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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
01 Kitchen Knife
02 Forty Four
03 Just One Kiss
06 Ode To A Gypsy’s Daughter
08 Old Mary
09 Lee’s Lament
10 Catfish Blues
11 Lie To Me
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