Release Date: Sep 13, 2011
Record label: Diverse Records
Genre(s): Alt-Country, Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
There’s something extremely enigmatic about Sing In My Meadow. It is the third volume in Cowboy Junkie’s Nomad Series and comes after the band has been together for 25 years. Surprisingly, the album doesn’t feel like recycled material, but instead sounds as if it would fit right in with their platinum records from early in their career. This latest release features a group of songs that weave alternative country into an atmospheric grunge sound that results in a psychedelic blues feel and really makes the listener think about what exactly is happening on each track.
Alternative country/folk veterans Cowboy Junkies are well-versed in being low-key with high hopes. The tragically ignorant may only be marginally familiar with The Trinity Sessions in ’88 or with a romantic cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Sweet Jane” (later a centerpiece on the soundtrack to Natural Born Killers). Such an export from the Great White North almost makes us forgive Canada for Nickelback.