Saturday, 11 January 2014

New album from Blackie And The Rodeo Kings

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.