Bruce Cockburn at Studio Bell on writing songs and rhythms

January 24, 2018
While visiting Studio Bell, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Bruce Cockburn reflected on words and rhythm, and how they play into his songwriting process.

The National Music Centre and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame held the formal plaque ceremony as part of Bruce Cockburn’s induction into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame on January 21, 2018.

The National Music Centre in Calgary has been the physical home of three Canadian Music Halls of Fame—the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Collection—since opening in 2016. Members of all three Halls of Fame have visited their plaques, such as Sarah McLachlan, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tom Cochrane, Burton Cummings, Bob Ezrin, Randy Bachman and The Tragically Hip, to name a few.

Examining a Lifetime in Music

Bruce Cockburn on The Agenda

Bruce was recently interviewed on the tv program The Agenda with Steve Paikin.
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Air Date:
Sep 12, 2017
From his humble beginnings on a farm near Pembroke Ontario,[this is an incorrect statement-and is discussed in the interview] to the streets of San Francisco, Bruce Cockburn’s music has provided an acoustic backdrop to generations of Canadians. He joins Steve Paikin to discuss his career, activism, Donald Trump, and latest album, “Bone On Bone.”
Catching Up With Bruce Cockburn; offers My Beat free streaming

Bruce Cockburn to receive People’s Voice Award from Folk Alliance International

My Beat - The Life and Times of Bruce Cockburn - KensingtonTV - 2001

23 January 2017 – Kensington has produced 3 one-hour documentaries over the years with Bruce

For his hard-work, dedication and creativity over the past 40 years, Bruce will be receiving the People’s Voice award at the February 2017 Folk Alliance International Awards Show. The Folk Alliance organization presents the award to individuals who have unabashedly embraced and committed to social and political commentary in their creative work and folk music career.

To celebrate Bruce’s accomplishments, we’re offering ‘My Beat: The Life and Times of Bruce Cockburn’ for the first time to stream on VIMEO for FREE. You can freely stream the documentary until February 14th, 2017.

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In Studio Performances

Live in studio q – September 20, 2017


Live eTown Webisode – 2015

Date: Jan 13, 2015


Live in the Bing Lounge – KINK 101.9 – Portland, OR – 2011

Typo – should be Driving Away, not Drive Away.
Uploaded: 7 July 2011

Columbia Records Music Hour – 1994

Part 1:
Listen For The Laugh
Stolen Land
Part 2:
Closer to the Light
If I Had A Rocket Launcher
Date: August 3rd, 1994

Bruce Cockburn – guitar & voice
Colin Linden – guitar
John Dymond – bass
Miche Pouliot – drums
Ken Pearson – organ

Bruce Cockburn & band on Jay Leno – Listen For The Laugh – April 25, 1994

Bruce Cockburn – guitar & voice
Colin Linden – guitar
John Dymond – bass
Miche Pouliot – drums
Ken Pearson – organ

Bruce Cockburn with Colin Linden from Austin City Limits – 1992

Bruce Cockburn on Letterman – Dream Like Mine – 1991


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