For Gullen and his bandmates that all happened in high school.
“I had a spare after lunchtime and so did Ewan [Currie, lead-singer]. And we became good friends over the music we heard. So we used to cruise around and listen to Hot Buttered Soul and together it was really the first time we discovered a lot of funk and soul,” says Gullen.
“It became a bit of a tradition and it was a gateway into discovering CFCR, a radio station that actually played this kind of music. It sounds cheesy, but it was the soundtrack to when we became friends.”
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While The Sheepdogs would eventually go on to tour the world, Gullen says that CFCR was an instrumental hub of all things Saskatoon music for the band during their formative years.
“Ewan, Sam and myself all had shows on CFCR at some point. It was something I always wanted to do. We all had that AHA moment, and it was great to be involved to help shape what CFCR was with all the other music fans,” he says.
While the band has returned to grace local stages numerous times ever since they fateful date with Rolling Stone Magazine back in 2011, it’s been seven or eight years since The Sheepdogs last graced the stage at Amigos, estimates Gullen. And now the group are back for this year’s FM-Phasis campaign.
CFCR will also have a table set up at each show if you wish to make a donation towards FM-Phasis. There are plenty of great prizes to be had for every donation, as well as great Grand Prize and Early Bird Prize draws.