Hard rockin’ dogs
The Sheepdogs brought their loud, rough and gritty vibe to a grateful Western Fair crowd
I Don’t Know The Way It Is.
“I hear their songs on the radio all the time. I figured they’d be a great band to see live,” said Tammy Laforce, 35, who was also impressed with the opening act, Thunder Bay natives The Honest Heart Collective.
“I’m usually so pumped to see the main act, but they were great too.”
This year’s show was also a shot at redemption for The Sheepdogs. The band had to cancel its outdoor performance at the Western Fair three year ago when a late summer storm stole their thunder.
Scott Johnston remembers too well.
“We missed them the last time,” said the 29-year-old, at Thursday night’s concert with three of his work buddies. The Sheepdogs lead singer and guitarist Ewan Currie and his bandmates rocked a crowd of about 1,300 fans Thursday night at the Western Fair Agriplex. The Saskatoon band made good on a cancelled outdoor show at the fair three years ago with a raucous indoor jam.
“It’s a good outing. They’re a great Canadian band.”
The prairie-born band has attracted attention south of the border too. In 2011, The Sheepdogs became the first-even unsigned
group to grace the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
The Sheepdogs’ show caps off the Western Fair’s concert series which included performances by alternative rock group 54-40,
country singer-songwriter Cam and country duo LoCash earlier in the week.
The band is heading to Calgary for a performance Saturday, but as for when they’ll make a stop in the
Forest City again, perhaps their hit song ‘I Don’t Know’ says it best. email@example.com twitter.com/JenatLFPress