Ewan Currie of The Sheepdogs talks about some of the inspiration for new album ‘Outta Sight’

Ever since boogie rockers went mainstream by winning a Rolling Stone 11 years ago cover competition, Sheepdog Evan Curry, Ryan Gullen, Sam Corbett, Jimmy Boskill and Shamus Curry didn’t look back.

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Evan Curry said he’s still a little surprised that his band — which released their seventh studio album, “Outta Sight,” on Friday — came out victorious, as the three-time Juno Award winners played a guitar-driven, classic ’70s song. The rock aesthetic of the decade was adopted. Not in line with the alt-rock sound of the time.

“It shed light on us in 2011 and I had no idea how much of the spotlight would be available to a band of our genre, you know?” Curry called over the phone from Hondarribia, Spain, where the band began their European tour.

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“We’ve lived very strongly as a musical in the past and we love that. We did what we do and despite rock ‘n’ roll not being the big, influential art form, it’s a big hit in the music world…

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