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“Voices Rising” Online Benefit Concert for Mozambique

6 June 2021 –
Bruce is participating in this benefit concert on June 19, 2021.

Voices Rising - Gettin' Higher Choir - benefit for Mozambique

The Gettin’ Higher Choir is delighted to announce that their next online benefit concert will take place June 19 at 7pm PDT, and will feature renowned songwriter, guitarist, compassionate humanitarian and activist, Bruce Cockburn. Also, for the first time, we will welcome collaboration with musicians from the Caia district of Mozambique, for this our 23rd annual concert to support development projects in that region.

The event will feature recorded messages and musical performances by guest artists. The GHC will present “virtual choir” videos of songs celebrating our vital bonds to one another, near and far, and to the earth we share. This season’s uplifting songs come from South Africa, from classic rock, and from current songwriters including local star, Chris Frye of The Bills.

Tickets: To attend the concert on Zoom, click this link to register, make sure you have Zoom installed on your device, and watch for an update email on the day of the concert. Or watch the full concert on YouTube Live, or during the week after, at this YouTube link. We have a limit of 1000 participants on Zoom, so if that is full when you connect, please use the YouTube Live link.

Instead of buying tickets, on or before June 19, please make a donation to The Caia Connection through Canada Helps. This will support our long-standing development projects in Mozambique, including village schools, scholarship programs for nursing and agriculture students, distance learning, food security and water access, and an award-winning valimba music program.

For more info Getting’ Higher Choir

Update: You can watch Bruce’s set here [https://youtu.be/E3rbI_Yhz6A]





FOUR NEW SONGS

5 May 2021 – Update!!!
Listen to the Four New Songs!
(click through)


Bruce Cockburn Four New Songs SFL

A few years ago I found myself attending a worship service at San Francisco Lighthouse. For the preceding couple of decades I had been operating on the assumption that the formal church and I had grown apart, so in a way it was a surprise to be there and feel as though it was where I was meant to be. That occasion led to an ongoing relationship with SFL — fools that they were, they let me play in the band!

In this COVID year, with no public opportunity to introduce new songs, and since I have a few new songs, it seemed like they could be put out for people to hear in a way that would at once benefit the church and satisfy my need to be noticed.

Suggested Donation: $20

Any revenue generated by this exercise will go to support SFL and its work, which includes, among other things, support for programs for unhoused people in San Francisco, and for Lighthouse Kathmandu, a Nepali-run organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking and rescuing its victims.

Thanks for checking in. I hope you enjoy the songs!

Bruce Cockburn

Please note these are informal demo videos.

~from Event Bruce Cockburn Four New Songs SFL event.


Crowing Ignites receives Juno nomination

12 March 2021 – Bruce’s 2019 all instrumental release Crowing Ignites has been nominated for a Juno award in the Instrumental Album of the Year category.

Bruce Cockburn - Crowing Ignites cd jacket

The other nominees are:
Movements III – Blitz//Berlin
Eleven Words – David Foster
Volume 1 – Flore Laurentienne
Prior Street – Gordon Grdina

The 2021 Juno Awards will be broadcast nationwide Sunday, May 16, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBC Music, CBC-TV, CBC Gem and CBC Radio One, and globally on CBCMusic.ca/junos. While Toronto is the official Juno host for the awards’ 50th anniversary, the broadcast will be presented to an at-home only audience, with filming taking place at several locations across the country.


Crowing Ignites – Canadian Folk Music Award

13 March 2021 – Eric Alper PR Roster Gets 12 Canadian Folk Music Award Noms: Bruce Cockburn, Crystal Shawanda, Sultans Of String, Craig Cardiff + More

The Canadian Folk Music Awards celebrates its 16th edition, with a roster of nominations that celebrates the breadth and depth of Canadian folk music, and Eric Alper Public Relations and its clients and extended family celebrates the talent of artists and musicians across Canada.

Established by Canada’s vibrant and internationally-recognized folk music community, the awards currently boasts 19 categories. Nominees are chosen for each category through a two-stage jury process. More than 100 jurors, located across Canada, representing all official provinces, territories and languages, determine the official recipients in each category.

The 16th edition of the Canadian Folk Music Awards Celebration will take place online again this year, and will present all 19 Awards, plus the Unsung Hero Award bringing the total to 20 Awards, virtually, over the weekend of April 9-10, 2021.

Contemporary Album of the Year: Coyote by Catherine MacLellan, Contemporary Singer of the Year: Catherine MacLellan for Coyote

Ensemble of the Year: Sultans of String for Refuge, Indigenous Songwriter(s) of the Year: Crystal Shawanda for Church House Blues

Instrumental Solo artist of the Year:Natalie MacMaster for Sketches, Producer(s) of the Year: Chris McKhool & John ‘Beetle’ Bailey for Refuge (Sultans of String)

Single of the Year: Yellowknife by Craig Cardiff (Producer: Craig Cardiff), Solo Artist of the Year: Catherine MacLellan for Coyote

Traditional Album of the Year: Crowing Ignites by Bruce Cockburn, The Lost Tapes by Ian & Sylvia

Traditional Singer of the Year: Kevin Harvey for Hand Me Down Blues, World Album of the Year: Patria by/par Mazacote

Credit: That Eric Alper.


Ann Arbor Folk Fest Live-Streamed

16 December 2020 –
Bruce will be doing a 30 to 40 minute set for the virtual Ann Arbor Folk Festival.
The show must go on. January’s Ann Arbor Folk Fest will take place online w/ live-streamed sets by Robert Earl Keen, Raul Malo, Bruce Cockburn, The War & Treaty, The Accidentals & more info from Localspins.com.

Tickets December 18 and more ticket info.

Ann Arbor Folk Festival poster

Bruce Cockburn - streaming Ann Arbor Folk Fest

Above photo taken from the live stream by Dave Hedenstrom.
Here’s the setlist.


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