Music Recommendation — Cowboy Junkies

Cowboy JunkiesLong Journey Home

I only recently fully “discovered” this incredible Canadian band even though they’ve been around for over 20 years now. Formed by three siblings and a “best friend” in theCowboy Junkies Cover Art — LJH mid-80’s, I think everyone has heard this uncompromising group’s cover of Lou Reed’s “Sweet Jane”. Don’t ask me why, but I never looked any further than that. Perhaps because — in spite of the incredible amount of talent here, and millions of record sales to their credit — they’ve never really had a chart-topping single. But, while their musical honesty keeps them a little below the mainstream radar, it’s also what makes them so satisfying to hear — especially live.

Recently, I found their album “Long Journey Home”, a live album and DVD combo from 2006, featured at one of the music stations at Border’s. And that was it — I was hooked. In addition to “Sweet Jane”, try my favorites from this album: their cover of Robert Johnson’s “32:20 Blues”, the raw twang of “Cheap Is How I Feel”, the hauntingly conflicted “Good Friday” and, naturally, the spare and definitive Junkies song “Misguided Angel”.

You’ll be hooked too…

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