The Sheepdogs August 13 $90 - Shed Sessions (Outdoors)
August 13 2021 $90 8:00PM START (Neat Shed Sessions)
Neat Shed Sessions - We are going to have live music outdoors!!! Please have one person buy the tickets for each group so we can properly social distance between social bubbles. Ultimately we would love for our guests to buy tickets in groups of 6 - 10, but we understand that is not always possible. If possible please buy in bigger groups of 4 - 10.
Dinner is not included with ticket price.
We have limited dinner reservations with staggered ordering times between 5:30 and 6:45.
All of our guests that choose "ticket with dinner reservation" are welcome anytime after 5:30 on show nights.
On show nights our regular lunch menu is not available. Our kitchen serves our wood fired pizza along with homemade show night specials, between the times of 5:30 and 7:00 to ensure you have time to eat before the show starts. We will do our best to feed all of our guests in a timely fashion from our small homestyle kitchen.
When fully booked the dinner option will not be available in the show night selection box. Guests choosing the "ticket only" option are welcome anytime after 7:00. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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PLAY VIDEO - KEEP ON LOVING YOU (new single)
The Sheepdogs – No Simple Thing
Everybody could use a trip away from 2020 and 2021. Maybe just a weekend on the lake…even if it’s just a trip of the mind. The Sheepdogs’ No Simple Thing has the wattage to take you to that mental cottage with six new songs so summer-y you’ll only need to pack your jean shorts and flip flops. Recorded in Montreal at Mixart Studios (built by Mahogany Rush’s Frank Marino in the 70’s), this EP sees Saskatoon’s fave furry sons returning with their classic rock influenced sound. The rich harmonies and rounded guitar tones they’re known for are further refined, and “Like an experienced chef, the band keeps honing their recipes, constantly creating more complex yet subtle flavours,” lead singer and main songwriter Ewan Currie explains. Recorded in late summer 2020, all tracks were laid down live with every member on-site in a sprawling studio with old-school monitors on mammoth 2” analog tape. Unlike a lot of other remotely tracked pandemic rock, the Sheepdogs’ bubble of comradery enabled them to focus completely, with little else to do in Covid-restricted Montreal than kick out the jams.
Their lead-off mission statement track of “Rock and Roll (Ain’t No Simple Thing)” boogies strong out of the gate paying tribute to the mysterious healing powers of rock music, Friday nights and summer flings. To show and not just tell, the intoxicating guitar solo that kicks off with a big tempo lunge puts those title brackets where their mouth is. As with all the band’s material, it’s reverent of rock history, yet Currie’s distinctive lead vocal continues to sound richly honest and never imitative as he urges you levitate with the band as the music “soothes your soul”.
Switching gears into the stomp and sway glam T-Rex beat of the first single “Keep on Loving You” and it’s reassuring look at long-time love with a bit of sugar on top, we then get the good advice of “Talk It Over”, which just might be the Sheepdogs’ own “Share the Land” (by The Guess Who). Born out of seeing the sometimes-hideous side of human nature, it’s a gentle call to “try to listen to one another”, and was the last one written before recording. “We’re not overtly preachy, but this one was a reaction to seeing all the fighting on social media and everywhere else in the last year,” states Currie.
Not just the “Rolling Stone Cover Guys” anymore, the now-veteran band with 3 EP’s and 9 commercial releases under their belts (that all have cool big belt buckles on them) are far enough down the road to look back at how things were when they started on “Singing In The Band”. “It’s an ode to the working musician and that exciting first feeling of discovering the power of music, this new skill of relating through song.” Currie remembers. In this spirit, this six song EP is to be one of a number of shorter records to be released during these weird times to keep the lines of communication open with listeners.