Cowboy Junkies

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Cowboy Junkies are a Canadian alternative country/blues/folk rock band. The group was formed in Toronto in 1985 by Margo Timmins (vocalist), Michael Timmins (songwriter, guitarist), Peter Timmins (drummer) and Alan Anton (bassist).

The Junkies first performed publicly at the Beverley Tavern and other clubs in Toronto's Queen Street West, including The Rivoli. Their 1986 debut album, produced by Canadian producer Peter Moore, was the blues-inspired Whites Off Earth Now!!, recorded using an ambisonic microphone in the family garage.

The group's fame spread with their second album, The Trinity Session, recorded in 1987 at Toronto's Church of the Holy Trinity. Their sound, again using the ambisonic microphone, and their mix of blues, country, folk, rock and jazz earned them both critical attention and a cult following. The Los Angeles Times named the recording as one of the ten best albums of 1988.

The band was nominated for Group of the Year at the Juno Awards in 1990 and 1991. In the early 1990s Margo Timmins was named "one of the fifty most beautiful people in the world" by People Magazine. The group has continued to tour North America, Europe, Japan and Australia with extensive North American and European tours following album releases in 2002 and 2004. In 2008, they released Trinity Revisited in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the original recording of The Trinity Session.

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Year Title Rating Releases
1986 Whites Off Earth Now!! 5
1988 The Trinity Session 4 7
1990 The Caution Horses 4 4
1992 Black Eyed Man 6
1993 Pale Sun, Crescent Moon 3
1996 Lay It Down 2
1998 Miles From Our Home 4
2001 Open 3 4
2004 One Soul Now 3
2005 Early 21st Century Blues 2
2007 At the End of Paths Taken 3
2007 Trinity Revisited 2
2009 Acoustic Junk 2
2010 The Nomad Series, Volume 1: Renmin Park 2
2010 The Nomad Series, Volume 2: Demons 4
2011 The Nomad Series, Volume 3: Sing in My Meadow 3
2012 The Nomad Series, Volume 4: The Wilderness 4
Sharon Temple Sessions 1
Written, Recorded and Unreleased 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1996 Studio: Selected Studio Recordings 1986-1995 Compilation 1
1999 Rarities, B-Sides and Slow, Sad Waltzes Compilation 2
2001 Best of Cowboy Junkies Compilation 2
2002 The Radio One Sessions Compilation 2
2003 Platinum & Gold Collection Compilation 1
2012 The Nomad Series Box Set Compilation 1
'Neath Your Covers, Part 2 Compilation 1
Sweet Jane Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1995 200 More Miles: Live Performances 1985-1994 Live 2
2000 Waltz Across America Live 3 1
2002 Open Road Live 4 1
2003 In the Time Before Llamas Live 1
2006 Long Journey Home Live 1
2007 Cookie Crumbs, Volume 1: The Path Taken Tour (Spring/Summer 2007) Live 1
2008 Cookie Crumbs, Volume 2: Blowin’ and Driftin’ (Ontario March 2003) Live 1
2008 Cookie Crumbs, Volume 3: Waltz Across America Tour (October 2000) Live 1
2009 Cookie Crumbs, Volume 4: In the Time Before Tapers Live 1
2014 Live at the Belly Up Live 1
Cookie Crumbs, Volume 5: Empire Theatre, Belleville, ON 5-7-09 Live 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Rating Releases
Anatomy Of An Album - At The End Of Paths Taken Remix 1
Anatomy of an Album - One Soul Now Remix 1


Year Title Rating Releases
1989 Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis) 1
1990 'Cause Cheap Is How I Feel 2
1990 Sun Comes Up, It's Tuesday Morning 1
1992 Southern Rain 3
1996 Angel Mine 1
A Common Disaster 1
Anniversary Song 1
The Post 1


Year Title Rating Releases
2004 'neath Your Covers, Part 1 1


Year Title Rating Releases
1992 Live! Live 2

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