Devin Cuddy - SECOND SHOW ADDED!

  • November 10, 2023 8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • Red Bird

    1165 Bank Street
    Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4
Ticket Price (CAD) $30.00 This event is now over
Description

Devin Cuddy is a singer songwriter based in Toronto. From an early age he was drawn to music of the past. While sifting through his father's (Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo) CD collection, he found the music of Louis Armstrong and New Orleans blues piano players like Dr John and Professor Longhair. After attending York University for Jazz Piano, Devin starting hanging around Toronto's Cameron House, where he was inspired by the local singer songwriter scene. He began his performing career alone at the piano, playing every Wednesday night. It was during this time that he began writing and testing out his own material on an ever growing crowd. Drawing from inspirations like Randy Newman and Steve Earle, Devin started to build up a catalogue of his own material.

 

When the cameron house decided to start a label to showcase local artists, Devin was quickly recruited. His first release, Volume One, was released in late 2012 and was nominated for a Juno. The record was a blend of his love for New Orleans blues and outlaw country. In support of the release, Devin and his band headed out on a cross country tour opening for his father's band, Blue Rodeo. "This was a tour that really shaped my band, and taught us a lot of about how to be a band and succeed on stage" Devin said "I'm very lucky and grateful to have had such an opportunity at such an early point in my career".

 

Volume One was followed up by Kitchen Knife, produced by Greg Keelor, and then an EP called Amy's Dream, produced by Chis Stringer, who's songs Maggie's Hardware Store (a cover of a jack marks song) and Radio took him in a more roots rock direction. This direction continues with Devins latest release Dear Jane, due out November 3rd 2023. “This record is a collection of songs written and recorded on both sides of the pandemic. It is a collection of stories about people from all walks of life, and different eras in time. I found that during the pandemic I was unable to write, unable to find inspiration. I later realized that what I was missing was human interaction. I am inspired by peoples stories, their lives and the interaction of sharing those things, and without that my creative output was next to nothing. So in a way, this record is an homage to that feeling and that process of writing. It is a roadmap to the people and places I get to experience playing music and traveling for a living.”  Devin explains.

 

You can find Devin and his band traversing the country, taking his unique sound and stellar live show from coast to coast to coast.

Date & Time

Fri., Nov. 10, 2023 8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Venue Details

Red Bird

1165 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4 Red Bird
Red Bird Live

Red Bird is an intimate, 80 capacity music venue with excellent sound and sight lines from every seat.

We are licensed and have a selection of locally crafted beers and ciders plus a small but fine selections of wine and spirits. 

We also carry a selection of non-alcoholic beverages such as locally made sodas and non-alcoholic beers, and a small menu of snack foods such as pressed sandwiches, hot dogs, soft pretzels and pastries.

Unless otherwise noted, all shows are all ages. Everyone must have a ticket, regardless of age. 

Doors open one hour ahead of the performance time. 

Parking is available at the south end of our building and on side streets (please be respectful of parking restrictions).

Regrettably, our space is not accessible. There are six gradual and wide steps to our front door with railings on each side. Once inside, everything is on one floor including an accessible washroom. 

Event end times will vary depending on the artist.

There is no phone number for the venue. Please email bookings@redbirdlive.ca or reach out via social media with inquiries. 


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