Went up to Future Shop last night to pick up the new Blackie & the Rodeo Kings CD. It's part 2 of a set recorded in Woodstock last year, and features Garth Hudson & Jimmy Weider (from the Band) as well as all the usual suspects. If you're into rootsy music with some fine guitar playing and rough and tumble harmonies then B.A.R.K. are right up your alley. Check out the first Let's Frolic CD, and their absolute must-have BARK, but all of their albums are excellent. That's Tom Wilson, Stephen Fearing and Colin Linden...along with John Whynot, Gary Craig and the great Richard Bell. Well...Let's Frolic Again is sounding really good. Covers of "Down By the Henry Moore", Teenage Head's "Something's On My Mind", and Chris Whitley's "Poison Girl" and a handful of originals. Plenty of slide guitar. A fine addition to anyone's record collection (if we still call 'em that!)
See the Hamilton Spectator's review of My Name Is Buddy below.