My new Canadian friend David and I spent three days at the Bluegrass Festival here in Blythe, enjoying all the wonderful American bands. So, to make things a little more even, he's now introduced me to some of his favorite Canadian music-makers, among them The Good Brothers and Valdy. So, I'd like to share a little with you on this very rainy day in the Southern California desert.
Here's a YouTube clip of one of my favorite songs performed by The Good Brothers, Don't Pet the Dog.
Another favorite is Alberta Bound.
As Valdy stated in this memorable song, Play Me a Rock and Roll Song, "This is a song of mass rejection."
Here he sings Ordinary Man: