It’s been over 20 years now, and they’re still rockin’
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings may have become “a thing” by accident, but the career of each individual musician is anything but.
Including every Blackie and The Rodeo Kings album, Colin Linden has produced over 100 albums. He has played as a guest musician on countless recording sessions. Recently, he has played an integral role in the authenticity of the hit television series Nashville. Colin served as the musical director for the live touring cast of Nashville that featured the stellar Blackie and The Rodeo Kings rhythm section of John Dymond (bass) and Gary Craig (drums). Somehow, Linden found time to do a string of dates playing guitar for Bob Dylan and he released his 2015 album, Rich In Love, on Stony Plain Records.
Stephen Fearing was born in 1963 in Vancouver, British Columbia and grew up in Dublin, Ireland where his schoolmates included future members of U2.
He moved to Minneapolis in 1981 and back to Vancouver in 1984 to become a professional musician. In the years since, he’s been named as one of the finest songwriters in Canada and has built a national – and international – audience for his music, doing it old school through countless performances at intimate venues and on the concert stages of festivals and theatres across Canada, the US, the UK, and Europe, with appearances at major events like the Reading Festival and WOMAD, to name just a few.
In 2015, Tom Wilson released his third album under his nom de plume, LeE HARVeY OsMOND. Titled Beautiful Scars, the album has received critical attention in both Canada and the United States, leading to extensive touring of North America. In the mix of writing, recording and performing, Wilson revealed publicly some new and compelling information about his life and heritage. This led to an offer from Random House for a book about his life and journey. In fact, his book can already be pre-ordered online and will be released in November.
Here’s the trio performing “I’m Still Loving You.”
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings will be on our stage October 27. Buy your tickets now for an evening of down-to-earth, good ol’ Canadian roots and folk music.