There’s a freelancer at Prairie Dog who has a patrilineal connection to Can-Rock royalty.

It’s not Burton Cummings — although he certainly qualifies as Can-Rock royalty in his own right, both as a lead singer and songwriter for the Guess Who from 1965-75, and as a solo artist after that with a number of hits to his credit.

He even did a bit of acting, as I recall, in a 1982 movie called Melanie where he played a has-been L.A. rocker who ends up befriending a woman [Glynnis O’Connor] who is trying to win custody of her son from her ex-husband [Don Johnson].

On Monday April 20 Burton Cummings is in town to play a show at Casino Regina. Start time is 8 p.m., and tickets are $83/$88.

And for a blast from the past here’s the closing credits for Melanie where Burton Cummings performs the song “You Saved My Soul”