Cowboy Junkies: Margo Timmins (vocals); Michael Timmins (guitar); Alan Anton (bass guitar); Peter Timmins (drums).
Recorded during their 2001 tour in support of Open, Open Road is a four-hour celebration of all things Cowboy Junkies. Disc one includes solid renditions of Junkies classics like "Thousand Year Prayer," "Murder in the Trailer Park," and "Anniversary Song," as well as an epic take on the title track from 1996's guitar-heavy Lay It Down. The second disc features an hourlong documentary, a seven-song set from the Quebec City Summer Festival, a 30-minute performance by Margo and Michael Timmons benefiting the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, and an in-depth interview with the siblings. Open Road is as dependable and unassuming as the band itself, and longtime fans will revel in this candid look into one of alternative country's most enduring and down-to-earth acts. ~ James Christopher Monger