Cowboy Junkies (CAN)

Cowboy Junkies (CAN)

Cowboy Junkies (CAN)Now that’s what we call continuity. The Cowboy Junkies arriving in Rudolstadt are the same quartet line-up which founded the band in Toronto 34 years ago. Playing Americana (when it was still called alternative country), they’re still playing the kind of music that got The Trinity Sessions (1988) described tongue-in-cheek as “so ethereal and low-key ambient it makes the Grateful Dead sound like Napalm Death.” (Sean O’Hagan, NME). But now the music’s still maturer and more intenser. A five-star recommendation.

 

Photo: Heather Pollock