dogged self-promotion and occasional touring. The group blew up overnight, however, when they won Rolling Stone’s “Choose the Cover” competition, becoming the first unsigned band to grace the magazine’s front page. With all the exposure, Atlantic Records inked them to a deal and brought in The Black Key’s Patrick Carney to produce their 2013 self-titled album—a Platinum-certified smash in their native Canada. Despite their rapid ascent to international acclaim The Sheepdogs have remained true to their roots, delivering passionate concerts to their ever-growing fanbase and releasing a steady flow of great music, including 2015’s Future Nostalgia.