Slacker Logo


Jim Cuddy

Blue Rodeo singer/guitarist Jim Cuddy represents half of one of Canada's most celebrated songwriting partnerships. The frontman for that juggernaut of a country rock band (with '60s psychedelic pop oozing out of its pores) is also one of the finest vocalists of his generation, with perfect pitch and a high clear tone that can swing from heart-piercing country balladry to dynamic blue-eyed soul. Cuddy, who met future songwriting partner Greg Keelor in high school in Ontario, was influenced as a teenager by singer/songwriters like Dylan, Jackson Brown, Gordon Lightfoot, and Kris Kristofferson, as well as by British Invasion groups. After university, Keelor and Cuddy started a punk-pop band called the Hi Fis. In 1981, the two moved to New York, and started a new band, Fly to France. After that group failed, Cuddy and Keelor decided to record a demo of their compositions, which included such later celebrated Blue Rodeo compositions as "Try," "Outskirts," and "Rose Coloured Glasses." In 1984, they moved back to Toronto, where a country-flavored "lonesome highway" sound was developing in the clubs, and sent the tape around. Through friends and newspaper ads the two formed the group that would become Blue Rodeo, whose highly lauded first effort, Outskirts, came out in 1986. In 1998, in between extensive touring with the Rodeo, Cuddy released his solo debut, All in Time. Recorded at Toronto's Chemical Sound, the album featured Blue Rodeo bassist Bazil Donovan and keyboardist James Gray as well as a duet with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy ("I'll Make Believe It's You") and appearances by Sarah Harmer and Michelle McAdorey. ~ Erik Hage
Read More Read Less

Stations Featuring
Jim Cuddy

Albums by
Jim Cuddy

Top Songs by
Jim Cuddy

  1.   Song
  2.   Watch Yourself Go Down
  3.   Slide Through Your Hands
  4.   What She Said
  5.   Second Son
  6.   Still Want You
  7.   Married Again
  8.   Too Many Hands
  9.   She Gets Down
  10.   How in the World
  11.   New Year's Eve
  12.   Disappointment
  13.   Ready To Fall
  14.   Whistler
  15.   Water's Running High
  16.   Stagger In
  17.   All in Time
  18.   I'll Make Believe It's You
  19.   Trouble
  20.   Regular Days
  21.   Pull Me Through
  22.   Maybe Sometime
  23.   Everybody Cries
  24.   All I Need
  25.   What Is So Wrong
  26.   Countrywide Soul
  27.   Making My Way to You
  28.   Everyone Watched the Wedding
  29.   The Light That Guides You Home
  30.   What Do You See
  31.   Will I Be Waiting
  32.   City Birds
  33.   One Fine Day
  34.   Don't Know That Much
  35.   With You
  36.   Banks of the 49
  37.   Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
  38.   Falling
  39.   Wash Me Down
  40.   Skyscraper Soul

Artists Related to Jim Cuddy

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -



Casting to |