FIRST LISTEN: DEVIN CUDDY ANNOUNCES SOPHOMORE RELEASE. In stores July 29.

THE DEVIN CUDDY BAND ANNOUNCES THEIR SOPHOMORE RELEASE, KITCHEN KNIFE, OUT JULY 29 ON CAMERON HOUSE RECORDS. LISTEN TO “FORTY FOUR” TODAY.

CANADIAN TOUR DATES COMMENCE JULY 4

The Devin Cuddy Band is set to release Kitchen Knife on July 29 on Cameron House Records. Following up their Juno Nomination for Roots / Traditional Album of the Year, Kitchen Knife brings their modern ragtime meets honky-tonk sound to a new level. Listen to the album single “Forty Four” below.

 

 Devin Cuddy has always made music his way, and some might argue, the hard way. As the son of Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy, country rock has been the soundtrack to Devin’s entire life — he was born the same week Blue Rodeo began recording its 1987 debut album, Outskirts. But from the moment Devin was drawn to playing music, he was determined to get as close as possible to the sources of all the sounds he loved, whether they were made by rock and roll’s founding fathers, the Grand Ole Opry’s honky-tonk heroes, or Jelly Roll Morton and the kings of jazz. Thus far, that path has already led to a Juno Nomination for Roots / Traditional Album of the Year for his first record, Vol 1.

 

Continuing to blaze his own trail Cuddy is set to release his second album, Kitchen Knife, July 29 on Cameron House Records. With the help of Nichol Robertson—Canada’s answer to every Nashville god of twang— Zack Sutton on Drums, and Devon Richardson on Bass, the Devin Cuddy Band went in to studio with a different approach than before.

 

“I brought all the new tunes to the studio, so the band hadn’t played most of them yet,” says Cuddy. “Each song was arranged as we heard it, very natural approach. We took more of a studio approach as opposed to the ‘live off the floor’ feel we have on the first record. You’ll hear more instruments, bigger sounds and a more realised sense of song.”

 

Produced by Greg Keelor (Blue Rodeo) at his Lost Cause home studio, Keelor’s fingerprint can be heard throughout Kitchen Knife. “Greg provided us with a lot of guidance throughout and I think you’ll see his influence in quite a few of the songs,” says Cuddy.

 

No one can accuse Cuddy of not paying his dues over the past several years, and while his father has taken great pride in Devin’s accomplishments, he has also shown tremendous respect in keeping a safe distance away. The audience for Cuddy’s music continues to grow with each new step. He recently earned the honour of being the special guest on Blue Rodeo’s last cross-Canada tour, performing an opening set and playing after-show club gigs in almost each city, showcasing his barrelhouse style in its natural environment.

 

“Even as I carve my own path, there are some things I can’t say no to,” Cuddy says, “specifically doing things with Blue Rodeo. Not only is that a great opportunity for me, but it’s family and it means a lot to me and my father as well. I’ve come to embrace that for sure.”

KITCHEN KNIFE SET FOR RELEASE JULY 29 ON CAMERON HOUSE RECORDS

TRACK LIST

 01 Kitchen Knife

02 Forty Four

03 Just One Kiss

04 Home

05 Gospel

06 Ode To A Gypsy’s Daughter

07 Town

08 Old Mary

09 Lee’s Lament

10 Catfish Blues

11 Lie To Me

TOUR DATES 

July 4 – Cavendish Beach, PEI – Cavendish Beach Music Festival

July 5 – Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe w/ Pokey Lafarge & New Country Rehab – TURF

July 6 – Toronto, ON – TURF at The Garrison Commons

July 9 –  Huntsville, ON – The Algonquin Theatre w/ Alan Doyle

July 10 – Meaford, ON – Meaford Hall w/ Alan Doyle

July 11 – Niagara On The Lake, ON – The Jackson Triggs Amphitheater w/ Alan Doyle

July 12 – Cornwall, ON – Cornwall Lift Off – Alan Doyle

July 17 – Saskatoon, SK – Village Guitar

July 18 – Calgary, AB – The Palomino

July 19 – Hinton, AB – Wild Mountain Fest

July 20 – Jasper, AB – The Legion

July 21 –  Edmonton, AB- TBA

July 25 –   Rouleau, SK – TBA

July 26 – Winnipeg, MB – Times Change(d) High And Lonesome Club

August 3 – Pelee Island, ON – Pelee Island Music Festival

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