Cowboy Junkies have announced a February 14 release date for the second volume in their ongoing Nomad Series, which will be a tribute album to the great Vic Chesnutt, who tragically killed himself on Christmas Day 2009. Though no tracklist is available yet for the set, titled Demons, it’s thought that the Junkies recorded nineteen of Vic’s songs. ‘Wrong Piano’, ‘West Of Rome’ and ‘Sad Peter Pan’ have all been previewed on the band’s official website.
As the band write: “The best of Vic’s lyrics takes the listener on a journey filled with unfamiliar signposts, during the ride one is never quite sure where one is. There are puns, fictional characters, real characters, humorous asides, cries of anger, bouts of self loathing, joy, despair and, sometimes, resolution. Vic keeps the listener slightly off balance at all times, but more often than not, there is a moment in the song where it all falls together in a line or two that strikes deep into the heart of the matter, that crystalline moment that makes one pause and say, ‘now I know where I am, because I’ve been here before’.”
The Nomad Series Vol. 1: Renmin Park is out now. Read our review here.