Cowboy Junkies To Ride Again

Canadian rock vets the Cowboy Junkies are prepping a new studio album.

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Canadian rock vets the Cowboy Junkies are prepping a new studio album, reports.

“Right now we’re just touring constantly, as we always do, and working on new songs for a new record,” guitarist Michael Timmins tells the site. “The songs are there, it’s just when we get around to completely finishing it. To us, the pluses of making a record are just mysterious. We sort of build up the songs, play them live quite a bit and then we kind of figure out how we want to approach them in the studio. And we either approach them very slowly or very quickly, depending just on circumstance and how the songs are coming about.”

The Junkies’ last studio effort was 2007’s At The End of Paths Taken. In 2008 they reinterpreted their seminal album, The Trinity Sessions, with the help of Ryan Adams, Vic Chesnutt and Natalie Merchant, for the CD/DVD Trinity Revisited.

The band will launch a short tour on March 26th, in Rochester New York, during which they’ll play new cuts like “Angels in the Wilderness,” “The Confession of Georgie E” and “Fairytale.”

“They all sound like the Cowboy Junkies,” Timmins says of the new material. “I don’t know, they’re changing. With road-testing songs, you push them in a direction and then pull them back and then push them in another direction. Some of these songs I’ve just been playing me and Margo on acoustic guitar, and then we play them with a full band, so it’s hard to know where they’re going to end up.”

Cowboy Junkies Tour Dates:

Thu 03/26/09 Rochester, NY
Fri 03/27/09 Kent, OH
Sat 03/28/09 Louisville, KY
Sun 03/29/09 Morgantown, WV
Tue 03/31/09 Annapolis, MD
Wed 04/01/09 West Collingswood, NJ
Thu 04/02/09 New York, NY
Fri 04/03/09 Newburyport, MA
Sat 04/04/09 Skowhegan, ME

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