Last weekend Greg, Wayne and I went to see Cowboy Junkies at the Stiefel Theatre in Salina. It’s hard to describe their music, but it’s alternative… blues/country/folk/rock and amazing. If you haven’t heard them before, take a listen on youtube. Their rendition of Lou Reed’s “Sweet Jane,” is a fan favorite.
Margo is the lead singer, and her haunting voice has a real impact. She and two of her brothers are in the band. Her brother, Michael, who plays guitar, writes much f their material.
She always sings with flowers on stage that she arranges beforehand. She said in an interview it’s a meditation for her, that helps her with stage fright. She also walks out with her cup of tea as an anchor as well.
This Canadian band in incredibly prolific. They record at a tremendous rate compared to most artists.
It was a great evening with great friends and great music.