Cowboy Junkies: Photos and Video from City Winery, NYC 2-8-11 ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cowboy Junkies: Photos and Video from City Winery, NYC 2-8-11

DOWNLOAD: Cowboy Junkies - Live at Koerner Hall, Toronto 11-19-10
Note: There was a guy sitting next to me at City Winery who said he was taping the show for Archive.Org but it doesn't appear he has posted it yet. As such, this is the latest date posted and the set list for this show isn't too radically different from the City Winery show.

Cowboy Junkies spent most of last week in NYC, playing two sold-out shows at City Winery, making an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and lastly playing the Neil Young Tribute Show at Carnegie Hall. The band just released the second volume of their four-part Nomad series entitled Demons Vol. 2, where the band presents a beautiful overview of Vic Chesnutt's catalog with eleven well-chosen cover tunes.

Sadly, it has been too long since I've bought a Cowboy Junkies CD or seen them play live so I couldn't even begin to put together a set list. There is a set list from the first night posted to the Cowboy Junkies forum which I would assume is close to what they played the following night (though "Powderfinger" was not played the second night).

Lay it Down
Misguided Angel
Wrong Piano
See You Around
Dreaming my Dreams with You
Sun Comes Up, It's Tuesday Morning
My Fall
Sit Sadly by Your Side
Common Disaster
Third Crusade
Black Eyed Man (mjm)
Supernatural (mjm)
Renmin Park (mjm)
Good Friday
Driving Wheel

Don't Let It Bring You Down

I was seated in the balcony for the show (my favorite location at City Winery) and noticed a guy on the left-side of the stage holding a camera over his head. It looked too small to be a video camera but this YouTube video is from the same angle where he was standing so he must have been filming.

Cowboy Junkies played "Wrong Piano" (from Demons) on Light Night with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday.

Cowboy Junkies are off the road and are currently working on the third volume of their Nomad series - Sing In My Meadow, Vol. 3. The band has posted a couple of playback mixes to their website.

"Here’s a sampling of A Bride’s Price, which came about as we amused ourselves waiting for Margo to arrive and a version of Continental Drift, a song inspired by the Russell Banks book of the same name. These are playback-mixes, what you would hear if you were sitting in the studio with us listening to what we had just put down. It’s an album about Sex and Violence……."

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