Wednesday, October 29, 2008

i'm so lonesome i could cry

cowboy's lament.

Recorded in Toronto, Ontario's Church of the Holy Trinity on November 27th, 1987. Which no doubt must have felt vaguely like bad news - from the pews - if your name happens to be Alan Anton.

But, my, what acoustics. What an eerie atmosphere of inconsolable loss.

Margo Timmins: vocals; Michael Timmins: guitar; Alan Anton: bass; Peter Timmins: drums.

Originally written and recorded, of course, by the inimitable Hank Williams back in 1949; a #1 position on the Billboard Country Singles chart, four years before his demise in the back seat of a Cadillac.

A cowboy junkie with a bad case of the blues.

COWBOY JUNKIES: I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY from "The Trinity Session" LP (Latent) 1988 (Canada)



Mondo said...

Have you checked out Dennishopperschoppers and his moonlit tunes - I saw him last year. Incredible plays drums, guitar and bass - all at the same time. I should be loading up another one Friday.

ib said...

Interesting. Thanks for the link, PM. This is a new one for me. Great guitar and song titles; I still haven't made my mind up about the vocals. I'll look in on Friday.