Noted Canadian singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn returns to the Cedar Cultural Center, September 29. Some tickets remain available. Access, along with details can be found HERE.
Cockburn exploded onto the scene with his self titled inaugural album all the way back in 1970. Since then, has continued to be a prolific artist, releasing no less than 36 albums which run the gamut from intellectually stimulating to brilliant. Cockburn is currently touring his newest album Crowing Ignites which is set for release this week.
Relegating this artist to simply folkie or rock and roller misses the point. He has spent his entire life as a traveler and activist. He is an observer for Amnesty International. His experiences and travel have always fueled the subject matter in his songs. The settings and characters come from the dark streets of Amsterdam to the mountains of Tibet and the killing fields of Cambodia. Few songwriters have been as quick to use their pen to identify and defend those defenseless against powers greater than themselves.
Add to that literary brilliance a reputation as one of the finest, and most underrated guitar players on the planet. Acoustic Guitar magazine was similarly laudatory in citing Cockburn’s guitar prowess, placing him in the prestigious company of legends like Andrés Segovia. Bill Frisell, Django Reinhardt and Mississippi John Hurt.
Put it all together and the Cedar show promises a mix from a world class musician spanning a remarkable 50 year catalog.