On April 21st at Banff’s Eric Harvey Theatre, one of the most prolific Canadian bands of the last 25 years will take to the stage to perform songs from their newest record and their deep catalog of moody and melodic tunes. It’s easily the most anticipated concert happening in the Canmore area this spring, and one that marks the first time in quite a while that Banff has been graced with their presence.
The Cowboy Junkies are a band that defies easy categorization, blending country, blues, folk and rock in experimental ways. This unique fusion of genres, along with their subtle yet intense style, has earned the group countless critical accolades over a nearly three-decade career.
The Junkies’ initial rise to fame centred around their 1987 cover of the Velvet Underground classic “Sweet Jane,” which VU frontman Lou Reed called “the best and most authentic version I have ever heard”. The single reached #5 on the US rock charts, catapulting them into the spotlight and taking the band on a journey that would lead to two dozen albums, two Juno nominations and a spot in People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” for lead singer Margo Timmins.
Today, the band hasn’t slowed down, releasing a series of four albums since 2010 and embarking on an international tour this spring. Get your tickets for the Banff show soon. And for cozy, affordable lodging in Canmore, just a short drive from Banff, trust the BEST WESTERN PLUS Pocaterra Inn.