|Birth name||James Gregory Keelor|
|Born||August 29, 1954|
Inverness County, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, record producer|
|Associated acts||Blue Rodeo, The Unintended|
James Gregory Keelor, Blue Rodeo, where he shares song writing and vocal duties with Jim Cuddy. Keelor has also released three solo albums and appeared as a guest musician on albums by Crash Vegas and Melissa McClelland. He participated, along with Rick White and members of The Sadies, in the supergroup The Unintended.(born Francis McIntyre, August 29, 1954) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known as a member of the band
Keelor was born Francis McIntyre in Inverness, Nova Scotia, on August 29, 1954. Though he didn't know until adulthood, his birth parents had put him up for adoption. Keelor was adopted at age three and raised in Montréal.
Keelor attended North Toronto Collegiate Institute, and it was there that he befriended football teammate Jim Cuddy in 1971. After graduation, Keelor, Cuddy and a group of college friends, in search of adventure, traveled to Western Canada in a rundown old school bus. The bus broke down in Saskatchewan, and Keelor somehow or another ended up in Lake Louise where he worked for a time. It was in Lake Louise that he learned to play the guitar and first considered a career as a musician.
Keelor has been friends with Jim Cuddy since both attended North Toronto Collegiate Institute high school. When they both had finished university, they decided to form a band which they called the Hi-Fi's, along with Jim Sublett on drums and Malcolm Schell playing bass. The band released a single in 1980 featuring "I Don't Know Why (You Love Me)" and on the B side "Look What You've Done". The record was not a big commercial success, though, and when they couldn't get a record deal in Toronto, they headed off to New York City. A while after returning to Toronto from New York, Keelor and Cuddy formed Blue Rodeo.
- For albums of Blue Rodeo see Blue Rodeo
|2005||Seven Songs for Jim|
|2010||Gunless- The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
|2010||Down and Out in Upalong (with Travis Good and Gordon Pinsent)|
|2021||Share The Love|
- For singles of Blue Rodeo see Blue Rodeo
|1997||"White Marble Ganesh"||44||Gone|
|1997||"White Marble Ganesh"|
|2018||"City Is A Symphony"||Christopher Mills|
|2009||Way Down Here||Cuff the Duke|
|2011||Morning Comes||Cuff the Duke|
|2014||Kitchen Knife||Devin Cuddy Band|
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- Panontin, Michael. "Review of Hi-Fi's I Don't Know Why (You Love Me)". canuckistanmusic.com. Canuckistan Music. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
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- "Canadian poet Al Purdy inspires songs by Jason Collett, Sarah Harmer and more". Now, January 22, 2019.