Inside The Music, the CBC Radio 2 documentary program, has produced an hour long documentary on the evolution and history of the band. It includes an extensive interview with me and Margo as well as interviews with a few of the people that have helped us along the way and a lot of well chosen audio clips. It’s a beautifully produced piece and worth an hour of your time.
Just an update for those of you wondering when the book will emerge…It is finished and about to be printed (we are just waiting on one final approval). Our plan is to have it in the hands of our Clubhouse Subscribers by early July (maybe sooner) and have it for sale in our store and on our merch table for August. We will be extending the Clubhouse until January 1, 2013, so there is no hurry for anyone that has subscribed to download everything, just yet. We will be emailing all of the Clubhouse subscribers in the next couple of weeks to make sure that their mailing addresses are still the same as when they signed up…and, oh ya, the book is going to be beeeeauuuutiful.
While we were on tour in February and March, Jeff put together a video for “Unanswered Letter” (off of The Wilderness album). The video is made up of images that Jeff captured while on that tour and then filtered through one of Mr Job’s more ingenuous pieces of software. Enjoy.
If you haven’t been paying attention then you probably haven’t noticed the treasure trove of recordings, exclusive to our site, stored in the EXCLUSIVES section. My favourite area of this important corner of our world is Cookie Crumbs (volumes 1 thru 10). These collections of live songs are curated by Cookie Bob who is a passionate taper of live music and someone who has attended close to 200 Cowboy Junkies performance: he has an excellent ear for the passion and nuance of a good live performance and each time we travel through the North East he generously provides us with a tin of the tastiest ginger snap cookies EVER made. We just posted Volume 10 (Underdogs) of his series. It’s a collection of songs, reaching back 25 years, that briefly made their way in to our repertoire and have either disappeared forever from our set or are rarely played.From my point of view it’s a gas to listen to, to hear the different musicians doing their thing, to hear Margo’s voice and style getting deeper and more intense. Take a listen for free, “share” the player around and, if you have eight bucks to spare, buy a copy….we fully appreciate and rely on your patronage.
This past March we made our ninth appearance on the venerable NPR show, Mountain Stage. It’s always a pleasure to journey to the heart of West Virginia to hook up with our old friends. the show will be aired this friday (May 18th) on participating NPR stations (a list of participating stations and air times can be found here) and next week it will be posted and archived at NPR.org/mountainstage.
We’ll be returning to NYC for two shows at The City Winery on August 5th and 6th. It’s a good venue to see the band and we enjoy playing there, which usually makes for a good show. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, but you can get your pick of the best seats starting tomorrow (Tuesday). So if you live in the area or are planning to visit NYC to check out the beautiful summer weather, you can buy your tickets here for the August 5th or August 6th show.
Also make sure that you take a look at the rest of our Summer tour dates. We are still adding more shows so make sure that you check back often.