A Quiet Intensity

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 31, 2013 5:00 AM

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The members of the Cowboy Junkies have remained true to their artistic vision while staying loyal to their fans through 20 years of performing.

They have created a unique and distinctive approach to classic rock, providing audiences with a quiet intensity during shows.

The Cowboy Junkies will perform its signature sound at 8 p.m. on Friday at the First United Methodist Church, 214 E. Jefferson. Admission is $35 in advance, $38 the day of the show.

The band formed in Toronto in 1985, when guitarist and songwriter Michael Timmins and his musical partner and bassist Alan Anton decided to recruit Timmins’ family for their group.

Michael’s sister, singer Margo Timmins, and brother drummer Peter Timmins jumped at the opportunity to make Cowboy Junkies a family affair.

The group recorded its début album Whites Off Earth Now in 1986, which was released on its own Latent label.

The band’s second album, The Trinity Session, was strongly influenced by artists such as Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams, and Jimmie Rogers.

This particular album is a combination of blues, country, folk, and rock music and features a collection of original songs and covers.

In 2008, the Cowboy Junkies released Trinity Revisited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its original recording of The Trinity Session.

— by Samantha Gentry

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