On Monday night at the Exchange, Cuff the Duke rolled into Regina for the first time since their visit, opening for Blue Rodeo. The Oshawa based alt-country experts have been touring for years and never stingy on stopping in our fair city.

A slightly more toned down audience showed up then the hundreds that showed up at their last gig in Regina, but there was still a strong following out to see the band .

Cuff the Duke did their thing – delivering altogether great country inspired tunes at crazy tempos. For appearing so young, this band is so mature on stage. They play with a comfort, style and tight sound that lots of career musicians only dream of achieving. No wonder they’re on the brink of switching gears from folk-indie darlings to Canadian music icons.

Touting their latest record Way down here which was co-produced by Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor, the band sounded impressive, as always. Their classic style really shows off their influences. Cuff the Duke is a good bet to keep an eye on in the years to come.

Photo by Kim Jay