Music: Rattling The Neighborhood

The Cowboy Junkies cook up some fresh country blues

That's it: mystery. That's what's been missing, and that is precisely what the Cowboy Junkies offer. This Canadian-based band takes hold of some old blues, or some vintage country that is threatening to lose its edge and turn into something cushy and classic. They spin it out, rework it, rediscover it, find the secret pulse under the familiarity. Suddenly a song that's been on tape delay somewhere in the back of the memory bank comes into the consciousness at full volume. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry hasn't sounded so desolate since Hank Williams. The Cowboy Junkies work their wiles on...

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