Peterborough Musicfest presents three-time Juno Award-winning The Sheepdogs on Wednesday, July 24, at 8 p.m.
Formed in 2006 in Saskatoon by Ewan Currie, Ryan Gullen, Sam Corbett and Leot Hanson, The Sheepdogs self-released their first three albums with the third disc, 2010’s Learn & Burn, eventually certified platinum in Canada, and upon its re-release in 2011, bringing the band three 2012 Juno Awards: Single of the Year for “I Don’t Know”, Rock Album of the Year and New Group of the Year.
The Sheepdogs (Photo via Sheepdogs Facebook page)
Buoyed by their appearance on the August 2011 cover of Rolling Stone, The Sheepdogs released a self-titled album in 2012 which spawned the hit songs Feeling Good and The Way It Is.
With Rusty Matyas in the mix, replacing the departed Hanson, the band recorded its fifth studio album, Future Nostalgia, in 2015. That same year saw more band personnel additions in the form of Jimmy Bowskill and, later, Currie’s brother Shamus.
Photo courtesy Peterborough musicfest
The Sheepdogs’ latest album release, 2018’s Changing Colours, saw the band nominated in two categories at the 2019 Juno Awards. It features the singles Nobody, Saturday Night and I’ve Got A Hole Where My Heart Should Be, which hit No. 1 on the Canadian rock charts.
If you haven’t seen them play, don’t miss their show this Wednesday under the stars at Musicfest on the banks of Little Lake.