Cowboy Junkies Release Lost Album

We’ve always considered Sharon to be our lost child. Back in the Spring of 1989 we got together with Peter Moore and started planning our third album, the follow up to The Trinity Session. We decided to again do a one-microphone recording, so Peter Moore headed out to scout locations. One of the venues that he found was Sharon Temple, a uniquely beautiful wood building situated about an hour north of Toronto and built by a Quaker off-shoot as a place to perform music and celebrate God. We spent three unseasonably cold days there in April 1989 and Sharon was born. In the end, we shelved the album and went on to record The Caution Horses in its stead. But thirty-three years later, here she is, Sharon, for the first time on vinyl, rescued from the gaping maw of oblivion.

This album is available exclusively on 180 gram vinyl and only through our on-line store until early 2023, when it will be more widely released. It will also be available on streaming sites on Sept 30th, there are no immediate plans to release it on CD. This is a limited pressing which also includes an 8-page booklet containing liner notes by Dave Bowler (author of the band’s biography Music Is The Drug) and never before seen session photos by Chris Buck. Mastered for vinyl by Peter Moore.

This is a pre-order and will be shipped on September 30, 2022.


Guitar Tabs in progress…

I had Cowboy Junkies Guitar Tabs on the old site but didn’t bring them over to the updated site. I’ve had a few requests so I’m working on it! You’ll find the tabs under the “More” menu. If you find any mistakes please let me know. Cheers. CJ Bob

new album “Songs of the Recollection”

We are excited to announce a new album, “Songs of the Recollection” which you can pre-order from our web store today and which will be available everywhere on March 25th. It’s a collection of cover songs, some of which have been available on previous tribute albums, some that we dug out of our archive and some that we recorded specifically for this album, but all of which connects us to our past and helps to define our present. Long before we were musicians, we were music fans. We didn’t grow up sitting around the kitchen table playing instruments and harmonizing. We grew up sitting around the record player listening to each other’s record collections and having our minds blown by what we were listening to. This was the passion and experience that we shared. These are some of the songs and some of the artists that have found their way into our lives and eventually into our repertoire over the past fifty years. Enjoy! – Michael Timmins

New Cowboy Junkies Podcast

Happy New Year everyone!! Here’s hoping that 2022 is a lot better than 2021. We are kicking off this year by launching a Cowboy Junkies podcast called Music Is The Drug, hosted by Dave Bowler who wrote the Cowboy Junkies biography. Each episode of the podcast will focus on one song from our catalogue which Mike and Al will discuss in depth, with lots of prodding from Dave! 

The first episode has been launched and we start with the first song, on the first side, of the first album, Shining Moon. New episodes will be uploaded every ten days or so. Here is a link to help you find it, enjoy!

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