Blackie & the Rodeo Kings
re-form every few years to record more albums, which aren't exactly tributes to me anymore that would be excessive but ride on the fun and success of the first album.
Unlikely, but it could happen. In fact, it's the story behind Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, the brainchild of Canadian singer-songwriters Stephen Fearing, Colin Linden, and Tom Wilson (of the band Junkhouse). Sometime in the mid-1990s, all three discovered they'd had the same idea: an album devoted to the superb artistry of the legendary Willie P. Bennett, one of Canada's untapped treasures. Bennett, of course, was partial to the idea. A band was formed, named for one of Bennett's own songs, and an all-Bennett album recorded, High or Hurtin', which promptly scored a Juno Award nomination and garnered Bennett who regularly tours 200 dates a year as the mandolin player for Fred Eaglesmith some proper renown.
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