Colin Linden is the guy you’re pretty sure you know from somewhere.
He’s the darkly attired guy you’ve seen at the grocery store, and the darkly attired guy you’ve seen playing in various actors’ bands on ABC’s “Nashville.” And he’s the darkly attired guy who you’re pretty sure you saw playing with Emmylou Harris, and also on that night when you stumbled into 3rd and Lindsley to hear a Canadian roots rock band called Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.
And wasn’t he a part of that “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” project? And didn’t you hear about him joining Bob Dylan’s band last year? Isn’t he a producer or something? Or a blues guy?
“Yes” to all of that. Linden never seems in a hurry, but he’s a dervish: Hardest-working Nashville-based Canadian in show business.