I’m a big fan of NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series. I’ve found it a great (and FREE) way to be introduced to wonderful new music.
SO… In honor of International Women’s Day, which was earlier this week, I count down my ten favorite Tiny Desk Concerts featuring women musicians!
#3 – Cowboy Junkies
The project of brothers Michael and Peter Timmins and sister Margo, along with Alan Anton, Cowboy Junkies’ music is mournful and thoughtful. It rocks slowly in support of Margo’s hypnotic, poignant style. The lead-off song in this tender Tiny Desk Concert, “Angels in the Wilderness” — from the latest entry in the Nomad Series — is as good as any original song they’ve recorded. If Cowboy Junkies’ music has slipped under your radar all these many years, be sure to stop, watch and listen. For longtime fans who may have lost touch, your faith and love for the band is about to be restored. (NPR)
Latest album: Notes Falling Slow (2015)
Tiny Desk Concert (April 2012)