Calgary’s Reuben and The Dark have released there masterful version of The Tragically Hip’s Bobcaygeon, and listening to it will help your soul and the future of our country.
Fans at the recent Calgary Folk Music Festival were left in awe when the band played the song, and you could almost hear a pin drop as the crowd of thousands were captivated by the band’s rendition. When the song finished, the cheers echoed so loudly off the buildings and hills that surround Prince’s Island Park, I think you can still hear them weeks later. It was one of those folk fest moments that no one will ever forget.
Wow! What a great cover of Bobcaygeon by Reuben and the Dark! #CFMF2018 Another great Folk Fest day and evening.
— Denis Laing (@d_laing) July 29, 2018
Iâ€™d be lying if I wasnâ€™t choked up @reuben_thedark â€˜s thoughful and sincere version of Bobcaygeon. Making Gord, @thehipdotcom and all of Canada proud. #cfmf2018 #cfmf #InGordWeTrust #DoItForGord
— moarbaconz (@moarbaconz) July 29, 2018
When Reuben sings “that night in Toronto.” It breaks me every time and I’ve listened to the song dozens of times.
The single has now been released for purchase and streaming, and even if you weren’t there that night, I think you will be able to hear the magic it captures. The single is available to stream on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and Google Play, and the band’s label Arts & Crafts’ website.
The proceeds from the song will go to the Downie Wenjack Fund, which focuses on youth, its active education on Indigenous history, and this land’s rich Indigenous culture. The fund was created by Tragically Hit front-man Gord Downie a year before he passed away.