Blackie and the Rodeo Kings are a Canadian alt-country group. I enjoy them as the country is more of a country blues sound. The group has been going strong since the early 1990’s and, in addition to the groups many record, has spawned many solo albums by its members, Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson. A great group to follow as there is some exceptional talent here. The song I have for you is a live version of “Got You Covered”, which was released as a single in 2011 and was featured on their album, “Kings and Queens”, also released in 2011.
Kind of a cheat here. Stephen Fearing and Andy White (Stephen is Canadian, Andy should be) have successful solo careers, but have teamed up here as Fearing in White to record an album and tour together. The album, Fearing and White, was released in March of 2011. They toured Western Canada and recorded the attached video on an iPhone. Nice job. I clued in on this band as Andy White and Fearing and White both follow me on Twitter. When I got the follow, curiosity drew me to YouTube to check them out and was pleased with what I found. Promotion in any way always helps. They made me a fan, and maybe you as well.
A bit about them now. Stephen Fearing is out of Vancouver and is a double Juno winner (Canada’s Grammy for the non-Canadians reading this). He is well-known roots and folk artist. He has been successful as a solo artists and as a member of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.
Andy White hails from Northern Ireland and is basically a rambling troubadour. He tours constantly and has played with a who’s who of Irish players, including Van Morrison and Sinead O’Connor.