Cowboy Junkies live at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center on March 8

Canadian alternative blues/folk/rock band the Cowboy Junkies returns to Birmingham with its first new music in six years.

The Cowboy Junkies return to Birmingham on Friday, March 8, for a performance at the University of Alabama at Birmingham with new music from the band’s latest album.

The 8 p.m. show is presented by UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $54. ASC members may receive $10 off single tickets (limit two). UAB faculty and staff may receive $15 off single tickets (limit two). A limited number of student, member, and faculty/staff tickets are available. For tickets, call 205-975-2787 or visit

Anyone who has followed the Canadian alternative country/blues/folk rock band’s journey knows the band has always traveled its own path. For more than 30 years, Cowboy Junkies have remained true to their unique artistic vision and to the introspective, quiet intensity that is their musical signature. The band has created critically acclaimed bodies of intimate, original work, with lush arrangements and lyrics on the best and worst of humanity, that have endeared them to an audience unwavering in its loyalty.

In July 2018, they ended a six-year wait for a new album with “All That Reckoning.” On the band’s site, members wrote, “… So much has changed in our lives, in your lives and in the world around us. It’s those changes and that turmoil that drives the songs of ‘All That Reckoning.’ We hope you take the time to sit down and give it a serious listen. We put a lot of thought, time and sweat into creating it and we are very proud of the result.”

With songs “Sweet Jane,” “Misguided Angel,” “Sun Comes Up, It’s Tuesday Morning,” “Murder, Tonight, in the Trailer Park,” “Hard to Explain,” “Anniversary Song,” “A Common Disaster,” “Miles from Our Home” and “I’m So Open,” the band’s music celebrates and laments love, loss, regret and hope. Members of the band have often holed up in places that feel isolated or remote to write and work out the songs, and found or created studios or recorded in historic buildings and churches to inspire the moods of the music.

The group was formed in Toronto in 1985 by Margo Timmins (vocalist), Michael Timmins (principle songwriter, guitarist), Peter Timmins (drummer) and Alan Anton (bassist).

Their discography includes 17 studio albums, five live albums and eight compilation albums.