Canadian blues powerhouse Matt Andersen and Nashville star Sam Palladio added!
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, the Canadian music “supergroup” made up of celebrated veteran blues, roots, rock and folk musicians Stephen Fearing, Colin Linden and Tom Wilson, bring us the companion piece to their 2011 collaboration album Kings And Queens. Kings And Kings features some of the band’s best ‘guy’ friends from the world of roots, blues and country. Each one of the guest artists is an accomplished ‘king’ in their realm of creative endeavors and in many cases absolute ‘king’ legends in the entertainment industry.
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings originally formed in 1996 when Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson came together to record what was supposed to be a one-off tribute album to the great Canadian songwriter Willie P. Bennett.
Now into their second decade and with one JUNO award and several JUNO nominations under their belts, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings has evolved into one of the finest roots-oriented bands in North America and remains one of Canada’s greatest musical treasures.
Matt Andersen is one of Canada’s greatest blues performers, building fans with consistent worldwide touring, and winner of multiple Maple Blues Awards, two European Blues Awards, and a JUNO nomination for Roots & Traditional Album.
Sam Palladio plays "Gunner Scott" on the hit TV show Nashville. He appears on the new Blackie and the Rodeo Kings album Kings and Kings.
Thompson Wilson's words evoke stories of true sorrowing passion, flickering visions of the night and loves endless highways. His melodies have been gathered from the side of the long road he has travelled. Wilson’s songwriting has been critically acclaimed and the songs themselves recorded by City and Colour, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings And Colin James.