Neufeld, Rick - Prairie Dog

Format: LP
Label: RCA Victor KPL1 0074
Year: 1974
Origin: Deloraine, Manitoba
Genre: folk, country
Value of Original Title: $35.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: 1970's, Manitoba, Folk


Side 1

Track Name
Country Pride
Morning Song
A Most Amazing Lady
Falling and Breaking

Side 2

Track Name
A Love Worth Living For
The Great Canadian Auction Sale
Souris River Valley Ups and Downs
Nothing Changes But the Seasons
Room to Breathe



Rick Neufeld - Prairie Dog


Rick Neufeld - Prairie Dog


Prairie Dog


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Rick Neufeld studied architecture at the University of Manitoba but later decided to pursue a career in music. After playing coffeehouses around Canada and the U.S., he got his own TV show, The Songsingers, on the Canadian CBC network. Hiway Child, his first album, appeared in 1971. Two albums followed: Prairie Dog in 1975 and Manitoba Songs three years later. (AMG)

Manitoba's Rick Neufeld grew up in the Mennonite community of Boissevain. He studied Architecture at the University Of Manitoba followed by travelling in Europe and North America before deciding on a career in folk music. He started in coffeehouses throughout Canada and the US performing at the Regina Folk Festival and Mariposa in Ontario. With appearances on CBC television he eventually landed his own television show called 'The Songsingers'. His songwriting also became popular with other acts and he had a succesful hit in 1969 with "Moody Manitoba Morning" by The Bells. His own albums were moderately successful but he did land a hosting job on CBC with co-host Colleen Peterson for 'On The Road'. The highlight of his performing career was a performance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

The album Prairie Dog featured Burton Cummings, Bill Wallace, and Garry Peterson, all from The Guess Who, as well as Terry Bush backing Neufeld.


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