KG* is a big massive Sloan fan, and she had a plus one to the show – so she invited me! I am not a big massive Sloan fan only because I haven’t heard that much from the band.
My girl friend, Krista, at the IATSE Canadian Office has been sending me Canadian artists to check out; Grapes of Wrath, Bran Van 3000, Blue Rodeo…Prism! I know all about Jim Cuddy and Ronnie Hawkins! – but we hadn’t made it to Sloan, yet. I did know a few of their songs from college radio and WEQX, but I haven’t dug into their catalog…and I really wish I had.
The band was great. Sloan is a true rock band with harmonies and riffs and catchy hooks and thoughtful lyrics.
I bought two cds at the show – “Navy Blues” and “Pretty Together”. Chris Murphy and Jay Ferguson both signed my cds. That was really cool.
Here’s a live clip of my favorite Sloan song, “The Other Man”, at the CBC Music Festival at Echo Beach in Toronto.
Notice that Chris Murphy is playing a really sweet Mustang bass 🙂
See you on the low end!