Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cowboy Junkies

The first week of April is going to be Music Magic. First, I found out that Walter Trout is coming to town, and now I see that the Cowboy Junkies will be at the same venue, The Scottish Rite Auditorium, on Wed. April 1. Yeah, I bought tickets for that too! The cat is staying home this time, for this one I managed to get a real date!! The only album I ever purchased by the CJ's was "The Trinity Session". The Trinity church is a small historic church located in downtown Toronto where the band recorded this album in one day in 1998. I played the album constantly, the songs are so haunting, especially "Misguided Angel". Margo Timmins' voice is so mournfully sexy.

The feeling you get listening to "The Trinity Session" is described so perfectly on the CJ website by Mike Timmons. He writes:

"The beauty of the Trinity Session is that what you are hearing is exactly what went on in the church that day. Nine people communicating openly and honestly with one another through their musical instruments. It is a rare thing to come across in this day and age of hard sell and celebrity. The day following the session I went over to Margo's house with some cassette copies of the session. Coincidentally our mother was there. She had dropped in after doing an errand downtown. We put on the tape and listened in silence. After it was all over we sat there a little overwhelmed by what we had heard. Two days earlier this had not existed, now it was here and it was ours forever. My mother, clearly moved by what she had just heard, said, "my god, it's like you've just given birth to a baby". I suppose we had. "

Here is the album info:

01. Mining For Gold

02. Misguided Angel

03. Blue Moon Revisited (Song For Elvis)

04. I Don't Get It

05. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

06. To Love Is To Bury

07. 200 More Miles

08. Dreaming My Dreams With You

09. Working On A Building

10. Sweet Jane

11. Postcard Blues

12. Walking After Midnight

Original Release Date: 1988

Producer: Peter MooreEngineers: Peter Moore assisted by Perren Baker Production Notes: Cowboy Junkies: Margo Timmins (vocals); Michael Timmins (guitar); Alan Anton (bass); Peter Timmins (drums). Additional personnel: John Timmins (guitar, background vocals); Kim Deschamps (guitars, dobro); Jeff Bird (fiddle, mandolin, harmonica); Steve Shearer (harmonica); Jaro Czerwinec (accordion). Recorded live at The Church Of The Holy Trinity, Toronto, Canada on November 27, 1987.

And now, Twenty years later, the CJ's are doing The Trinity Session Revisited. I can't wait to be part of that. Until then here is a Musical Montage of what is in store for us Wednesday night, April 1, 2009.


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