ABOUT DIAMOND MINE
Derek Barnes: acoustic guitar & Jim Cuddy vocals
Barry James Payne: acoustic guitar, harmonica & Greg Keelor vocals
Plus a 5-piece backing band - bass, drums, electric guitars, mandolin and piano/organ
Eric Lundgren: Electric guitars
Paul Shilton: Keyboards
Geoff Jarvis: Bass
Craig Sharp: Drums
Led by Barry James Payne, former guitarist in Rant Maggie Rant and frontman of his own project String Bone.
In late 2015, Barry was asked to be involved in a fundraiser. On a dare by the venue's owner to do a Blue Rodeo tribute, he rounded up some great musicians and they tore the house down having a load of fun in the process with the audience dancing and singing along.
After their second show a few months later sold out, word caught on and venues in other cities were asking the band to come and play.
If you're a fan of Blue Rodeo, you won't want to miss Diamond Mine, the ultimate tribute band that's capturing the hearts of audiences wherever they play.
In a world where the music scene is constantly evolving, with their energy and musicianship, they have captured the soulful, country-inspired sound that made Blue Rodeo a beloved icon of Canadian music.
From "Try" to "Bad Timing" to "Lost Together," Diamond Mine transport listeners to a different time and place, evoking memories and emotions with every note.
But what sets Diamond Mine apart is their passion for the music they play. Close your eyes and you'll hear Jim & Greg singing those unmistakable harmonies. They don't just perform the songs – they embody the spirit of Blue Rodeo, creating a truly immersive experience for their audience. With their incredible musicianship and powerful vocals, they bring the soulful, heartfelt sound of Blue Rodeo to life.
In a world where the future of live music is uncertain, Diamond Mine offers a much-needed reminder of the enduring power of great music. Don't miss your chance to experience this unforgettable tribute to one of Canada's most iconic bands.
Whether you're a die-hard fan of Blue Rodeo or just appreciate great music, this is a show you won't want to miss. So mark your calendars, get your tickets, and prepare to be swept away by the magic of Diamond Mine.
We'll keep adding shows to the list as soon as they are confirmed. So, come back often to find out where they are playing. It's truly a riot! If you are a Blue Rodeo fan, you will enjoy hearing all of their hits and some other more obscure tunes they have written or covered throughout their amazing 35+ year career. AND I know you will have a blast, guaranteed.