The Canadian trio, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, played a blend of roots, folk, country and rock music during their impressive show Saturday night in Winnipeg.
The simple, dimly lit stage at The Burton Cummings Theatre perfectly fit the mood, where a straight-forward banner behind the band read, “This Bank Kills Hate”.
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings is made up of former Junkhouse lead singer Tom Wilson, singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing and blues musician and guitarist Colin Linden.
The trio and their back up band hit the stage at The Burt on Saturday around 9 p.m. to a warm reception from the crowd.
The band also charmed the audience with some funny and witty stories including one by Tom Wilson about how “horrified” they were when they first found out former American President George W. Bush was a fan of the band.
The show also featured guest musicians including Tom Wilson’s son Thompson who joined the group for one song, as well Sam Palladio one of the stars of ABC’s Nashville, who performed three songs with the group.