BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS TO PERFORM AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY ON MARCH 8
ALT-COUNTRY SUPER-GROUP FINISH UP EXTENSIVE CANADIAN TOUR, PREPARE TO HEAD SOUTH IN SUPPORT OF NEW LP
Blackie And The Rodeo Kings are going to Grand Ole Opry. They will perform at the legendary venue on March 8 as part of U.S. tour that will also see them perform at the famous Bluebird Café in Nashville on March 7 and at SXSW as they continue to celebrate the recent release of their critically acclaimed seventh studio album, South.
“The folk rock supergroup (fronted in turn by Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson) are onto something good.” NOW Magazine
“a strong contender for year-end best of lists.” No Depression
“Simply put, Blackie And The Rodeo Kings’ South is the work of some talented vets – confident, yet passionate.” Relix Magazine
“one of the strongest discographies in Canadian roots music.” Exclaim
“The best roots rock band in Canada, period.”Hamilton Spectator
LISTEN TO “NORTH” HERE
LISTEN TO “SOUTH” HERE
SOUTH, is a fresh creative step for songwritersStephen Fearing, Colin Linden, and Tom Wilson. Blackie and the Rodeo Kings’ latest album builds on their consistently energetic performances with largely acoustic yet reliably punchy arrangements, showcasing the multiple strengths of the alt-country super group.
Outside of Blackie, the three have maintained their individual careers. Fearing is a widely respected solo artist, and is half of the duo Fearing and White with noted Irish artist Andy White. Wilsonhas worked solo, as well as leading the bandsJunkhouse and Lee Harvey Osmond. Linden, who relocated to Nashville in 1996, has released several solo albums and recently played guitar inBob Dylan’s touring band. As guitarist, songwriter and/or producer, he’s also worked with the likes ofThe Band, T-Bone Burnett, Bruce Cockburn, Emmylou Harris, Diana Krall, Leon Redbone, and Lucinda Williams.
U.S. TOUR DATES
Feb 28 Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
Mar 1 – Elgin, IL – Visual and Performing Arts Centre
Mar 2 – Evanston, IL – Evanston SPACE
Mar 3- Lexington, KY – Woodsongs Old Time Radio Show
Mar 5- Nashville, TN – Music City Roots at The Loveless Cafe
Mar 7- Nashville, TN – Bluebird Cafe
Mar 8 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry
Mar 9 – Washington, DC – The Hill Country Barbeque
Mar 13- Austin, TX – SXSW Red Eye Fly
Mar 14- Austin, TX- SXSW The Saxon Pub
Mar 15 – Austin, TX – SXSW The Continental Club