Blackie & the Rodeo Kings 25th Anniversary Tour
Approximate running time: 2 hours
125 Front St
Nanaimo BC V9R 6Z4
Blackie And The Rodeo Kings, originally formed in 1996, when Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing, and Tom Wilson came together to record what was supposed to be a one-off tribute album to the great Canadian songwriter Willie P. Bennett. At the time, all three members were deeply committed to burgeoning solo careers that they had no intentions of putting on hold, and had no plans to turn Blackie into an ongoing concern. Now 25 years later, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings have organically evolved into one of the finest roots-oriented band in North America, and remain one of Canada’s greatest musical treasures.