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Where were you when the Kennedy Suite was staged? – part lll

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Over the next few weeks we'll present a series of 14 short videos inspired by the TKS stage show and album of songs composed by Scott Garbe and produced by Mike Timmins and Cowboy Junkies.
 

In "Secret Spy Decoder Ring", a young paperboy unwittingly witnesses Lee Oswald preparing his rifle in his neighbour's garage, then regrets being too young to be taken seriously or drive to the rescue of the President… with video excerpted from Harlan Pepper's stage performance on 22/11/13 at Toronto's Elgin Winter Garden Theatre.

Watch it on Vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/95977926

 

 

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Where were you when the Kennedy Suite was staged? – part II

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Over the next few weeks we'll present a series of 14 short videos inspired by the TKS stage show and album of songs composed by Scott Garbe and produced by Mike Timmins and Cowboy Junkies.

Framing the scene ahead of JFK's arrival in Dallas, the ominous "Bullet For You" is sung from the narrative perspective of six different possible assassins… with video excerpted from The Kennedy Suite Singers performance on 22/11/13 at Toronto's Elgin Winter Garden Theatre.

 

The Kennedy Suite — II. Bullet For You from The Kennedy Suite on Vimeo.

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Jerry Leger – Nobody’s Angel

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

"His voice would ring true in any number of decades; the 2010's will do just fine." The Globe And Mail

“What we hear on Early Riser is the sound of a good singer-songwriter making the leap into great territory… one of Canada's best” 8/10 Exclaim

“Early Riser is a commanding and astounding listen …deserving of any laurels and accolades thrown its way.” Pop Matters

Early Riser is Jerry Leger’s best album yet. Sure, we said something similar about his last one, Some Folks Know, but they just keep getting better.” NNNN NOW Magazine

“Jerry Leger has emerged as a talent to be reckoned with.” Cashbox

If you haven't had a chance to listen to Jerry's album, produced by….me!….please do so…you can find it here. Here is a live performance video of the song Nobody's Angel that we shot at our studio (The Hangar)…it's a beautiful song, sounds like the Junkies could do a nice version of this one. Enjoy.

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California Tour

Friday, April 25th, 2014

We are heading West in June for a quick run through California.

One of the highlights of the tour will be a performance of The Trinity Session at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. This is a great venue, in a great city….sounds like the makings of a road trip for those of you not living in the San Francisco area.

We’ll also be playing two shows at the oh-so-hip Largo at the Coronet in LA. The first show sold out immediately, the second show is now on sale so don’t hesitate, it’s a small venue.

We’ll also be visiting one of our favourite old haunts, The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. This is a legendary music club and it’s been many years since we’ve played a gig there. It will be a lot of fun to get back on that stage.

There are a handful of other gigs in the San Diego/LA area and within driving distance of the Bay Area so please check out our Tour Page to see how close we are coming to your front door and for all show and ticket details.

We hope to see some of you out there…we are looking forward to some plus sixty degree weather.

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Jerry Leger – Early Riser

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

We are proud to announce a new release on Latent Recordings by Toronto singer-songwriter Jerry Leger. The album, Early Riser, is produced, recorded and mixed by Michael Timmins and has been picking up some great reviews (see below). If your a fan of great songwriting and great playing…check it out….you just might discover a new addition to your collection. Enjoy!!

NOW MAGAZINE – NNNN  "Early Riser is Jerry Leger’s best album yet. Sure, we said something similar about his last one…,but they just keep getting better."

Exclaim Magazine – 8 out of 10 "Signs are everywhere on this terrific new album, his best yet, that his already impressive knack for songcraft is evolving, maturing into something remarkable…….What we hear on Early Riser is the sound of a good singer-songwriter making the leap into great territory…"

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Lee Harvey Osmond and The Good Family nominated for Sirius XM Indie Awards

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

We're excited to announce that two Latent artists have been nominated for 2014 Sirius XM Indie awards: Lee Harvey Osmond in the Roots Category and The Good Family in the Country Category. The winners are voted on by the public so we could use your help. Click here to cast your vote…..vote now and vote often!!!
 
If you haven't had a chance to listen to either band you can do so for free by using their streaming players on their websites: Lee Harvey Osmond  and  The Good Family. Take some time and listen to some good music…it will improve your day!

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Hockey Gold and a new tour

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

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It's a good day up here in the frozen North. An exciting three days of hockey to finish off these Olympic games, with both the men's and women's team bringing home gold medals. The women captured theirs with one of the most thrilling games in international hockey history. The men's team, loaded with NHL superstars and some of the best offensive players in the world, came together as a defensive juggernaught, moving relentlessly through the tournament, towards gold.

But it wasn't all about hockey (well, almost). It's one thing to watch multi-millionaire hockey players doing their thing, but the greatest thrill is watching a young mogul skiier or luger or half-pipe daredevil stand on the podium bursting with joy. Being a parent I can't help but look at it from their perspective: knowing the time, effort and fanatical perserverence with which their son or daughter has persued their passion. And then to see them compete at the highest level, victorious or just falling short, the pride and love and awe that one must feel.

Despite all the politics and corruption and inevitable controversy surrounding any Olympic games, when it gets down to the atheletes, it all becomes worthwhile.

We hit the road this week. We are heading to some of our favourite haunts in the Nort East and a few new towns as well. Check out our tour page to see if we are coming close to your town. Come up and say hello if you see us walking around your streets…..Spring is coming, I can feel it….

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Cookie Crumbs Volume 12 – Birchmere

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

A new Cookie Crumbs (volume 12) is now available…read on to find out what its all about, in the words of Cookie Bob: "I was very excited when I first heard that the Junkies would play two shows at Birchmere that would encompass all of Trinity Session and Black Eyed Man. I immediately made plans to attend. It seemed like I hit every traffic jam in each of the eight states I traversed on the drive down, but it was well worth the frustration. Trinity was well-rehearsed and fluid, while Black Eyed Man was less so, yet so very welcome as it contains many of my most favorite CJ songs. Winter’s Song alone was worth the trip. This will be the longest Cookie Crumbs to date, as there was so much good music played over the two days. I’ve included the entire first night’s show plus the BEM set from night two. I had intended to take the Nomad songs that were exclusive to the second night and intersperse them in the first night’s Nomad set, but doing so seemed to interrupt the flow and detract from the overall energy level, so I left well enough alone. Mike is better at set list construction than I am. I had a real good time at these shows and now you can, too. Special mention should be made of the Birchmere staff, who are consistently welcoming, friendly and do their best to be accommodating."

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Welcome to 2014

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Welcome to the new year everyone, let’s hope it’s a good one for one and all. If you are unfortunate enough to be hunkered down in the deep freeze covering most of North America, don't worry, I have heard that help is on the way. My sources in Australia tell me that the sun is still up in the sky and is slowly making its way to our side of the planet (yes, I'm advocating a return to the Ptolemaic view of the universe, it’s a new year’s resolution of mine). Have I told you that I hate the cold…? Indeed I do.

A few things of note…we are back on the road at the end of February. The first leg of 2014 starts at the end of February and brings us to the eastern states, where we hope to help with the thaw. There will be another leg in April (not quite sure where this one will bring us just yet) and then another in June (during which it looks like we'll be getting down to the Southern California region). For all touring details please keep an eye on the Tour page.

If you haven't had a chance to check out The Kennedy Suite cd please do so. It's a collaborative effort that we have been working on for a few years now and we are very proud of it. In the words of Sun Media it’s “Ambitious, artful and just plain awesome”. It also made the “Best of 2013” lists in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Sun Media and a whole bunch of other places.

A couple of Latent releases also made some end of year lists. Lee Harvey Osmonds “The Folk Sinner” was number 3 at CKUA for the year and made the Top 20 on a couple of Ear Shots national radio charts as did The Good Family Album. Please check these out if you haven't yet had a chance: if you are in to what we do, you will find a lot to like in these albums.

Keep an eye on this space…we'll be adding info as we build the tour and as we make our way towards our next recording project. Stay warm and stay safe.

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The Winter Garden Theatre – November 22 and 23, 2013

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

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It was an amazing weekend of music. We thank all of you that put your faith in us and bought a ticket. We hope you weren't disappointed. And we thank all of the musicians and crew that came together to create a weekend of inspired music. It was one of the more satisfying and uplifting events that I have had the pleasure in being a part of. Here are some pictures from backstage….I was a little busy so I didn't have much time to properly document the event. I'm expecting to receive some more pics over the next few days so I'll post them when I receive them. Check out the Cowboy Junkies and The Kennedy Suite facebook pages for more coverage and photos.


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