Exciting news….we have a new album coming out on June 2nd and today you can watch and listen to the first single, “What I Lost”. You can also pre-order the album on vinyl and CD and there are even a few limited edition coloured vinyl options, if you are so inclined.
The new album is called “Such Ferocious Beauty” and we’ll have lots more to say about it as the album release date gets closer. The new video was created by brother Pete and features our Dad as well as some super 8 footage of our Dad and Mom and family from the late 50’s and early 60’s. It’s an intense video for an intense song about an intense subject. If you want to fall a little deeper into it you should check out the Music Is The Drug podcast where Alan and I talked more in detail about the song and the making of it.
We are finally heading to the other side of the earth. Our New Zealand and Australia Tour starts next week on Margo’s birthday. If you are living down there in paradise and don’t have a ticket already, well, what’s holding you back? Check out our Tour Dates page and get on board. We’ll see many of you soon!
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.
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.