An Evening with Cowboy Junkies

Special Engagement

Saturday, June 21, 2014, 8:00 pm
(doors open at 7:00 pm)

including a complete performance of The Trinity Session

$42 advance / $46 door - SOLD OUT


June 21 8:00 pm

Cowboy JunkiesWe are sold out of advance tickets for this show. There may be some limited standing room only tickets available once the show starts at 8:00 pm for $46.

Cowboy Junkies don’t turn up their amps to 11. They don’t shout and strut and implore. Instead, they focus on the exact note, the exact word, the exact shade of emotion, and it’s the intensity of that focus that makes you snap to attention and listen. “Consider this music a salve for the soul,” says the magazine Blurt. Tonight they’ll commemorate the 25th anniversary of the release of their classic album, The Trinity Session, which the Daily Mail has called “their melancholy masterpiece,” featuring their brilliant reworkings of Lou Reed’s “Sweet Jane” and Hank Williams’ “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” as well as gorgeous originals like “Misguided Angel.” They’ll also play more recent favorites, including a generous selection from their last four albums, known as the Nomad Series. “Cowboy Junkies may never step out of the shadow of their seminal The Trinity Session recording, but there’s no reason the ambitious opus of the Nomad Series couldn’t otherwise serve as their masterwork,” says the magazine Paste.

The band formed in Toronto in 1985 when Michael Timmins recruited his sister Margo and his brother Peter to join him and his friend Alan Anton. Michael plays guitar and does most of the songwriting, Alan plays bass, Peter plays drums, and Margo sings. Oh, how Margo sings! The New York Times has praised her “ethereal smoke-and-honey voice.” If you’ve heard it, there’s no need to say more, and if you haven’t, you should remedy that situation as soon as possible. The band has recorded more than 25 albums, and their music has been featured on several TV and movie soundtracks. They’ve appeared on Saturday Night Live and late night shows with David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon. Here’s what the Buffalo News had to say about a recent performance: “The band offered a breathtakingly intimate brand of twilit, deep-hued music, moving gracefully from a whisper to an implied scream, without ever becoming unnecessarily loud. We heard every nuance, every subtle dynamic shift, every brushstroke on the snare drum, and nearly every breath singer Margo drew.” Cowboy Junkies are coming to the Freight. Get ready to listen.

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