Kings And Kings
Grandioses neues Album des kanadischen Trios um Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing und Tom Wilson. "Kings & Kings" ist sozusagen eine Fortsetzung zu ihrem 2011 erschienenen Album "Kings & Queens", wobei diesmal, wie es der Albumtitel bereits verrät, ausschließlich männliche Kollegen die "Duett"-Partner sind. Und die Namen können wahrlich aufhorchen lassen: Rodney Crowell, Raul Malo, Buddy Miller, Nick Lowe, Jason Isbell, Bruce Cockburn, Keb Mo oder Vince Gill legten über die eh schon durchweg großartigen Songs einen weiteren Glanzpunkt.
Something like a year and a half ago, Black and the Rodeo Kings decided it was time to get together in Nashville to begin recording what would become the new record, “Kings and Kings”, a sort of sequel, if you will, to their 2011 album, “Kings and Queens”, which featured the three Rodeo Kings performing duets with something of a female whose who of the Americana music scene.
In a four day session originally intended to get four or five solid bed tracks for the new record, Stephen, Colin and Tom, along with their staggeringly great rhythm section of Gary Craig and John Dymond managed to capture all twelve songs for the album. They don’t always work together, but when they do they work hard!
“Kings and Kings” is a perfect representation of what Blackie and the Rodeo Kings have become over the years. B&RK is a place where the members come together from time to time, bringing with them the musical growth and changes that have come upon them while working on their individual careers. They bring these diverse experiences, along with their diverse styles, and consistently manage to build them into a consistent whole, never sacrificing each artist’s individuality in the process. ASnd not to mention all the guests they had invited to the studio – Rodney Crowell, Raul Malo, Buddy Miller, Jason Isbell, Nick Lowe or Bruce Cockburn, among many others.