THE JIM CUDDY BAND
COUNTRYWIDE SOUL TOUR
Canada’s fan favourite, Jim Cuddy has announced the details of his Countrywide Soul Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the Countrywide Soul Tour kicks off in Kingston, Ontario on October 25th and will be in support of his new album Countrywide Soul.
Tickets for Countrywide Soul will go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 20 at 10am. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning on Wednesday, September 18 at 10am local time through Thursday, September 19 at 10pm.
Jim Cuddy’s highly anticipated new album, Countrywide Soul was released in May 2019. On this new album, Jim re-imagines solo and Blue Rodeo gems along with covers of classics by George Jones (“Almost Persuaded”) and Glen Campbell (“Rhinestone Cowboy”) and two brand new compositions (“Back Here Again” and “Glorious Day”).
After an extensive tour in support of their album, Constellation, The Jim Cuddy Band reconvened at Jim’s family farm in Southern Ontario. Inspired by the band’s live show, Jim wanted to capture this energy on record and showcase each member’s skill, allowing them to stretch out and shine. Produced by Tim Vesely, Jim Cuddy and Colin Cripps, Countrywide Soul was recorded live on the top floor of Jim's barn and kept as natural as possible to retain the woody sound of the barn board room and the energy that only comes from playing together live.
“When we go into the studio to make records, the songs are born out of my imagination and the band contribute their incredible talents to make those ideas come to life. The songs evolve and become part of our collective imagination,” explains Jim. “But it is on tour that they really take flight. We are connected by art. We are connected by what we create together. That’s what I wanted to capture on this record. How much I enjoy listening to the band reveal their imagination and add their creativity to the songs was really the inspiration. How vital that is to me. So as much as this is a musicians’ record, it’s really an example – if you’re lucky – of what bands can create together.”
“When choosing songs for the album, I tried to find those in which I could change the mood and tone as in ‘All In Time’ or songs that had been underdeveloped on previous records such as ‘Clearer View’,” says Jim. “’Almost Persuaded’ was a song Blue Rodeo performed in the early days. It was a favourite of an old friend of ours, so I recorded this in her honour.”
Countrywide Soul tracklisting:
All In Time (Jim Cuddy - All In Time)
Countrywide Soul (Jim Cuddy - The Light That Guides You Home)
Clearer View (Blue Rodeo - Palace Of Gold)
Everybody Cries (Jim Cuddy - All In Time)
Dragging On (Blue Rodeo - Tremolo)
The Light That Guides You Home (Jim Cuddy - The Light That Guides You Home)
Glorious Day (new song)
Maybe Sometime (Jim Cuddy - The Light That Guides You Home)
Back Here Again (new song)
Almost Persuaded (inspired by the original George Jones recording)
Rhinestone Cowboy (inspired by the original Glen Campbell recording)
Wash Me Down (Jim Cuddy - Skyscraper Soul)
Stream/Download Countrywide Soul HERE
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