Canada’s Best Music – 5 Songs At A Time – Part 4


Sam Roberts Band playing Lollapalooza in 2007

Sam Roberts

Welcome back to the list of Canada’s best music.  This entry includes some current stars, a classic rocker and a pair of icons, one of whom you may not have realized was Canadian based on music history and cultural impact.  Let’s start with the video.

1. Sam Roberts

“Canadian Dream”

This is the first entry in the list for Sam Roberts.  The band is a current favourite and has an extensive following.

2. The Guess Who

“Running Back to Saskatoon”

Another Canadian icon makes its first entry to the series.  This song has always been one of my favourites for several non-musical reasons.  First I am originally from Winnipeg, where they hail from, and second Saskatoon is my second home, lived there for 15 years.

3.  David Wilcox

“Riverboat Fantasy”

David Wilcox, love this guy.  The prototypical live guitar player.  Writes some very interesting lyrics and simply loves to play live.  We saw him play at Olympic Plaza in downtown Calgary on Canada Day and it was just nuts.  Lots of fun when this guy cuts loose.

4.  Neil Young

“This Note’s for You”

Bet you didn’t know Neil Young was a Canuck did ya.  The first time on the list, this tune rocks.

5.  Our Lady Peace

“Julia”

A second entry in the first twenty songs posted.

About John

I enjoy travel, sports, music and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of music and travel posts and a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Canuck.

Posted on December 23, 2011, in Adult Alternative, Canada, Canada's Best Music, Canadian Music, Classic Rock, Live Music, Rock and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. – Loved Riverboat Fantasy, but your man looks like a zombie on the attack when he gets into his lead.
    – Seriously, does anyone not know Neil is Canadian? (was going to say something about flannel here but I’ll leave it alone). I remember when that song came out. It’s still great, and sadly, I remember everything he’s spoofing.
    – Loved the Our Lady Peace track.

    Thanks for another great set!

  2. I’m actually going to see Burton Cummings at a local venue in Long Island, NY. He is playing with Don McLean. Should be an entertaining show.

  3. You will like. I saw Don McLean here in Calgary a few years ago, outdoor venue at our Folkfest. He was really good. He closed the show, and the crowd loved him. He followed Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, so the crowd was pretty energized when he hit the stage and he actually kept up the momentum. Quite the pro.

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