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Canadians tackle 'Once I Was'

The Canadian group Cowboy Junkies elected to record Tim Buckley’s Once I Was as their contribution to 429 Records “The Village - A Celebration of the Music of Greenwich Village”, a fourteen-track tribute to the early-60’s New York folk scene.

“We're big Tim Buckley fans, and there are so many songs to choose from that era, but our manger, Mark Spector, suggested Once I Was," Cowboy Junkies Mark Timmins told Mike Ragogna. "I felt it would fall perfectly into what we can do. I got into Tim in the early eighties, and I would find a record here and there, a lot of his records were out of print. “Right around that time, This Mortal Coil did a Tim Buckley song and had a big hit, so his music percolated into the underground culture again. It comes in and out all the time...he's just one of those guys who I think is timeless. When you listen to his music, he could have easily been doing it today.”

An audio clip of Timmins talking about Tim and the song selection can be heard here.

A short clip of the Cowboy Junkies version of Once I Was can be heard at timbuckleymusic com.

A more extensive view of Ragogna interviews with the album artists carried on the Huffington Post can be seen here.

The Village - A Celebration of the Music of Greenwich Village
Amos Lee - Little Bit Of Rain
The Duhks - It's Alright Ma I'm Only Bleeding
Lucinda Williams - Positively 4th Street
Sixpence None The Richer - Wayfaring Stranger
John Oates - He Was A Friend Of Mine
Los Lobos - Guantanamera
Mary Chapin Carpenter - Violets Of Dawn
Bruce Hornsby - Darlin' Be Home Soon
Rickie Lee Jones - Subterranean Homesick Blues
Shelby Lynne - Don't Think Twice It's Alright
Cowboy Junkies - Once I Was
Rachel Yamagata - Both Sides Now
Rocco DeLuca - Ballad Of Hollis Brown


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