And now for something completely different …
On YouTube I arbitrarily clicked on this music video and was immediately hooked.
Let’s make one thing clear: I am not a bluegrass fan. Name me a country music star and see my total lack of recognition. Show me a banjo and I’ll break out in hives.
So how come I enjoyed this video so much?
- The singer in the opening scene didn’t look like a typical country cowboy
- He was playing a cello
- The other guys weren’t wearing typical country cowboy hats
- The city didn’t look like a typical place down-south US
- In fact, it kinda looked familiar … hey, that’s the CN Tower in Toronto!
Turns out the band, Dead South is a Canadian group from Regina, Saskatchewan. They’re relatively new and been successful touring Canada, US and Europe.
They’re also not typical country bluegrass. Or so I tell myself.
Toronto, Canada. January 2017