You can always identify the Cowboy Junkies by the unmistakable vocals of Margo Timmins. Her dusky, haunting voice is a focal point in the band’s hypnotic blues-tinged balladry. Cowboy Junkies’ music blends alt-country and folk with the languid haze of the Velvet Underground. So it was fitting that one of their first hits would be a cover of the Velvet Underground classic “Sweet Jane.” Three of the band's members - singer Margo; songwriter, producer and guitarist Michael; and drummer Peter - are siblings, and bassist Alan Anton has been a member since the group formed in Toronto in 1985. Few bands have lasted nearly as long with their original line-up intact, and fewer still have created as consistently satisfying a body of work. Cowboy Junkies newest album, “Renmin Park”, was released earlier this month. It was inspired by Michael Timmins’s trip to China.
Added by Bimbos 365 Club on June 30, 2010