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The Sheepdogs: Throwback Guitar Majesty From the Great White North

by Will Hermes on Feb 14, 2011

. Photo by Shannon Heather.

Who: Shaggy, classic-rock-loving dudes from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Sound: Hard-charging Seventies-style jams full of harmonized Gibson guitar lines. "I carry a big torch for what Duane Allman and Dickey Betts did in the Allman Brothers," says singer-guitarist Ewan Currie. "And people always compare my vocals to Burton Cummings of the Guess Who."

Hometown Heroes: "We throw parties at this local senior center," says bassist Ryan Gullen. "Last time, we had a three-foot sheepdog ice sculpture that you could drink Jäger from. It was like a prairie wedding."

Road Dogs: "The distances between cities in Canada is unbelievable," says Currie. The band has already run two vans into the ground. "Winnipeg is eight hours from Saskatoon," Currie adds. "And the next gig will be another eight hours."

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