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Canadian folk/alt-country band Blackie and the Rodeo Kings are set to release Kings and Queens today (6/14) in the US via Music/Dramatico/Universal. The album features a different female vocalist in each track, and the list is pretty impressive. It includes Lucinda Williams, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Exene Cervenka of X, Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek, Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash and others. Full tracklist below.
No special guests are announced, but we know at least one of the artists that appears on the album is probably in town. NYC resident Rosanne Cash, who spends much of the summer touring to promote her music and a book, has no dates scheduled before this Thursday (6/16) when she plays as part of Hal Wilner's 'Freedom Riders' show with Lou Reed, Tao Seeger, and others.
Exene Cervenka will be in NYC with X in September and October.
I don't know if Sara Watkins is on tour with the Decemberists (who play Prospect Park tonight), but she did play with them at the Beacon Theater in January.
All B&RK tour dates, album art, and tracklist below...
Kings and Queens Track Listing:
1. If I Can't Have You (feat. Lucinda Williams)
2.Another Free Woman (feat. Sara Watkins)
3.Got You Covered (feat. Rosanne Cash)
4.I'm Still Loving You (feat. Amy Helm)
5.Golden Sorrows (feat. Cassandra Wilson)
6.Shelter Me Lord (feat. Patti Scialfa)
7.My Town Has Moved Away (feat. Pam Tillis)
8. How Come you Treat Me So Bad (feat. Janiva Magness)
9. Step Away (feat. Emmylou Harris)
10. Heart O' Mine (feat. Mary Margaret O'Hara)
11.Brave (feat. Holly Cole)
12.Made Of Love (feat. Exene Cervenka)
13.Love Lay Me Down (feat. Sam Phillips)
14.Black Sheep (feat. Serena Ryder)
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings 2011 Tour Dates
06/14/11 New York, NY The Living Room
07/08/11 - 07/10/11 Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Folk Festival
07/16/11 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Bluesfest
07/29/11 Comox, BC Filberg Festival
07/30/11 Portland, OR Alberta Rose Theatre
08/04/11 Calgary Calgary International Blues Festival
08/07/11 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Folk Music Festival
08/10/11 Boulder, CO 3rd Annual FMQB Triple A Conference
08/28/11 Charleston, WV Mountain Stage