Michael Timmins and Alan Anton previously played together in the punk-influenced Hunger Project Toronto, London and the experimental band Germinal London , the latter recording Din for Timmins's own Latent label in
Michael Timmins and Alan Anton previously played together in the punk-influenced Hunger Project Toronto, London and the experimental band Germinal London , the latter recording Din for Timmins's own Latent label in Following the album's release in they toured the southern US, where country music began to influence their work.
Michael Timmins recalled "we started listening to Hank Williams And the lyrics are so simple and direct. The Junkies' melancholic mixture of blues, country, folk, rock and jazz styles brought them both a cult following and critical notice in the US. The Trinity Session was praised by reviewers and received extensive radio and video airplay, especially on university and college campuses. The Los Angeles Times voted the recording one of the ten best albums of The Trinity Session illustrated Michael Timmins's masterful songwriting and guitar playing but the most identifiable feature of the Cowboy Junkies sound was Margo Timmins's voice.
During their early career the Junkies rehearsed in a tiny, urban garage and kept their volume low. Margo also sang quietly and began to realize her soft voice was very effective, and it became a signature sound for the group.
The images in Michael Timmins's songs contained "a juxtaposition of elements" The Record, 29 Nov and consequently his songs, including The Trinity Session's 'Misguided Angel' and 'To Love Is to Bury,' utilized this juxtaposition of strong, introspective lyrics with Margo's soft voice. In the early s Margo Timmins, who had become the band's 'voice' and front person, was embraced by the fashion industry.
She was named "one of the fifty most beautiful people in the world" by People Magazine and was photographed by American award-winning photographer Herb Ritts for a Gap clothing advertisement campaign. By the Junkies' style had evolved; they increased their volume, tempo and instrumentation on the album Black Eyed Man.
Following its release, the PolyGram Universal merger transpired renamed Universal Music Group and the band's Geffen agreement collapsed. Although the Junkies had little label support they embarked on a Miles from Our Home tour. The tour was a success and it made the group more aware of their large American fan base. They resurrected their independent label Latent Records, redesigned their website and negotiated agreements with MapleMusic.
The two albums were so successful that Universal offered the Junkies a distribution deal. In they returned to their roots and without the help of a producer or engineer, they recorded the album, One Soul Now. This title reflected the state of the band; after 20 years the Junkies were performing as one cohesive unit. The Cowboy Junkies have toured North America, Europe, Japan and Australia and in alone they performed at different venues in 15 countries. Extensive North American and European tours followed album releases in and The Cowboy Junkies have included many guest musicians on their recordings and concert tours including Kim Deschamps steel guitarist, Blue Rodeo , Jaro Czerwinec accordionist , Jeff Bird violin, harmonica, organ, 8-string bass, percussion and mandolin , Karin Bergquist singer and acoustic guitar , Ken Myhr singer and acoustic guitar , David Houghton percussion , John Prine singer , Linford Detweiler organist , Dave Allen fiddle , and Richard Bell piano and organ.
Margo Timmins married Toronto music industry lawyer Graham Henderson. Soundtrack Appearances Cowboy Junkies songs have appeared on several compilation, tribute and soundtrack albums.
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