Bruce Cockburn: 50th Anniversary

Sat. Nov 7, 2020 at 8:00pm EST
All Ages
89 days away
$39.00 - $54.00
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89 days away
$39.00 - $54.00
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Is it really fifty years ago that Bruce Cockburn’s first album came out?     


Indeed it is. His eponymous titled album which included “Going To The Country” and “Musical Friends” was released on April 7, 1970. Coincidentally it was also the first album released by True North records. 


Although mostly recorded in late 1969, the first album hit the stores and airwaves in 1970 and started the long, long journey that continues to this day.


Here’s what Bruce has to say:


“In 1969, when I was feeling the need to record an album of the songs I’d been writing, I had no concept of what that might lead to. Not unusual for a young person I guess. In some organic way it felt like it was time. The future wasn’t really an issue. It still isn’t. For each of us, there’s a future or there isn’t. But looking back over the arc of fifty years of recording, performing, and travel, not to mention relationships and personal challenges, I can only shake my head and mutter a word of thanks for all of it. Even if I’d been a planner by nature, I doubt I could have predicted how things have gone. And they’re still going!”



Bruce has now released 34 albums and played thousands of concerts around the world, something that he continues to do to this day.


Bruce’s songs have been covered by many artists including Jimmy Buffet, KD Lang, Barenaked Ladies, Hawksley Workman, Jerry Garcia, Anne Murray, Elbow, Mary Balin, Judy Collins, Chet Atkins, The Rankin Family, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, and on and on.


The 50th Anniversary Shows will have Bruce doing songs from each decade that he’s made records in: 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s, 2010's and who knows, maybe even the 2020’s.


 


Bruce Cockburn

Bruce Douglas Cockburn (born May 27, 1945) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist. His song styles range from folk to jazz-influenced rock and his lyrics cover a broad range of topics that reveal a passion for human rights, environmental issues, politics, and Christianity. Cockburn has written more than 300 songs on 33 albums over a career spanning 40 years, of which 22 have received a Canadian gold or platinum certification as of 2018, and he has sold over one million albums in Canada alone. In 2014, Cockburn released his memoirs, Rumours of Glory. Cockburn was born in 1945 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and spent some time at his grandfather's farm outside of Chelsea, Quebec but he grew up in Westboro, which was a suburb of Ottawa when he was a teenager; his father was a medical doctor (interview on The Agenda,Sept.2017).

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The Newton Theatre 234 Spring Street
Newton, NJ 07860
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