The Cowboy Junkies burst onto the independent music scene in 1988 with their critically acclaimed album, The Trinity Session, recorded live on a single Calrec stereo microphone at Toronto’s Church of the Holy Trinity, and featuring a now classic cover of the Velvet Underground’s “Sweet Jane.” State of the Arts talks with lead singer Margo Timmins, and catches the alternative folk/rock band in a sold-out performance at the South Orange Performing Arts Center. Mark Packer, executive director of SOPAC, comments on how the performing arts center is becoming known for presenting Americana music.

Produced by Susan Wallner.