Blackie & the Rodeo Kings originally formed in 1996 when Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and LEe HARVeY OsMOND (aka Tom Wilson of Junkhouse) came together to record what was supposed 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 intention of putting on hold, and had no plans to turn Blackie into an ongoing concern.

Now into their second decade and with one Juno award and several Juno nominations under their belts, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings has organically evolved into one of the finest roots-oriented bands in North America. They have released seven CDs and gradually developed a feeling of brotherhood manifested in a sense of groove and melodic and rhythmic play that is distinctive, mystical, energizing and constantly evocative. Blackie & the Rodeo Kings remains one of Canada's greatest musical treasures.

Part of the Homestead Songwriter Series.

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