Blackie And The Rodeo Kings – Kings And Kings



The album kicks off with the Live By The Song, which is simply the autobiography of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. The song is really the biography of every working musician/songwriter committed to the life. Perfectly featuring the voice of Grammy award winner Rodney Crowell and Fearing on the lead vocal. Nick Lowe brings elegance to Secret of A Long Lasting Love. The gorgeous rendition of Fearing's High Wire featuring the impeccable voice of Raul Malo. A Woman Gets More Beautiful situates long time friends and collaborators Linden and Bruce Cockburn. On this track the pair philosophize on the appreciation of timeless beauty, slipping from English to French to English. On every Blackie and The Rodeo Kings album there is a song penned by their namesake, the late great Willie P. Bennett. This Lonesome Feeling is a classic cowboy lament. Multi Grammy award winner Vince Gill takes it to the Mountain with his contribution. Long Walk To Freedom is Fearing with the iconic Kevin Moore aka Keb Mo, long time friend and collaborator of Linden's. Groove and melody reign under fantastic manipulations by Oakland's Fantastic Negrito on Wilson's Bitter and Low. Next Beautiful Scars the song inspired by novelist Miriam Toews benefits from the amazing vocal performance by Dallas Green, City and Colour. Linden has spent hours with the cast of NASHVILLE helping the actors and musicians bring there best to the screen and live stage. For Where The River Rolls, he gathered the crew at the day job around the microphone to bring their vocal skills to the track. The result is an upbeat and fun celebration with Linden, Sam Palladio, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten and Jonathan Jackson all sharing verses and harmonies. Eric Church on Bury My Heart and Jason Isbell on Land Of The Living (Hamilton Ontario 2016) bring a real contemporary country music voice and feel to Blackie and The Rodeo Kings. Like every King on the album, these guys can sing the lights out and they do.

Track Listing:
1. Live By The Song - feat. Rodney Crowell - 3:55   2. Bury My Heart - feat. Eric Church - 3:59   3. Beautiful Scars - feat. City And Colour - 4:55   4. High Wire - feat. Raul Malo - 3:59   5. Playing By Heart - feat. Buddy Miller - 3:50   6. Bitter And Low – feat. Fantastic Negrito - 3:42   7. Secret Of A Long Lasting Love – feat. Nick Lowe - 3:42   8. A woman Gets More Beautiful – feat. Bruce Cockburn - 4:51   9. Land Of The Living Hamilton Ontario 2016 – feat. Jason Isbell - 4:59   10. Long Walk To Freedom – feat. Keb Mo - 4:17   11. This Lonesome Feeling – feat. Vince Gill - 4:42 12. Where The River Rolls – feat. Charles Esten, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Jackson , Sam Palladio - 3:08