FALL TOUR DATES BEGIN OCTOBER 20 FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS BRUCE COCKBURN, MATT ANDERSEN, AND SAM PALLADIO IN OTTAWA, AND DAN AYKROYD IN KINGSTON
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM, KINGS AND KINGS TO BE RELEASE ON VINYL NOV 10 VIA FILE UNDER : MUSIC - PRE-ORDER HERE
“It’s a perfect complement to Kings And Queens and will hopefully gain the act some long deserved traction in the States.” - American Songwriter
“well-crafted compositions … flawless”- Exclaim!
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Today, Blackie & And The Rodeo Kings are sharing the new video for “Bury My Heart” from their latest album, Kings And Kings, which features the trio of Colin Linden, Tom Wilson, and Stephen Fearing joined by some of their favourite male songwriters including Dallas Green, Eric Church, Raul Malo, Bruce Cockburn, and many more.
Written by Colin Linden together with Jaida Dreyer, “Bury My Heart” was written so fast “it seemed to write itself,” says Linden. ”I knew that it needed someone who was a heavyweight and not fooling around to sing it. Eric (Church) came to my house ready. Knowing exactly what to do...I had played with him, Ashley Monroe, and T. Bone Burnett at CMT Artist of the Year Awards show, and I was blown away with him - we really connected. He has a deep knowledge and love of blues music as well as country and rock n' roll. It was great to work with him and we all appreciated his being one of our Kings’.”
Directed by Kaayla Whachell, the video for “Bury My Heart” features actress Mary Fehr, and “through a series of extreme close ups, conveys the feeling that she is being watched,” says Whachell. “She believes - or hopes - that she's being watched by her former boyfriend. At the end of the video, she realizes that she is the only witness to her heartbreak.”
Beginning on October 20, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings will continue to support Kings And Kings with a string of tour dates across Canada where they will be joined by special guests. At the National Arts Centre in Ottawa the trio will be joined by Bruce Cockburn, Matt Andersen and Sam Palladio, and in Kingston Dan Aykroyd will also grace the stage. More guests will be announced shortly. Full tour dates can be found below and tickets can be purchased at www.blackieandtherodeokings.com
Out now via File Under: Music, Kings And Kings, is the companion piece to their 2011 collaboration album King And Queens. Where that album featured guest appearances from some of the band’s favourite female singers, this one features some of the band’s best ‘guy’ friends from the world of roots, blues, and country. Each one of them an accomplished ‘king’ in their realm of creative endeavours and in many cases absolute ‘king’ legends in the entertainment industry.
Dallas Green, Eric Church, Raul Malo, Bruce Cockburn, Fantastic Negrito, Nick Lowe, Jason Isbell, Vince Gill, Buddy Miller, Keb Mo, Rodney Crowell, and the men of the TV show Nashville have all lent their voices to the album. Exclaim! says Kings And Kings is so full of great songs that “it's difficult to single out highlights on an album devoid of lowlights.”
Blackie And The Rodeo Kings originally formed in 1996, when Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing, and Tom Wilson came together to record what was suppose to be a one-off tribute album to the great Canadian songwriter Willie P. Bennett. At the time, all three members were deeply committed to burgeoning solo careers that they had no intentions of putting on hold, and had no plans to turn Blackie into an ongoing concern.
Now 20 years later, eight albums, one JUNO Award, and several JUNO Award nominations under their belts, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings have organically evolved into one of the finest roots-oriented band in North America. Blackie and the Rodeo Kings remains one of Canada’s greatest musical treasures.
Oct 20 - The Grand Theatre - Kingston, ON #
Oct 21 - Market Hall - Peterborough, ON
Oct 22 - Meaford Hall - Meaford, ON
Oct 25 - Empire Theatre - Belleville, ON
Oct 26 - Aeolian Hall - London, ON
Oct 27 - Centre In The Square - Kitchener, ON
Oct 28 - St. Francis Centre - Ajax, ON
Oct 29 - Avening Hall - Creemore, ON
Oct 30 - The Lighthouse Theatre - Port Dover, ON
Nov 1 - Holy Heart - St. John's, NF
Nov 2 - Rebecca Cohn - Halifax, NS
Nov 4 - National Arts Centre - Ottawa, ON %
# with Dan Aykroyd
% with Bruce Cockburn, Matt Andersen, and Sam Palladio
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