Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Then and Now April 21st, 2015: Cowboy Junkies

Every weekday at 8 PM is Then and Now with Brendan Hogan. This is when Brendan plays a set of songs back to back from the same artist emphasizing the beginning and the current status of their career. Tonight he will be playing "Walkin' After Midnight" and "We Are The Selfish Ones" from Cowboy Junkies.

Margo Timmins, Alan Anton, Peter Timmins and Michael Timmins founded Cowboy Junkies in Toronto in 1985. They released their debut record, Whites Off Earth Now!!--produced by Peter Moore and recorded in their family garage--the following year. The band gained notoriety, however, this their 1988 sophomore release, The Trinity Session, recorded on a single microphone at The Church of The Holy Trinity in Toronto.

Walkin' After Midnight: The Trinity Session is comprised of a mixture of covers and original material. "Walkin' After Midnight" is a cover of the song performed by Patsy Cline and written by Donn Hecht and Alan Block. The songs on The Trinity Session were inspired by the music the band heard while The South on the U.S. leg of their Whites Off Earth Now!! tour. It was producer Peter Moore who suggested recording in the church because of the natural reverb in the building. The band referred to themselves as The Timmins Family Singers and said that they were recording a Christmas Special in order to gain access to the building.

We Are The Selfish Ones: "We Are The Selfish Ones" is taken from Volume 4: The Wilderness of The Nomad Series, box set from 2012. The Nomad Series is a four disc box set spanning an eighteen month cycle between 2010 and 2012 . Each disc displays a different style of the group, Volume 1, Renmin Park, shows their experimental side, Volume 2: Demons is comprised of all Vic Chesnutt covers, Volume 3: Sing In My Meadow is more fun and boisterous and The Wilderness serves as the introspective, atmospheric one.

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