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Bruce Cockburn

Immensely popular in his native Canada, singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn has found only cult success south of the border, in spite of a rich, varied body of work and considerable critical nods. He has won numerous Juno Awards and has kept the quality control on most of his albums at a high level. Cockburn's first decade of work (1970-1979) is largely literate, singer/songwriter folk-rock, often with a strong Christian tone and mystical, devotional lyrics. In 1979, Cockburn had his only major U.S. single, "Wondering Where the Lions Are," which peaked at number 21. The accompanying album, Dancing in the Dragon's Jaw, saw him augmenting his music with worldbeat rhythms, an approach he would continue over his next few albums. Cockburn toned down his Christian viewpoint for much of the 1980s, partially as a way of disconnecting himself from the American religious right, which he found antithetical to his own spiritual beliefs, and partially to concentrate on more humanitarian, political subject matter. In 1984, Cockburn produced an AOR hit, "If I Had a Rocket Launcher," whose accompanying video depicted conditions in war-torn Central America and gained a fair amount of MTV play.

Cockburn's later 1980s work took on a more streamlined rock sound, and his political agenda was weighted toward environmental concerns, as well as oppression. In the 1990s, Cockburn returned to a more introspective feel recalling his earlier work, but moved toward a more global and political perspective with the issue of the angry and polemical You've Never Seen Everything in 2003. Speechless from 2005 was an all-instrumental affair, showing off the artist's skill on guitar, while the next year's Life Short Call Now showed an artist at the prime of his musical maturity. A live set, Slice O Life: Bruce Cockburn Live Solo, arrived in 2009. After a brief tour, Cockburn returned to the studio in 2010, where he finished work on a new collection entitled Small Source of Comfort, which was released in early 2011; the set is an intimate set of songs and guitar-based instrumentals (including the live but never recorded Cockburn standard "The Gift"). The album was produced by Colin Linden and features violinist Jenny Scheinman. ~ Steve Huey
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Great comment Tom. He has released so much great music but i still want more. Something new has to be on the horizon.
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A fantastic guitarist, great singer, the most amazing poet of our time, and probably the craftiest songwriter, too. And an activist for the betterment of mankind to boot! I have been singing Bruce's praises for 30 + years to anyone who listens to music (or me). What I find peculiar, Pandora, is that he has recorded 30 or so albums, and only one has been totally instrumental , yet he is categorized with artists who are only guitarists. Also David Crosby gets more play on this station than him
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craig6921
He's very warm and deep. Great musician
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jenny.root
Not sure about the U.S. not embracing... I ' v e been to nothing but sold out shows since the 80's...and is quite popular and adored by everyone here in the states....Br u c e . . . . m o s t amazing!!
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Amazing artist!
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He's wonderful. My guess is that he's too subtle, deep and gentle for most US audiences.
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Niagara Falls casino bears den May 2nd great show as always. Effortless display of musical poetic wonderment.
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Daniel villani..thi s guy is amazing
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Amazing. .
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squeakreigns 7
CANADA*S BEST !!!!!!!!!! GO BRUCE GOD SPEED !
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senorpescado
met him first time Managua 83-84? great guy Viva 'El Frente Verde'
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Why hasn't the US embraced him? Great question...h e is such a wonderful, creative and heart centered artist.
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Always Great.
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cbrowne119
He's great, wonder why the old US of A never embraced him. Saw him in concert in MA with about 50 people in attendance and he was great
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ritchiec53
Love the Last Night of the World tune and of course, Wonder Where the Lions are.
Just added him to spice up my Pandora One.
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bigh
Lifetime lover of this man's music, from when I was fleeing disco in the late 70s. I've seen him live several times; he is alive and creative on stage, and his work is always evolving. A true artist, and I'm thankful I've had his music throughout my life. A friend I've never met...
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irvd2x
I'm from Chicago.Bruc e is my favorite guitarist. His music is easily recognized and immediately loved.I've listen and enjoyed his music for over 3 decades and he only gets better.His "If I Had a Rocket Launcher" was my favorite performance from the worldwide Live Eight concert a number of years ago.
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kfanderson26 1 4
New to him but love it!
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Thanks to Pandora he's kicking in Sarasota, FL
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I miss not hearing him on the radio. One of the drawbacks of living outside of Canada. A hidden national treasure like Blue Rodeo
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fbwmeyer
LOL Mikaela what she said about labor. I used to be a Microsoft 'C' programmer and the best way to hit my groove was playing a CD of guitar music by Richard Gilewitz over and over. It unlocked my brain. Bruce Cockburn style is a little similar. RG does not sing however.
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New material on the horizon, can never get enough.
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antshrike1
Bruce Cockburn is my all time favorite artist even though I'm just a crass simpleminded clodhopper from the USA. Long live Stephen Abootman!
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Been a fan of his since 1969!
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I gave birth to this album, played over and over for 5 days labor... just found it again after 19 years. thank you
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Most awesome!
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Brilliant performer, always has been.
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Been listening since 79. What matters is not when but that you have discovered this great musician poet creative songwriting master.
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jjparkes
Just makes me all that more excited to hear him live again in two weeks..can't wait, and can't think of an album I don't like, and I have most of them. Look how far the light came, just one of his many lyrical melodic masterpieces . Dart to the Heart has to be one of his many standout albums. Too bad not many south of the border don't even recognize him....they are missing out.
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chcoutreach
Absolutely love his style and high level of skill. So why am I just now hearing of him?
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A master-music i a n / s o n g w r i t e r / s i n g e r / g u i t a r i s t . A treasure and a songwriter's songwriter. Criminally 'unknown' in the US, a Canadian treasure. Been a fan since I first heard him back in the 80's.
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See How I Miss You may contain one of the finest song verses written in its decade.
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WTF are you talking about below.
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I just heard him and I'm 54 haven't heard a voice but I heard a faint cough,I think .
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He is brilliant! No one can duplicate his voice, lyrics, guitar playing! I get chills when I hear his music to this day... I first heard him when I was sixteen and I am now fifty three!
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No clue 705 do your research brother.
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@nroberts705 : Since Jone's debut album was in 1985, and Bruce started producing work around 1970, that doesn't make any sense. Anyway no copycat is going to be able to produce the outstanding body of work that Bruce has. Suggest you listen to more of it.
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BRUCE ! ! !
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Brilliant! A true musician!
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mcole227
Can you hear Water into Wine and not feel uplifted? Thank you, Bruce!
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Bruce is a poet and a prophet. And one of the world's premier guitarists.
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f**k off below d-bag
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Worst. Last. Name. Ever.
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too many great songs to name! One of my favorite guitarists of all time!
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I don't think the word copied applies at all. Maybe this guy was influenced by him. On the other hand I'm sure Bruce has influenced many people along his musical journey.
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This Guy sounds like he has copied Paul Ubana Jones. He is almost identical. I wonder if they know each other.
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I have loved the work of Bruce Cockburn for over 30 years now. Favorite of all time is Let Us Go Laughing from over 30 years ago. Such poetry in his lyrics and that guitar playing is godlike.
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wsm33
Bruce Cockburn's music and lyrics should be studied by all that have music ambitions! And everybody else for that matter!
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A guitar hero x10. What a beautiful an inventive player.
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