‘An Evening With the Cowboy Junkies’ Nov. 7 at Grunin Center

By Juliet Kaszas-Hoch | Nov 06, 2019

Toms River — Traverse three decades of unique musical history and a new album as part of “An Evening with the Cowboy Junkies,” at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts this Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. The Grunin Center is located on the main campus of Ocean County College in Toms River.

“In 1988, Cowboy Junkies proved there was an audience waiting for something quiet, beautiful and reflective,” the college states. “Their album ‘The Trinity Session’ stood out in the midst of the flash and bombast that came to define the late ’80s. The recording, which sold more than a million copies, combined folk, blues, and rock in a way that had never been heard before.”

The group’s new album, All That Reckoning, once again gently shakes the listener. “It’s a deeper and a more complete record than we’ve ever done before,” said band member Michael Timmins. “We’ve always tried to make records that are relevant to who we are as people. ...These songs are about reckoning on a personal level and reckoning on a political level. So much is going on around us right now and nobody knows where it’s going to end up.”

Cowboy Junkies, formed in Toronto in 1985, features Michael Timmins on guitar, his sister Margo Timmins on vocals, brother Peter Timmins on drums, and Michael’s lifelong friend Alan Anton on bass.

Tickets for the show are $29-49. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Grunin Center at 732-255-0500 or visit grunincenter.org.  —J.K.-H.

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