Love for the Cowboy Junkies

Dear Cowboy Junkies: Margo, Mike, Pete and Alan,

As artists, you don’t always know how you affect people. You only know that need to do what you do. I’m writing to share with you what an incredible effect you have on my fiancé and I.

Early on in our courtship, one morning Tom had left the house and gave me a call from his car, telling me to turn on the radio to KFOG. “Anniversary Song” was playing and it was my first introduction to the song. I can’t describe how touched I was, listening to those lyrics. This man thinks about me more than I’ll know.

In putting together our wedding music, we’ve chosen two versions of “Anniversary Song” to play. Watching Tom respond to your music is such a joy for me. Very few people bear witness to Tom smiling and dancing and I’m grateful to say that I get that privilege. I’m very lucky to be marrying this incredible man — who really does make me a cup of coffee in the morning — next week on May 4th. (This is our sanity weekend before our wedding.)

We’d be thrilled to hear you perform “Anniversary Song” tonight. We heard you perform it at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California last year but not at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz — also a romantic Junkies centered weekend out of town. We’re looking forward to seeing you again in the future, as a happily married couple. Thank you for your gift of music and for the positive effect you’ve made in our lives.

Peace and love,

Leah and Tom
Oakland, California
April 26, 2008

One Reply to “Love for the Cowboy Junkies”

  1. Leah, I’m so excited for you & Tom… Wishing we could be there this coming weekend – but in our place, sending lots of love & wishes for a happy ever after!

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