Jim Cuddy coming to Lindsay’s Academy Theatre this fall

Joined by Colin Cripps and Anne Lindsay, October 24th concert celebrates release of latest solo album 'Countrywide Soul'

Alt-country rocker Jim Cuddy will be performing at the Academy Theatre in Lindsay on October 24, 2019, joined by guitarist Colin Cripps and fiddler Anne Lindsay, to celebrate his fifth solo record, "Countryside Soul". (Photo: Heather Pollock)
Alt-country rocker Jim Cuddy will be performing at the Academy Theatre in Lindsay on October 24, 2019, joined by guitarist Colin Cripps and fiddler Anne Lindsay, to celebrate his fifth solo record, "Countryside Soul". (Photo: Heather Pollock)

Alt-country rocker Jim Cuddy will be performing at the Academy Theatre in Lindsay on Thursday, October 24th.

Cuddy, who is best known for his 15 studio recordings with Blue Rodeo, released his fifth solo album, Countrywide Soul, earlier this year.

To celebrate the new record, Cuddy has announced six Ontario shows this fall, with the October 24th concert in Lindsay the only date in the Kawarthas.

Colin Cripps and Anne Lindsay, members of The Jim Cuddy Band, at Jim Cuddy's barn in southern Ontario recording his fifth solo album "Countryside Soul". The two musicians will be joining Cuddy at his concert  at the Academy Theatre in Lindsay on October 24, 2019. (Photos: Anne Lindsay / Facebook)
Colin Cripps and Anne Lindsay, members of The Jim Cuddy Band, at Jim Cuddy’s barn in southern Ontario recording his fifth solo album “Countryside Soul”. The two musicians will be joining Cuddy at his concert at the Academy Theatre in Lindsay on October 24, 2019. (Photos: Anne Lindsay / Facebook)

He will be performing as The Jim Cuddy Trio along with guitarist Colin Cripps (Blue Rodeo, Jim Cuddy Band) and fiddler Anne Lindsay (Jim Cuddy Band, The Skydiggers, John McDermott).

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 29th at the Academy Theatre box office. For tickets, call 705-324-9111 or visit academytheatre.ca.

Countrywide Soul is described as a celebration of music and the musicians who join Cuddy on stage each night.

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For the record, Cuddy re-worked a number of songs previously recorded for his solo career and with Blue Rodeo, along with two new songs and a couple of favourite cover songs.

Members of the Jim Cuddy Band (Cripps, Lindsay, Bazil Donovan, and Joel Anderson) gathered at Cuddy’s family farm in southern Ontario where they recorded the album on the top floor of his barn — keeping the sound as natural as possible to reflect the woody sound of the barn and to capture the energy of the band’s live performances.

“We are connected by what we create together,” Cuddy says of his band and his new record.

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“That’s what I wanted to capture on this record,” he adds. “How much I enjoy listening to the band reveal their imagination and add their creativity to the songs was really the inspiration. So as much as this is a musicians’ record, it’s really an example — if you’re lucky — of what bands can create together.”

Among his accolades, Cuddy has received 15 Juno awards, The Order of Canada and, along with his bandmates in Blue Rodeo, has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, received the Governor General Performing Arts Award, and a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.

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