tragically, Canada gets the short end of the stick for really hip bands…
Or do they?
They are home to one great band that, in my mind, has never achieved the worldwide recognition they deserve.
The Tragically Hip
Back in my days of living on the border…..the other border….down south…you know, Mexico…
I used to bartend at a downtown hotel bar. Once in a while, out of town bands would stay there.
It was there, that I met and was introduced to The Tragically Hip. We talked a while. They even gave me tickets to the show.
Being a hotel bar, we closed at 11 on slow nights, which gave me a chance to make the show.
I have been a fan ever since.
Here is their most well known song, eh.
From “That Night In Toronto” I give you….
“New Orleans Is Sinking”
As far as covers go, they were pretty difficult to come by.
Like I said earlier, not a very well known band outside of Canada.
I found one I that does it justice and is quite hip in its own way.
The band- Nikita’s Reason.
With an acoustic version…2 guitars…one voice.
Her reason…..cuz the song kicks ass.
I hope to one day take the trip up north to enjoy all things Canadian. Until then, I will continue to enjoy the music and the blogs that reside beyond the northern border.
The Tragically Hip…..you have been covered on Sunday.