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Blackie and the Rodeo Kings in Vancouver–photos

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings Vancouver

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings at the Vogue Theatre, Nov 27 2012. Christopher Edmonstone photo

Photos–Blackie and the Rodeo Kings at the Vogue Theatre, Nov 27 2012

– by Christopher Edmonstone

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings brought a few special guests to Vancouver Tuesday night. Exene Cervenka of X sang with the band, which also included Matt Andersen and Amy Helm. The group was celebrating the recent release of the deluxe edition of their 2011 Kings and Queens album.

The Polaris Music Prize long-listed Kings And Queens paired the band with female artists such as Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Pam Tillis, Serena Ryder, Lucinda Williams, Cassandra Wilson, Janiva Magness, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Sam Phillips, Sara Watkins, Patti Scialfa, Holy Cole, Cervenka and Helm. Grammy-and Juno-winning producer Colin Linden produced the album, which was recorded in various cities from Nashville to Toronto to New York City to New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Woodstock.

The deluxe edition includes two new songs: “Let’s Set The World On Fire” and “Big East West with Patty Loveless.

Watch “Black Sheep” with Serena Ryder live in the CBC Drive Studio: http://ow.ly/5hg39

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