Made a few years ago this short film pays tribute to beloved Canadian country rock band Blue Rodeo. They’ve been traveling the highways and back roads of Canada for almost 30 years, bringing their music to audiences far and wide, and building a passionate and dedicated fan base. The expressions on the faces in the crowd say it all: concert-goers are transported to moments in their lives that remain vital in their hearts. Blue Rodeo: On the Road follows this iconic band on the last leg of their 2014 tour, and revisits their early days through found footage. The film captures the essence of a band that is forever moving forward—and always finding inspiration for their songs in the landscapes and people of Canada.
This film was produced by the NFB in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation on the occasion of the 2014 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards.”
For me – it is a thirty year connection to a place and a sound….and not many relationships last that long!