We’re off across the big wide sea…..check out the Tour Page to see if we’ll be in your backyard. We hope to see you soon.
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We are heading to beautiful New England tomorrow and will be playing shows over the next two weeks in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. John Farnsworth and Jeff Bird will be on stage with us again, and we’ll be playing material from our entire catalogue. We can promise you a great night out. We hope to see a lot of you out there. Check our Tour Page for details about all the shows.
Available now as a pre-order, exclusively through our online store, Sharon…our 1989 “lost album”….read on…We’ve always considered Sharon to be our lost child. Back in the Spring of 1989 we got together with Peter Moore and started planning our third album, the follow up to The Trinity Session. We decided to again do a one-microphone recording, so Peter Moore headed out to scout locations. One of the venues that he found was Sharon Temple, a uniquely beautiful wood building situated about an hour north of Toronto and built by a Quaker off-shoot as a place to perform music and celebrate God. We spent three unseasonably cold days there in April 1989 and Sharon was born. In the end we shelved the album and went on to record The Caution Horses in its stead. But thirty-three years later, here she is, Sharon, for the first time on vinyl, rescued from the gaping maw of oblivion. This album is available exclusively on 180 gram vinyl and only through our on-line store until early 2023, when it will be more widely released. It will also be available on streaming sites on Sept 30th. There are no immediate plans to release it on CD. This is a limited pressing which also includes an 8-page booklet containing liner notes by Dave Bowler (author of the bands’ biography Music Is The Drug) and never before seen session photos by Chris Buck. Mastered for vinyl by Peter Moore.This is a pre-order and will be shipped on September 30, 2022.
This is a pre-order and will be shipped on September 30, 2022.Order info here: https://merchmrkt.com/…/products/sharon-the-lost-album
We are excited to announce a new album, “Songs of the Recollection” which you can pre-order from our web store today and which will be available everywhere on March 25th. It’s a collection of cover songs, some of which have been available on previous tribute albums, some that we dug out of our archive and some that we recorded specifically for this album, but all of which connects us to our past and helps to define our present. Long before we were musicians, we were music fans. We didn’t grow up sitting around the kitchen table playing instruments and harmonizing. We grew up sitting around the record player listening to each other’s record collections and having our minds blown by what we were listening to. This was the passion and experience that we shared. These are some of the songs and some of the artists that have found their way into our lives and eventually into our repertoire over the past fifty years. Enjoy!
We have launched a Cowboy Junkies podcast called Music Is The Drug, hosted by Dave Bowler who wrote the Cowboy Junkies biography. Each episode of the podcast will focus on one song from our catalogue which Mike and Al will discuss in depth, with lots of prodding from Dave. You can find it on your favourite podcast hosting site or click on this link to help you search for it. Make sure to Subscribe or Follow the podcast so that you will be informed whenever a new episode is uploaded. Enjoy!
Unfortunately, due to the spiking Covid numbers in Canada and the US we are going to have to postpone our February shows in Northampton, Portsmouth, Ridgefield and Lexington. The good news is that we have been able to re-scheduled them for late April. Please hold on to your tickets as they will be honoured at the April shows. If you cannot make the new date, please contact the venue box office. You can go to the Tour page on our website to find all the relevant info on the new dates. Be safe. We’ll see you soon.
Tomorrow we are heading out on the road for the first time in 18 months for a short spin around the Great Lakes. We are nervous and excited and hope that those of you in the area can drop in and say hello. Joining us on-stage will be John Farnsworth and Jeff Bird. Here we go!
You can find all the show and ticket info here.
On Wednesday night at 8pm (EST) we will be debuting a performance film that a few of us got together to make over the last couple of months. It features mainly acoustic performance by three Latent artists including; six new songs by Margo and Michael Timmins; five new songs by Jerry Leger off of his upcoming Nothing Pressing album; and a handful of songs by Andy Maize (Skydiggers) and Michael Timmins from their Townies project. If you aren’t available on Wednesday night, the film will be available for 48 hours after the debut so you can watch it at any time (and as many times) in that window.
Tickets are cheap, only $10, but we encourage you to pay a little more and we will donate that extra to The Legacy Of Hope Foundation.
You can purchase your ticket here: https://sidedooraccess.com/shows/8LWXzL8Po02RhWlmUNLV
Michael, Andy and Jerry will be in attendance on the live chat for the debut of the film on Wednesday night, so drop in and say hello.
The numbers and number-makers tell us that releasing three minute and thirty second pop singles is the way to go, but we figure that everyone has a lot of time on their hands these days so here is a sixty-two minute journey for you. My friend, Andy Maize (Skydiggers) and I have been collaborating through these past many months. And this what we came up with: a bunch of music about childhood, and memory, and pandemics and guilt and responsibility. An album born of bad hockey, Covid, Black Lives Matter and age. So put on some headphones, take your streaming software off of shuffle, and kick two thousand fukcing twenty out the door. Enjoy!
To stream/download album click: https://ffm.to/townies
To understand what the hell you’re listening to click here: http://latentrecordings.com/townies