Cowboy Junkies need absolutely no introduction, but let's assume there are fans of alternative folk rock layered upon traditional country music who haven't heard of them yet. "The Trinity Session", their album recorded in a huge Catholic church in Toronto, has regularly featured in the all-time top ten albums list of dozens of music critics the world over. A chance to watch this unassuming musical royal family shouldn’t ever be missed. Don't let that happen to you – buy and sell Cowboy Junkies tickets on StubHub as soon as you see them!
The very birth of alt-country
Cowboy Junkies achieved their epochal status very early in their career, back in the 1980s. Which isn't to say that their music has dated in the slightest, perhaps because the musical themes that they so masterfully tapped are themselves universal and eternal. Here's a little challenge for you: have a look at any list with a title that starts "100 Albums You Must Listen To Before … " and you'll find "The Trinity Session" on it. Guaranteed. Usually when a band or solo artist releases an album that is instantly and universally revered early in their career, it's a portent of doom, for no other reason than the incredible pressure this creates for follow-up albums. It's a rare band that doesn't then fade into obscurity on the back of a few albums where they desperately try to recreate the magic, often involving a commercially disastrous change in musical direction. Not so with Cowboy Junkies. Album after album of impeccably crafted songs have flowed from their prodigious musical hearts. They've even survived the obligatory performance with the Boston Pops Orchestra, a comment for which we immediately apologise. Go and experience their enduring alt-country magic with some Cowboy Junkies tickets.
The indelible musical legacy of Cowboy Junkies
Any attempt to faithfully capture the impeccable musical career and credentials of Cowboy Junkies in anything but a book would be an injustice, but high points are easy to pick out. They have performed on every single talk show that could find a way to invite them, from Johnny Carson to Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon. They've been inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Their documentary CD takes four hours to cover their enormous influence on almost every acoustic album that vaguely enters alternative folk or country territory. They are also exceptionally generous musicians, inviting artists they admired to help them reinterpret their songs afresh when they rerecorded their iconic album for its 20th anniversary. Ryan Adams and Natalie Merchant were stunned to be included. We won't bother listing their peers to give you an idea of the musical style of Cowboy Junkies: they simply have none. We know someone who would sell his house for Cowboy Junkie tickets. At least you won't have to with StubHub.
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