Cowboy Junkies w/Vic Chesnutt Tribute

 

Canadian
band cuts entire album of songs by the late indie troubadour.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

On February 15 the Cowboy
Junkies will release Demons,
the second album in the four-volume Nomad Series on their own Latent Recordings which to date has
include this year’s Renmin Park. A
collection of songs by the late Vic Chesnutt, Demons is described by
Michael Timmins as “a labour of love” that explores Chesnutt’s deep catalogue
(see track listing below).

 

Chesnutt, of course, was a close friend of the band and was a key
guest player on 2008’s Trinity Revisited,
the band’s re-imagining of their classic The
Trinity Sessions
album.

Timmins adds,
of how they approached the material, “We let happy accidents happen and tried
to invest his songs with the same spirit in which they were written, but at the
same time adding our own Northern spin. Exploring his songs and delving deeper
and deeper into them has been an intense, moving and joyous experience. I don’t
think Vic would have wanted it any other way.”

 

Demons will be followed by volumes 3 and 4 of the series (Sing in My Meadow and The Wilderness).  Fans can follow the progression
of the series at the band’s official website.


Tracklisting:


Wrong Piano
Flirted With You All My Life
See You Around
Betty Lonely
Square Room
Ladle
Supernatural
West of Rome
Strange Language
We Hovered With Short Wings
When the Bottom Fell Out

 

 

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