Cowboy Junkies Celebrate 20 Years

Published: 2006-10-17
Canada's Cowboy Junkies are celebrating their 20th anniversary in a number of ways.

The country rock quartet formed in Toronto in 1985 and are planning a return to their city of origin to re-record the album that put them on the map, 1988's The Trinity Session. The Junkies recorded their sophomore album at Toronto's Church of the Holy Trinity in a 14-hour session with one microphone.

Guitarist Michael Timmins told Billboard that the band is making arrangements to play again at the Toronto Church in honour of their anniversary. The session, to take place sometime in 2007, will be filmed and recorded but Timmins said the band doesn't want to just re-record The Trinity Session but re-interpret it in the same environment it was recorded.

They are also marking their 20 years as a band by releasing a book with L.A. artist Enrique Martinez Celaya. The book combines photos, artwork and lyrics to trace the history of the Cowboy Junkies.

To add to the celebratory list, the band's archivist has put together a site featuring live concerts.

The Junkies are Michael Timmins and his siblings, vocalist Margo Timmins and drummer Peter along with bassist Alan Anton. They are currently working on a new album, due out next spring. The band will finalize details of their Toronto concert in the coming weeks.

They will be heading across Canada for some sold out shows from November 10-14, from Toronto to Vancouver. Fans can get on a waiting list for tickets at

Writer: Meghan Wubs



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