By writer and photographer, Alan Crandall, previously published at

Canadian rockers The Sheepdogs are a big deal in their native town of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. After touring Northern America for the last 6 years, entering and winning the Rolling Stone Magazine’s “Choose the Cover of the Rolling Stone contest” they are a big deal here too. Along with getting their mugs on the cover of the Rolling Stone they also received contract with Atlantic Records and the bragging rights to be “the first unsigned band to ever grace the cover of Rolling Stone magazine,” the contest award page states. “Millions of voters were cast” and The Sheepdogs were chosen.

I had the opportunity to check out The Sheepdogs at the Boulder Theater last Friday, Oct. 21 and I am glad I did. This band is the real deal, from the very first notes I realized we were in for a really good show. Warming up for Robert Randolph & The Family Band, The The Sheepdogs offer original songs in a old school rock and roll feel complete with the dual lead guitarists and showmanship of high energy rock band performance. I plan to check these guys out again and I hope they come back to Colorado soon. For more information check out




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