Friday, November 22, 2013

CD Review: Blackie And The Rodeo Kings Head Down "South" On New Release

From Canada comes the latest release from Blackie And The Rodeo Kings. Their latest album entitled "South" will be available on January 14 through File Under: Music. They previously released 7" singles of the two opening songs  on the album, "North" and "South." Their sound has a classic acoustic tone that brings up the ghosts of past country music legends.

The new album carries a raw, live in-the-studio feel with the entire band sitting together around the mics. They seem to be feeling their way through songs like "Gotta Stay Young" and "Everything I Am," but that's part of the charm of this recording. They add a little pep to their sound with the chugging guitar of "Summertime's Over" and tread over to a little bluegrass on "I'm Still Loving You." The album closes with Blackie And The Rodeo Kings covering Canadian folk artist Willie P. Bennett's "Driftin Snow," which is the perfect collaboration between the band members and also features some great harmonizing.

The band will be hitting the road in January with a load of dates in Canada. To find out more about Blackie And The Rodeo Kings and their latest album "South," please visit blackieandtherodeokings.com.

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