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Recording Session – Nashville studio with Colin Linden

Yesterday, December 10, Bruce was in Nashville with Colin Linden working on his new album. During this session, Bruce’s nephew, JohnAaron Cockburn was adding in some accordian. Here are a few photos Bruce sent along, taken by Colin Linden.

Bruce Cockburn & JohnAaron Cockburn - Nashville 2016
Bruce Cockburn & JohnAaron Cockburn – Nashville 2016
Bruce Cockburn & JohnAaron Cockburn - Nashville 2016
Bruce Cockburn & JohnAaron Cockburn – Nashville 2016
Bruce Cockburn & JohnAaron Cockburn - Nashville 2016
Bruce Cockburn & JohnAaron Cockburn – Nashville 2016

Also in today’s session, Mary Gauthier put down some vocal tracks. (photo from her Instagram account)

Bruce Cockburn & Mary Gauthier - Nashville 2016
Bruce Cockburn & Mary Gauthier – Nashville 2016

For more Recording session articles start here – Prairie Sun Studio – Day 1


Bruce Cockburn to host 2017 JUNO Songwriters’ Circle at National Arts Centre in Ottawa

March 24, 2017 – The JUNO Songwriters’ Circle has been moved to Southam Hall and there are tickets available. Ticketmaster.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 22, 2016 –
Tickets to ‘Jewel of JUNO Week’ benefiting MusiCounts are ON SALE NOW!

TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today that Ottawa native, 12-time JUNO Award winner, Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee, and music legend Bruce Cockburn will host and perform at the 2017 JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, to be held in the NAC Theatre at the National Arts Centre on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 12pm to 2pm EST.

Bruce Cockburn hosting 2017 JUNO SongWriters' Circle

Update March 13, 2017 – The rest of the lineup for the Juno Songwriters’ Circle has been announced.

Joining previously announced host Bruce Cockburn, the Ottawa-born songwriting icon, on stage at the National Arts Centre theatre on April 2 are six of this year’s nominees: Chantal Kreviazuk, who’s vying for the best adult contemporary album, blues nominee Colin Linden, Daniel Caesar, up for R&B/soul recording of the year, songwriter-of-the-year contender Donovan Woods, contemporary-roots hopeful Lisa LeBlanc and Wintersleep’s Paul Murphy, whose band is competing for adult alternative album of the year.

The Songwriters’ Circle has been moved to Southham Hall and you can buy tickets at – Ticketmaster. You can hear the concert on CBC radio in the coming weeks. The first set will be broadcast at 2 p.m. April 7 on CBC Radio 1 and 7 p.m. April 10 on CBC Radio 2. The second set airs at 2 p.m. April 14 on Radio 1 and at 7 p.m. April 17 on Radio 2.

Money raised goes to MusiCounts, the music education charity that supplies music students with instruments.

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Credit: OttawaCitizen.com – Lynn Saxberg@postmedia.com.

JUNO Songwriters’ Circle is an intimate and interactive concert benefiting MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS that works to keep music alive in schools and communities across Canada. Co-presented by SOCAN (The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers) and Yamaha Canada Music, in association with the Canadian Music Publishers Association, this event is considered the “Jewel of JUNO Week,” and will feature some of Canada’s most talented songwriters, performing their songs and sharing the stories behind them.

Tickets to the 2017 JUNO Songwriters’ Circle go on sale on November 24 at 10am EST at www.ticketmaster.ca, the National Art Center Box Office or by phone at 1-888-991-2787. Tickets are available for $49.50 and $59.50 (plus taxes and service fees), with proceeds supporting MusiCounts.

“I’m honoured to have been asked to host the Songwriters’ Circle during JUNO Week 2017 in Ottawa. This one-of-a-kind showcase will offer people a unique look into the raw emotions and art of storytelling that come with songwriting,” said Cockburn. “I’m also pleased to participate in an event that supports MusiCounts and the work they do for school music programs across the country. These programs have a huge impact on fostering our future artists and developing a creative youth within Canada.”

JUNO Songwriters’ Circle will be available for streaming through CBCMusic.ca and will also be broadcast on CBC Radio One and CBC Radio 2. Dates to be announced in the new year.


Recording Session – Prairie Sun Studio – Day 5

We have two photos from the last day of the recording session, thanks Daniel Keebler.

Bruce Cockburn - players & staff Prairie Sun Recording Studio - 18 November 2016
Bruce Cockburn with players and staff at Prairie Sun Recording Studio
Gary Craig - studio - 18 November 2016
Gary Craig & his biggest fan 🙂 – at Prairie Sun Recording Studio with Bruce Cockburn

Recording Session Links:

Update: 25 November 2016:
In The Studio with Bruce – Daniel’s photos and commentary from the Prairie Sun Recording Sessions.

 

Recording Session – Prairie Sun Studio – Day 4

Two more songs were recorded on day 4.
This photo from Daniel Keebler, shows Bruce and the band Colin Linden, Gary Craig and John Dymond, and Ron Miles, giving a listen back to one of the songs they are working on.

Bruce Cockburn & band mates - Prairie Sun Recording Studio - 17 November 2016
Bruce Cockburn & band mates – Prairie Sun Recording Studio – 17 November 2016
Bruce Cockburn & band mates - Prairie Sun Recording Studio - 17 November 2016
Ron Miles – Colin Linden – John Dymond – Bruce Cockburn – Gary Craig
Bruce Cockburn & Colin Linden at Prairie Sun Studios in Cotati 17 November 2016
Bruce Cockburn & Colin Linden at Prairie Sun Studios in Cotati 17 November 2016

Recording Session Links:

Update: 25 November 2016:
In The Studio with Bruce – Daniel’s photos and commentary from the Prairie Sun Recording Sessions.

 

Recording Session – Prairie Sun Studio – Day 3

Day three of the new album recording has Ron Miles on trumpet joining Bruce, Colin Linden, Gary Craig and John Dymond. Three songs were recorded today.

Photos from todays session courtesy of Daniel Keebler.

Bruce Cockburn - studio - 16 November 2016
Bruce Cockburn – studio – 16 November 2016
Ron Miles - trumpet
Ron Miles – studio – 16 November 2016

Recording Session Links:

Update: 25 November 2016:
In The Studio with Bruce – Daniel’s photos and commentary from the Prairie Sun Recording Sessions.

 

Recording Session – Prairie Sun Studio – Day 2

Bruce is in his second day of recording at Prairie Sun Studio, two songs yesterday and two today. Daniel Keebler sent along these photos from todays session.

Bruce Cockburn - studio - 15 November 2016
Bruce Cockburn – studio – 15 November 2016
Bruce Cockburn - studio - 15 November 2016
Bruce Cockburn – studio – 15 November 2016

Recording Session Links:

Update: 25 November 2016:
In The Studio with Bruce – Daniel’s photos and commentary from the Prairie Sun Recording Sessions.

 

Recording Session – Prairie Sun Studio – Day 1

As we mentioned here, Bruce is back in the studio recording, at Prairie Sun Recording Studio, along with Colin Linden – guitars & production, Gary Craig – drums & percussion and John Dymond – bass.

We have some photos to share courtesy of Daniel Keebler.

(Click on photo for a larger photo slideshow to appear.)

Recording Session Links:
Prairie Sun Studios – Cotati, CA

Update: 25 November 2016:
In The Studio with Bruce – Daniel’s photos and commentary from the Prairie Sun Recording Sessions.

December:
Prairie Sun Recording Studios Newsletter

Toronto:
Recording with Gary Craig, Roberto Occhipinti and Colin Linden

Nashville:
Recording with JohnAaron Cockburn, Mary Gauthier, Colin Linden

 

Bruce Cockburn Back In Recording Studio

For the first time since 2010’s “Small Source of Comfort”, Bruce Cockburn is back in the studio recording album number 33!

True North Records is aiming to release the album in 2017 but exactly when, is not yet known. The album will be produced by Colin Linden and be recorded in several studios throughout North America.

The album will contain all new songs written by Bruce.

Bruce Cockburn - 23 April 2015 - photo Daniel Keebler

Small Source of Comfort” won the 2011 Juno for Best Roots Album as well as two awards from the Canadian Folk Music Awards / Prix de musique folk canadienne and was well received world-wide.

Bruce has written more than 300 songs on 32 albums over a career spanning 45 years. Twenty-four Cockburn records have received a Canadian gold or platinum certification as of 2013, including most recently 6 times platinum for his Christmas album.

Credit: True North Records
Photo: Daniel Keebler

You can view new photos from the current studio recording HERE.


Bruce Cockburn, Colin Linden play Canadian Folk Music Awards gala

Bruce will be doing a couple of numbers at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in Toronto on December 3. ~ Bernie Finkelstein

Oct 27, 2016 – The Canadian Folk Music Awards, now in its 12th year, are coming to Toronto, Ontario from December 2-3, 2016. The 72 talented artist nominees for the 2016 CFMA were recently announced at Toronto City Hall and hail from Canadian provinces and territories from coast-to-coast-to-coast. This year’s gala event is taking place at the Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St West in downtown Toronto on Saturday, December 3, 2016.

The gala is hosted, in both official languages, by award-winning musicians Jean Hewson and Benoit Bourque (La Bottine Souriante) and is open to the public. Tickets for the gala are $45 (plus a $2 processing fee) and are available here.
http://uofttix.ca/view.php?id=1287
Doors open at 7 p.m. for the event.

The Canadian Folk Music Awards are pleased to announce the 2016 gala line-up, which includes prolific Canadian songwriter Bruce Cockburn. His achievements and decorations include being an Officer of the Order of Canada, an inductee of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, 13 Juno Awards, 24 Gold and Platinum records, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement, numerous honorary doctorates, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Award-winning guitarist, producer and singer Colin Linden also graces the CFMA performer line-up. The founding member of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings has had an exceptional career, releasing numerous albums with the band, as well as several solo albums. He has also produced and shepherded many upcoming musical talents. Since 2012, the iconic man in the black hat has been the Music Director on the hit TV show Nashville.

Juno Award-winning trio and CCMA nominated sisters from Newfoundland, The Ennis Sisters, bring their beautiful vocal harmonies to the line-up. Past CFMA winners and 2016 nominees The Sultans of String join the gala line-up, adding a view of worldly folk; their music merges Celtic and Cuban, flamenco and Gypsy-jazz, Arabic and South Asian in one delirious musical swell. Winnipeg folk trio Red Moon Road return from a rigorous European tour to join the gala line-up, adding some forward-thinking folk live performance to the proceedings. Quebec folk multi-instrumentalist Klô Pelgag adds some quirky excitement to the gala line-up (and possibly large scale fruit costumes.)

Along with the gala awards event, the weekend features two open-to-the-public musical showcase concerts. On Friday, December 2, 2016 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. at Hugh’s Room (2261 Dundas Street West, Toronto) the evening features CFMA 2016 nominees Jocelyn Pettit, The Small Glories, Hillsburn, Beppe Gambetta & Tony McManus, Old Man Luedecke and Élage Diouf. A brunch showcase concert happens Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hugh’s Room (2261 Dundas Street West, Toronto) and features 2016 CFMA nominees Rosie & the Riveters, The Andrew Collins Trio, Keltie Monaghan, William Prince, Ten Strings and a Goat Skin. Both showcases at Hugh’s Room are $29 in advance via hughsroom.com and $32.50 at the door.

The CFMA will hand out twenty awards throughout the gala evening. Nominations for the CFMA were announced this September at Toronto City Hall during the second annual #NationalStrum, celebrating folk music across Canada. Born from a pool of volunteers deeply invested in the wealth and breadth of folk talent in Canada, the CFMA celebrate all genres of folk music from across Canada. Well known for having a vibrant culture of folk festivals, folk traditions and folk values, the country comes together for a weekend of celebration.

Canadian artists and groups whose albums were released in Canada between June 15, 2015 to June 14, 2016 were eligible to submit their work. The CFMA currently boast 19 categories and one special achievement award. For the category awards, five nominees are chosen for each category. A two stage jury process by 95 jurors located across Canada, representing all official provinces, territories and languages determine the official winners in each category. Complete eligibility requirements are listed here: http://folkawards.ca/eligibility/

Credit: That Eric Alper

More: Canadian Folk Music Awards


Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival 2016 – audio

July 15, 2016

At the beginning of Bruce’s summer tour schedule he appeared at the Denman Island Readers & Writers Festival, promoting his memoir Rumours Of Glory.

Bruce Cockburn - Des Kennedy - Denman Island Writers Festival 2016
Bruce Cockburn – Des Kennedy – Denman Island Writers Festival 2016

On Friday July 15, he was interviewed by Des Kennedy, a former CBC host. They both came onto the stage, Bruce poured the wine. Des said first “Turn your cell phones off.” Bruce took his phone out of his pocket and turned it off. The audience burst out laughing.

Bruce Cockburn - Denman Writers Festival 2016 - photo BrentReid
Bruce Cockburn – Denman Island Writers Festival 2016 – photo BrentReid

Des explained that having Bruce at Denman was like having a visit from Pope Francis. This miracle visit was achieved through Heather MacAndrew, (The Man They Call Juan Carlos) who is a mutual friend of both Bruce and Des. She contacted Bruce a year ago about appearing and he said “Why not?”

Unfortunately the interview was not recorded.

The next day, Saturday, Bruce did a solo reading from Rumours Of Glory. We do have the full recording of this reading… enjoy!

Introduction is by Bethany Ireland.

Play Bruce Cockburn - Denman Writers Festival 2016


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