Cowboy Junkies at The Fire Station, Sunderland

As well as promoting live music I write for Rocking Magpie.

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Cowboy Junkies
The Fire Station,

November 23rd2022

Timing is everything of course and sometimes things just click into place, as they did for me 23 years ago when by chance I happened on Cowboy Junkies at The 1999 Sweetwaters Festival in New Zealand.
That festival; a highlight of a yearlong trip for me, for its organiser Daniel Keighley it was a disaster. Allegedly, there was a contract taken out on his life after Sweetwaters collapsed, with him owing creditors millions of dollars, ultimately Keighley was jailed for fraud.
Fast-forward to November 23rd 2022 and Cowboy Junkies land at The Fire Station, Sunderland described as a ‘vibrant, mid-scale live musicvenue housing a brand-new state-of-the-art auditorium’.
It’s a world away from that baking hot field in Auckland but more than any other artist I witnessed at that doomed festival, it was the music of Cowboy Junkies that…

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