Republished from our magazine’s blog. Editor’s note: We enjoyed the Cowboy Junkies concert at The Center for the Arts this past weekend. We first saw them in 1989 in Seattle. I went to their website on Sunday and noticed they praised our little town. Thanks.
“Grass Valley is a cool little town in a great part of the country filled with cool little towns. It is an old Western gold mining town and it still has that frontier feel as well as a healthy scattering of funky locally owned coffee shops, bookstores, used record stores and all those little homegrown business that make up a thriving community.
“We had an amazing audience tonight. The show has been sold out for quite a few weeks so there was a nice buzz of anticipation in the crowd and that fed us all night. We had a very good night. After the show we loaded up our vans and made the 150 mile trek to San Francisico; the allure of an empty late night highway, a free hotel at the other end, lots of late night radio, some strong coffee and a little bit of Red Bull, pulling us along.”
—Mike Timmins, Cowboy Junkies songwriter and guitarist
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