Cowboy Junkies: Covered In Blues (Interview With Michael Timmins)

The feeling of lost opportunity after 9-11 became the catalyst for the Cowboy Junkies latest album, Early 21st Century Blues, which features the Junkies covering the likes of Springsteen, Dylan, U2, and John Lennon. Songwriter Mike Timmins provides his thoughts on those fragile times, pleading his case to Yoko Ono and what’s next in line.

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Patty Griffin 3/22/2005: The Pageant, St. Louis, MO

Originality is what fuels Patty Griffin and her live performance. What her shows lack in quantity (she only played about 80 minutes), she delivers in quality: each note that comes from her lungs, if not perfect, strives for a uniqueness that no one can attempt to cover. Mostly performing tunes from her 2004 release Impossible Dream, Griffin was productive for every second, even when she talked about how bad the St. Louis Cardinals played in the 2004 World Series.

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Chris Thile: Deceiver

On Deceiver, Thile does it all, reinventing himself to the greatest degree; every note, word, and breath on the album comes from him.

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Damien Rice 3/29/2004: The Pageant, St. Louis, MO

Bursting onto the singer/songwriter scene with his album O, Rice, a native of Ireland, has quickly built a strong following in the United States with his emotional lyrics and steady radio play. And throughout his two-hour performance, you could argue that Rice will be able to stick around and build on his already strong foundation.

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