COWBOY JUNKIES PRESENTS THE KENNEDY SUITE

On November 12, Cowboy Junkies will follow up their ambitious and critically acclaimed four album set, The Nomad Series, with the release of an equally ambitious project, The Kennedy Suite.  The Kennedy Suite is a rock opera, song cycle, post-modern musical that tells the story of the JFK assassination through the fragmented narratives of a series of characters, each of whom experiences the tragedy from their own intensely personal perspective. The recording is a collaboration that combines the original work of Toronto composer and lyricist Scott Garbe as arranged, recorded and produced by Cowboy Junkies along with Andy Maize and Josh Finlayson of Skydiggers. Included on the album are performances by more than a dozen top Canadian artists including Sarah HarmerHawksley WorkmanJason CollettDoug PaisleyLee Harvey OsmondThe Good FamilyHarlan PepperJessy Bell SmithReid JamiesonThe ScrewedMartin TielliThe Potion KingsIvy Mairi and more.

The band will be debuting a stage production of The Kennedy Suite at The Winter Garden Theater on November 22nd (the 50th anniversary of the assassination) and November 23rd. The stage production has been created and designed by Geoff BurpeeBenedict Hilliard (Associate Designer for Cats, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon) and Stephen Pollard (Lighting Designer for U2, Adele, Simple Minds). Joining the band for both performances will be SkydiggersSarah HarmerJason CollettLee Harvey OsmondThe Good FamilyHarlan PepperJessy Bell SmithReid JameisonThe ScrewedThe Potion Kings and Ivy Mairi. Each night’s performance of The Kennedy Suite will be followed by a second set of music during which the band will perform songs from their catalogue with a few of their guests helping out. This promises to be a very special night of music.


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RELEASE DATE : NOVEMBER 12, 2013
LABEL : LATENT RECORDINGS
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THE KENNEDY SUITE TRACKLIST

1. Prologue: Origami Peace Corps Mischief Makers | Performed by The Screwed and Hawksley Workman
2. Bullet For You | Performed by The Kennedy Suite Singers (Ivy Mairi, John Timmins, Josh Finlayson, Scott Garbe, Andy Maize, Darcy Good)
3. Secret Spy Decoder Ring | Performed by Harlan Pepper
4. The Dallas Youth Auxiliary | Performed by Jessy Bell Smith
5. Take Heart (Elbow Room) | Performed by Reid Jamieson
6. 26 Seconds (Historical Audio Collage)
7. Parkland | Performed by Lee Harvey Osmond
8. Disintegrating | Performed by Cowboy Junkies
9. When Will I Be Mine (Ruby, Ruby) | Performed by The Good Family
10. Senior Prom | Performed by Doug Paisley
11. The Truth About Us (The Ballad Of Lee and Marina) | Performed by Skydiggers
12. Arlington | Performed by Jason Collett
13. Slipstream | Performed by Martin Tielli and Dave Clark
14. Reliquary | Performed by The Potion Kings
15. Epilogue : White Man In Decline | Performed by Sarah Harmer


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