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An Evening with Cowboy Junkies
SOLD OUT - $40 adv / $45 door
April 27 8:00 pm
Advance tickets for this show are sold out. Standing room only tickets will be available when the music starts at 8pm.
Cowboy Junkies don’t turn up their amps to 11. They don’t shout and strut and implore. Instead, they focus on the exact note, the exact word, the exact shade of emotion, and it’s the intensity of that focus that makes you snap to attention and listen. “Consider this music a salve for the soul,” says the magazine Blurt.
Cowboy Junkies released The Wilderness, Volume 4 of The Nomad Series in 2012, marking the conclusion of an ambitious schedule of four releases over an 18-month period. The group’s Michael Timmins says of the newest album, “The title, The Wilderness, in some odd way seemed to define what these songs were actually “about”: fragility, emptiness, loneliness, beauty, chance, loss, desperation – the delicate balancing act that makes up a life. They are about being lost in the wilderness of age, the wilderness of parenthood, in the wilderness of just trying to find meaning and substance, happiness and truth in ones day to day life. They are about standing alone in middle of it all, breathing in the cold still air and wondering.”
The band formed in Toronto in 1985 when Michael Timmins recruited his sister Margo and his brother Peter to join him and his friend Alan Anton. Michael plays guitar and does most of the songwriting, Alan plays bass, Peter plays drums, and Margo sings. Oh, how Margo sings! The New York Times has praised her “ethereal smoke-and-honey voice.” If you’ve heard it, there’s no need to say more, and if you haven’t, you should remedy that situation as soon as possible. The band has recorded more than 25 albums, and their music has been featured on several TV and movie soundtracks. They’ve appeared on Saturday Night Live and late night shows with David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon. Here’s what the Buffalo News had to say about a recent performance: “The band offered a breathtakingly intimate brand of twilit, deep-hued music, moving gracefully from a whisper to an implied scream, without ever becoming unnecessarily loud. We heard every nuance, every subtle dynamic shift, every brushstroke on the snare drum, and nearly every breath singer Margo drew.” Cowboy Junkies are coming to the Freight. Get ready to listen.
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