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Margo Timmins

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Margo Timmins (born January 27, 1961 in Montreal, Quebec) is the lead vocalist of the Canadian band Cowboy Junkies. She is the sister of Michael Timmins, the band’s lead guitarist and Peter Timmins, the band’s drummer. Margo’s ethereal vocals, paired with the band’s spare and quiet songs performed at a languid pace, giving the band its unique sound.

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Margo was born and spent most of her childhood in Montreal as one of six children of Barbara and John Timmins. Margo describes her mother Barbara as “a very honest person, and very confident in who she was and her emotions and her place in the world. And I think if she gave anything, that’s what she gave us: the sense that you do what you do, and not to worry about it too much. A confidence. Not a confidence that we’re necessarily right, but even if we’re wrong, well, too bad”.

Her father, John Timmins, spent his professional life working in the sales and marketing divisions of several aviation companies. His passion in life, however, was music and his love of song was passed on to his children, especially his son Michael (Margo’s brother) who would eventually start the Cowboy Junkies.

As a young girl, Margo remembers rifling through her brother Michael’s extensive record collection.

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