Broadcast Date – February 14, 2018
It’s always an extraordinary pleasure interviewing today’s guest – in fact I have on two previous occasions. Once back in 2006 when I was working at TV station in Ottawa and he was in town to promote his sophomore solo release, and the second time was just this past September at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Saskatoon. So you can imagine how wonderful it is to report our third and longest chat would be right here in Nova Scotia – just one show into his nation wide tour. Now for the sake of full transparency – I am a HUGE fan of the man and in a lot of ways his music has been the soundtrack to my life – both his solo work and that of his band… and I know I’m not alone in that LOVE. His list of accomplishments is endless – from his countless SOCAN and JUNO awards, to his place in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, to his induction into the Order of Canada – Jim Cuddy is a legend to be sure of it. How awesome that the Blue Rodeo front man sat down for a great chat before his solo CONSTELLATION Tour took to the stage at the Rebecca Cohen Theatre in Halifax – and we talked about everything – from the inspiration behind his music to his early days with the band, from his take on destiny to his feelings on throw pillows and so much more. We play a brand new game and of course we’ll play some of his amazing music. I couldn’t have asked for a more lovely ♥VALENTINE’S DAY♥ Edition OF SEA AND BE SCENE AND HEARD!
For CONSTELLATION tour dates, tickets, music and more visit jimcuddy.com
Follow Jim on Twitter @JimCuddy
For info on Rebecca Cohn Theatre Halifax, Nova Scotia click here
For info on Imperial Theatre Saint John, New Brunswick click here
For more on Barney Bentall visit barneybentall.com
For the record Jim’s talented sons are Devin Cuddy and Sam Polley
For your reference here’s a picture of The Patridge Family Bus and I think it would be awesome if Jim would go from a plain black bus to this baby for the next tour… but that’s just me!
We included a smidge of the amazing “These Days” by Jackson Browne for reference – you can grab it for yourself on itunes here.
“While I Waiting You” by Jim Cuddy is from his CONSTELLATION CD and available on iTunes here.
“Try” by Blue Rodeo is from their debut CD OUTSKIRTS and available on iTunes here.
“City Birds” by Jim Cuddy is from his SKYSCRAPER SOUL CD and available on iTunes here.
For more information on Jim’s wife actress Rena Polley click here.
Jim scored the music for FOUR BIRDS written by Rena Polley – for more on the film click here.
For more on Country Singer Gord Bamford visit gordbamford.com
“Ain’t It Grand” by Gord Bamford featuring Jim Cuddy is available on iTunes click here.
For more on Jim’s movie pick UNCLE BUCK click here.
Here’s that classic scene from THE GODFATHER (“Leave the gun take the cannoli”)
For more on Chad Brownlee chadbrownlee.com
For the record – I am sorry for my bad grammar (I probably won’t change the game so please consider this my blanket apology moving forward) and for the official ruling on when to use Less vs. Fewer click here.
When I mentioned my friend had a thriving throw pillow business… well her name is Melissa Lloyd and for a lovely look at her DOODLE Lovely pillows click here.
“Ready to Fall” by Jim Cuddy is available on his SKYSCRAPER SOUL CD and available on iTunes here.
“Pull Me Through” by Jim Cuddy is available on THE LIGHT THAT GUIDES YOU HOME CD and available on iTunes here.
“You be the Leaver” by Jim Cuddy is available on his CONSTELLATION CD and available on iTunes here.
Jim’s Valentine’s Day request of “Cry Me a River” by the legendary Etta James is available on iTunes here.♥