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PAGE 4 APPALACHIAN JOURNAL - A PUBLICATION OF MOUNTAIN MESSENGER MEDIA OCTOBER 2009 Jun " Cowboy Junkies will entertain Oct. 10 at Carnegie Hall Continuing with our tradi- tion of packing the house after Taste of Our Towns (T.O.O.T.), Carnegie Hall is excited to pres- ent the alternative country fa- vorite, Cowboy Junkies on Sat- urday, October I0 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are going quick, so re- serve yours now to ensure you get to enjoy this fabulous show! One of the most original bands of the last 20 years, the Toronto quartet has made a ca- reer out of its soft-focus sound. Their mix of blues, country, folk. rock and jazz have earned them both critical attention and a cult following. Defined by country-flavored melodies and a narrative lyrical outlook on claustrophobic small-town life. the band has garnered a large enough following to make them one of the most success- ful cult bands in the world. With ambient walls of guitar provided by Michael Timmins, the eerie harmonica accom- paniment of Jeff Bird, long- time bassist Alan Anton. and Margo Timmins~ hushed, con- templative voice, the group's alt-folk draws inspiration from Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and The Velvet Underground. The ba~d released its de- but, Whites Off Earth Now!!, in 1986. Hypnotic and lan- guorous, it revealed Michael's fascination with Robert John- son, Lightnin' Hopkins and other seminal blues artists. The band toured the South- ern and Southwestern US in support of "the record, soak- ing up the music of Waylon dennings, Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers along the way, which, in turn, inspired their second album, The Trinity Ses- sion, self-released in 1988. Recorded with a single mi- crophone in Toronto's Church of the Holy Trinity in one 14- hour session - at a cost of $250 - The Trinity Session featured spare, lilting originals along- side Jennings, Williams and Patsy Cline covers, as well as a haunting version of the Velvet Underground classic "Sweet Jane." With "Sweet Jane" get- ting considerable airplay on college and commercial ra- dio and reviewers lauding the band's fresh sound, word soon began to spread. Before long, the Junkies had signed to RCA Records, which reissued The Trinity Session to a wider au- dience and platinum sales. Their subsequent albums - The Caution Horses (1990), Black Eyed Man (1992), Pale Sun, Crescent Moon (1993), Lay It Down (1996), Miles From Our Home (1998), Open (2001) and One Soul Now (2004) - chronicle the band's evolution, a process described as" gradual and organic." Cowboy Junkies returned to Toronto's Church of the Holy Trinity for a day in November 2006. joined by Ryan Adams, Natalie Merchant and Vic Ches- nutt to revisit the repertoire of The Trinity Session in celebra- t_ion of the original recording's 20th anniversary. Captured by l~flmmakers. Pierre and Fran- cois Lamoureux, the resulting documentary, Trinity Session Revisited. was released as a DVD/CD in January 2008 to overwhelming critical response. Opening for Cowboy Junkies is LeE HARVey OsMOND. the brainchild of Tom Wilson, from Blackie & the Rodeo Kings. Tom brought together an eclectic group of friends to de- velop a new sound they chris- tened acid folk. With hypnotic rhythms and a lot of groove the group of friends now known as LeE HARVEY OsMOND, created a sound that comes creeping out of the Northern woods and is oozing across the Great Lakes into the South, following the same path The Band did 40 years before. See what has been hailed as "one of the more notable records of the year" by No Depression magazine. Reserve your tick- ets today at or by calling 304-645-7917. For passionate, aggressive representation in matters involving: Automobile accidents Bankruptcy (Chapter 7 & 13) Criminal defense * DUI Divorce/child custody Please call for a consultation 100 Capitol Street Charleston, WV 304-72 0-1441 ATT 0 * Now Accepting Ma 103 N. Court Street Lewisburg, WV 304-645-7120 or Credit Cards Capture the very essence of charming, historic Lewisburg with The General Lewis Inn and Restaurant's award-winning blend of old-world charm, comfortable hospitality and sumptuous dining, with lodging recognized by "National Georgraphic Small Town Escapes" in a town noted as one of the 1 2 best in America, your romatic getaway is sure to be a memory-maker. Visit us at our website: Or call us at 1.800.628.4454-