Blackie and the Rodeo Kings have organically evolved into one of the finest roots-orientated bands in North America.

The band originally formed in 1996 when talented musicians Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson came together to record a tribute album to the great Canadian songwriter Willie P. Bennet.


With eight albums, one Juno Award and several Juno Nominations later, the band has not looked back. After twenty years together, the band remains one of Canada’s great musical treasures.

Band member Colin Linden has produced over 100 albums and has played as a guest musician on countless recording sessions. He has served as the musical director for the live touring cast of Nashville that featured the stellar rhythm section of Blackie and The Rodeo Kings. Recently Linden has toured, playing guitar for Bob Dylan.

Both Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson have released solo albums and have toured throughout North America.

Do not miss their performance at the Tim Horton’s Southside Shuffle on Saturday, September 9th on the Sab Memorial Stage presented by Heath and Sherwood.


“Kings amongst men, and we love them all” –      Colin Linden