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[Bruce Cockburn and Gordon Campbell, Canadian High Commissioner to Great Britain, pose for a group photo with cyclists Robbi Weldon (Thunder Bay, ON) and pilot Lyne Bessette (Knowlton, QC) at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the Athletes Village. (Photo: Phillip MacCallum/Canadian Paralympic Committee)]
London – August 31, 2012 – Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn toured Team Canada’s facilities in the Paralympic Athletes Village this morning and came away inspired by the Canadian Paralympic Team.
Several Canadian athletes enjoyed the chance to explain their sports to one of Canada’s favourite folk rock guitarists, who was accompanied by the Canadian High Commissioner to London, Gordon Campbell.
Cockburn is in the UK from Aug. 24 to Sept. 7 on tour supporting his latest album, Small Source of Comfort.
“I know that Team Canada will make us all proud,” said Cockburn, after meeting the tandem blind cycling powerhouse duo of Robbi Weldon (Thunder Bay, ON) and pilot Lyne Bessette (Knowlton, QC). “I’m looking forward to seeing all the great results that are going to come out!”
Cockburn also met visually-impaired athletes from the sport of goalball, along with wheelchair fencer Sylvie Morel (Pincourt, QC), who challenged him to a duel.
[Sylvie Morel (Pincourt, QC) of Wheelchair Fencing challenges Bruce Cockburn to a duel during walk about at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the Athlete Village. (Photo: Phillip MacCallum/Canadian Paralympic Committee)]
“Bruce Cockburn, Pacing the Cage” An intimate look at Bruce Cockburn, his life, his music, and his spirituality
Original Link: http://www.visiontv.ca/bruce-cockburn-pacing-the-cage/
Premieres Friday, May 4, 2012 at 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT
“Bruce Cockburn, Pacing the Cage”
An intimate look at Bruce Cockburn, his life, his music, and his spirituality
“If I try to understand what it means to be a Christian, I look at the two instructions that were given in the Bible that are paramount, and those are to love God with all your heart and mind, and to love your neighbour as yourself. That’s it.”
Bruce Cockburn, Pacing the Cage is a documentary that features Canadian icon/singer/songwriter/activist, Bruce Cockburn reflecting on his life and his career. The documentary follows Bruce as he performs in sold out shows, records his live Slice O’ Life CD, and participates in a series of benefit concerts. Documentary cameras also follow Bruce to his home for a candid conversation about his views on everything from religion to parenthood. The documentary will shed new light on Bruce’s spirituality, and his thoughts on activism, politics, writing, and his amazing 40 plus years in the music industry. Also featured are never before seen live performances of songs from his 40 year plus catalogue of music.
The documentary features appearances by: Bruce’s long time manager Bernie Finkelstein, Colin Linden, Michael Ondaatje, Sarah Harmer, Lt. Gen Romeo Dallaire, Sylvia Tyson, Bono, Jackson Browne, Theology Professor Brian J. Walsh, Best-Selling Author William Young, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and The Wailin’ Jennys.
Bruce Cockburn, Pacing the Cage was produced by BB&J Productions for VisionTV. The documentary was written and directed by Joel Goldberg and produced by Joel Goldberg and Bernie Finkelstein.
On the heels of his 12th Juno Award
(Best Roots and Traditional Album, “Small Source
of Comfort”), VisionTV presents an intimate look
at the legendary Canadian songwriter and activist
Friday, May 4
10pm ET / 7pm PT
In 2008, Canadian music icon Bruce Cockburn set out on tour
to make a live solo album, “Slice ‘o’ Life”. Cameras followed
the man whose legacy includes songs like Wondering Where the
Lions Are, If I Had a Rocket Launcher, and If A Tree Falls, as he
performed to sold-out crowds in benefit concerts across
North America. The filmmakers also followed Bruce to his
home for candid conversations about his views on topics from
religion to new parenthood.
“If I try to understand what it means to be a Christian, I look at
the two instructions that were given in the Bible that are
paramount, and those are to love God with all your heart and
mind, and to love your neighbour as yourself. That’s it.”
PLEASE READ THE FULL ALERT HEREVisionTV: Bruce Cockburn Alert
Canadian icon Bruce Cockburn added to his long list of awards on the weekend, bringing home two more at this year’s Canadian Folk Music Awards, the organizing committee announced Sunday.
Singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn has added two more awards to his long list of honours. (Canadian Press/handout) The awards — contemporary album of the year and solo artist of the year — for the veteran singer/songwriter’s album Small Source of Comfort made a nice bookend for newcomer Dave Gunning’s two awards: new/emerging artist of the year and traditional singer of the year for his album A Tribute to John Allan Cameron.
Taken From The National Post: OCT,19. 2011 “The Ampersand&”
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Folk legend Bruce Cockburn and Nova Scotia’s Dave Gunning lead the 2011 Canadian Folk Music Awards with four nominations each, it was revealed Wednesday at a Toronto news conference.
Cockburn, who released his 31st studio album, Small Source of Comfort, this past March, is nominated for contemporary album of the year, contemporary singer of the year, solo artist of the year and English songwriter of the year. The Ottawa-born musician is one of the country’s most prolific singer-songwriters, and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2002.
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One of the most prolific singer-songwriters to emerge from the 1960s, Bruce Cockburn is also one of the most eclectic, very likely the most honest, and certainly the most overlooked. His steady output—be it reggae, jazz, rock, blues, folk or country—never dissolved into the solipsism that plagues breakout success. Instead, Cockburn sang about injustice and condemned imperialism, without sounding sanctimonious. And while other contemporaries had moved south to the United States to advance their fledgling careers, Cockburn always remained committed to being a Canadian artist. His faithfulness was rewarded when he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2002.
Upon the release of his 31st studio album, Small Source of Comfort, PopMatters had the opportunity to talk with him about his new record, his career, and even Justin Bieber.
* * * To read this entire awesome inteerview, please click the following link to visit the original web page http://www.popmatters.com/pm/feature/140593-boundless-an-interview-with-bruce-cockburn/
May 5, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Canadian Music Hall of Famer Bruce Cockburn gets stamped
(OTTAWA) – Canada Post today announced the addition of Canadian music icon Bruce Cockburn to the Canadian Recording Artists stamp series. He joins four more outstanding Canadian singer-songwriters, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Robbie Robertson and Ginette Reno for the third instalment of the very popular series.
The four Canadian Recording Artists stamps will be issued on June 30, 2011.
Bruce Cockburn was born in 1945 in Ottawa. In his 1964 high school yearbook Bruce stated his desire simply: “hopes to become a musician.” And the rest as they say is history.
Cockburn has recorded 31 albums including 20 gold and platinum. He has received 13 Juno awards and in recognition of his lifelong contributions to Canadian music, culture and social activism, he has been awarded seven honorary doctorates. He received the Order of Canada in 1983, and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame in 2002.
“We’re proud to be able to add one more honour to Bruce Cockburn’s achievements,” said Jim Phillips, Director of Stamp Marketing for Canada Post. “We hope that he will continue to make music and make change for a very long time to come.”
“This is very exciting,” said Cockburn. “I think the design is beautiful and I’m deeply honoured that Canada Post has seen fit to include me in their Canadian Recording Artists stamp series.”
Winnipeg designer Circle Design Inc. showcases an image of Cockburn on a CD-shaped booklet. The stamp features a monochromatic photo of the recording artist alongside his Order of Canada insignia. Fans will notice that many of their most well-known song lyrics appear in the background of the booklet cover.
Bruce Cockburn is currently on tour in the United States promoting his 31st album, Small Source of Comfort.
For more information:
Can view the original link here: http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Apr/CD_Review_Bruce_Cockburn_Small_Source_of_Comfort.aspx
Small Source of Comfort
Fans of Bruce Cockburn’s extraordinary acoustic fingerpicking will be thrilled with Small Source of Comfort, his 31st studio album. Cockburn’s shimmering arpeggios, syncopated riffs, and hypnotic single-note lines blend elements of Mississippi John Hurt, Jerry Garcia, Leo Kottke, and Brazilian greats Luiz Bonfa and Oscar Castro- Neves, yet remain entirely his own. Of the album’s 12 tunes, five are instrumentals, so there’s plenty of crisp, ringing fretwork to keep guitar aficionados happy. Yet Cockburn’s poetic—and passionately political—lyrics and burnished, world-wise vocals take center stage, supported by earthy, clattering percussion, dub-thick bass, and occasional jangling resonator slide guitar (ably played by producer Colin Linden). Jenny Scheinman’s soaring violin adds a sensuous touch to the music, which sounds like it was recorded right in your living room by old friends who truly enjoy rubbing musical shoulders. The Zen meditation bells that periodically chime accentuate the wisdom, sadness, humor, and beauty inherent in Cockburn’s songs and shamanistic playing.
The World Cafe will be broadcasting this session on Tuesday, April 12th, 2011.
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Click here to read the interview on Premier Guitar’s website: http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Mar/Interview_Bruce_Cockburn_Small_Source_of_Comfort.aspx