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
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!
On October 6, 2021 there were 6 new songs played for the first time via a webcast that had been recorded earlier in the year. Michael and Margo Timmins performed the following:
- Blue Sky
- Circe and Penelope
- What I Lost
- What Remains
- Shadows 2
- Maybe It’s Your Heart
A few tour dates are coming up so we’ll keep an eye out to see if some of these songs get fleshed out with the full band and whether they will be appearing on an upcoming CD.
Join us on Wednesday, October 6 at 8pm EST on @sidedooraccess for a very special return of the Latent Lounge (Tickets – http://ow.ly/bBDF50Gg4ER). We will be streaming a 70 minute pre-recorded acoustic concert featuring six brand new Cowboy Junkies songs. A couple of months ago, as Covid restrictions began to ease, a few of us who record for Latent decided to get together in a funky old converted barn, located about two hours north of Toronto, to share a few of the songs that we had been writing and developing over the past many months in isolation. Andy Maize (Skydiggers) and Michael Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) performed a handful of songs from their Townies project; Jerry Leger and his longtime bass player Dan Mock performed five acoustic versions of songs off of Jerry’s upcoming Nothing Pressing album; and Margo and Michael of Cowboy Junkies performed six brand new songs that they had been working on at The Barn over the previous few weeks. We brought along a couple of cameras and our recording gear and the result is the latest Latent Lounge, our third in the series. Mike, Andy and Jerry will be in attendance in the chat so please make sure to say hi! We have intentionally kept the cost of the ticket for this event very low in hopes that many of you can donate a few more dollars to the “Legacy Of Hope Foundation”. This is a Canadian Indigenous charitable organization with the mandate to educate and create awareness and understanding about the Residential School System. If you can afford it, please pay a little more for your ticket. All money collected by Latent Recordings over the $10 suggested ticket price will be donated to the Legacy of Hope Foundation. Alternately, you can use the Donate link or go directly to the Legacy Of Hope website. www.legacyofhope.ca.
This one is just for the vinyl lovers out there…
We are excited to announce that 2007’s At The End of Paths Taken is now available on vinyl. This is one of our favourite albums and one that kind of got lost in the music biz shuffle. It is a joy to have the opportunity to give it another life. We have partnered up again with Wouldn’t Waste Records, our friends in Denmark, and they have done another excellent job. The record sounds beautiful. It is only available through our webstore and through the WWR webstore. If you are in North America it’s probably cheapest to order it through us and if you are in the UK/Europe it’s probably cheapest through the WWR store.
While you are browsing in our store make sure to check out all the other vinyl re-releases that we have in there. We are vinyl lovers and have paid attention to the details…these all sound fantastic. In there you will find double-disc versions of The Trinity Session, The Caution Horses, Black Eyed Man and Pale Sun Crescent Moon. We also have a few left of the 500 limited edition pressing of the Ghosts/All That Reckoning double album.
So if vinyl is your thing….get shopping!…and thank you.
We hope to see you soon.
Margo, Mike, Pete and Al