Having beguiled the world with their first three albums, as Cowboy Junkies approached "Black Eyed Man", they felt it was time to change things up a little, breaking up much of "The Caution Horses" band, bringing in new musicians, different instruments and a different approach to recording.
"Southern Rain", the opening song on that album, exemplified that change in style, having a more up-tempo feel, introducing Ken Myhr on guitar and showcasing more of the band's classic rock sensibility than had previously been the case.
Michael Timmins and Alan Anton talk us through the writing of the song, the reasons for the change in emphasis, why escape is not so simple after all and reveal just what is the bass player's go-to lick when all else fails...
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