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  Bruce Cockburn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bruce Cockburn (pronounced "co-burn") (born May 27, 1945) is a Canadian folk/rock guitarist and singer/songwriter.
Cockburn was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and attended Broadview and Nepean High School.
Cockburn's second radio hit came in 1984 with the release of his Stealing Fire album and the song "If I Had A Rocket Launcher", written a year earlier after Cockburn had visited Guatemalan refugee camps in Mexico that were attacked before and after his visit by Guatemalan military helicopters.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bruce_Cockburn   (918 words)

 Cockburn, Bruce   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Cockburn's subsequent Canadian itinerary included appearances at such major venues as Massey Hall, (where Circles in the Stream was recorded in 1977), the Ontario Place Forum (where Bruce Cockburn Live was made in 1989), the NAC, St-Denis Theatre, the Orpheum and Queen Elizabeth theatres, and at the 1984 FIJM and many folk festivals.
Cockburn shared the stage with Murray McLauchlan on a tour of Japan in 1977, and returned there on his own in 1979.
Cockburn had won seven Juno Awards to 2003: as folk singer (or artist) of the year 1971-3 and in 1980-82, as male vocalist in 1981 and 1982, and for best 'roots' album in 2000.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?pgnm=tce¶ms=u1artu0000749   (1053 words)

 Bruce Cockburn - You've Never Seen Everything - Rounder / True North Records - CD
Bruce Cockburn has enjoyed a career of dispensing politically charged lyrical missiles, pointed and launched at whomever or whatever has displaced his trust and has sparked his ire.
Cockburn is a master at speaking his heart, the descriptions many of us have experienced thus the connection that Cockburn has with listeners of his songs.
Bruce Cockburn’s You’ve Never Seen Everything is a great album for the devoted fan and for the person who quests for the voice crying in the wildnerness.
www.musictap.net /Reviews/CockburnBruceYouveNeverSeenEverythingCD.html   (661 words)

 Rounder Records | Bruce Cockburn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Cockburn already had the words to "Trickle Down." But it was only when he jammed with Milne's band, an avant-garde jazz ensemble featuring harmonic player Gregoire Maret and rapper Kokayi, that the song's improvisational, free-form music took shape.
Cockburn describes the playing of musicians like Taylor, Hodges and especially Milne and Maret, whom he compares to Toots Thielemans, as both inspiring and instructive.
A longtime activist, Cockburn got to know singer Sarah Harmer, who lends her mellifluous voice to "Open," "Don't Forget About Delight" and the epic "Postcards from Cambodia," during a benefit for people who had been arrested at the Quebec G8 Summit.
www.rounder.com /feature/cockburn   (669 words)

 Bruce Cockburn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
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.
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.
Cockburn's later 1980s work took on a more streamlined rock sound, and his political agenda was weighted towards environmental concerns, as well as oppression.
www.djangomusic.com /artist_bio.asp?id=R++++33580   (272 words)

 TrouserPress.com :: Bruce Cockburn
Cockburn’s self-titled debut is a lovely album of Drakean folk music which shows some promise but is nothing special compared to similar artists of the time.
Cockburn is starting to get somewhere now, as his folk rock is beginning to take on a jazzy feel.
Cockburn had been using a fair bit of profanity in his writing, and for some fool reason his lyrics were printed on the back cover with lines containing controversial language highlighted in yellow.
www.trouserpress.com /entry.php?a=bruce_cockburn   (1664 words)

 Paste Magazine :: Feature :: Bruce Cockburn :: You've Never Seen Everything (Page 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Pegged as a Christian mystic in the ‘70s, Cockburn has confounded all sides of his audience, first with a series of decidedly leftist political albums in the ‘80s, albums antithetical to the conservative Reagan zeitgeist of many of his evangelical followers.
In short, Bruce Cockburn is simply who he is: the creator of some of the most thoughtful, challenging and beautiful songs of the past several decades, a masterful guitarist equally at home with folk, jazz, rock and world music, and a compassionate, caring, restless, ever-searching, world-weary, helpless, socially active, peace-loving, raging bundle of contradictions.
Cockburn met Milne, the leader of avant-garde jazz ensemble Dapp Theory, after one of Cockburn’s New York gigs, and their ensuing collaboration is proof of what can happen when the creative minds of two different generations meet and spark.
www.pastemagazine.com /action/article?article_id=183   (776 words)

 The Language of Truth, Sojourners Magazine/April 2004
Cockburn traveled to Iraq in January as part of a religious delegation to assess the humanitarian situation there.
Cockburn: The most interesting point came when we were invited for lunch by a visual artist who was fond of cooking a particular kind of fish, according to a Sumerian recipe.
Cockburn: A lot of young people are responding to what they see as the phoniness of the world, what they see as encroachments on their own future - by business, for instance.
www.sojo.net /index.cfm?action=magazine.article&issue=soj0404&article=040438   (1329 words)

 Next time we'll stick to yoga
Bruce Cockburn has a new album coming out in June.
I spoke with Cockburn at a special gala held by the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto honouring both Cockburn (who has an album coming out in June) and Canadian tenor Richard Margison.
Cockburn finally answers the regrets question with, "Regrets are part of the process of learning to appreciate life."
ca.geocities.com /dunnsharon@rogers.com/post/cockburn.html   (813 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Living / Arts / Singer Cockburn still a vital, critical voice from the north
That's where Bruce Cockburn continues to write some of the most outspoken songs of his generation.
Cockburn, an activist who has joined benefits to ban land mines and nuclear power, has noticed how many American artists have become more timid in speaking out for fear of a backlash.
Cockburn, who attended Boston's Berklee College of Music in the '60s, also has some beautiful love songs on the new album, notably "Put It in Your Heart." And other guests such as Jackson Browne and fellow Canadian Sarah Harmer help make it one of the best, and most haunting, records of his 27-album career.
www.boston.com /news/globe/living/articles/2003/10/24/singer_cockburn_still_a_vital_critical_voice_from_the_north   (862 words)

 The Cockburn Project - Bruce Cockburn online - Home
Bruce was also interviewed and played some songs on David Dye’s show, 8 November, on World Cafe.
While Goldsmith went on to produce Cockburn's "World Of Wonders" (1985) and "Big Circumstance"(1988), and is called in to play keyboards from time to time, the pair haven't worked together in that capacity since the '80s, "I would say that it will be classic Bruce Cockburn," says Finkelstein.
Bruce replies that he did get out on a bike ride, but says he is tired of so many beautiful days.
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 Bruce Cockburn - CanEHdian.com
The big difference is Cockburn's left-wing Christianity, which can be as unrelentingly earnest as Bono's.
Cockburn lightens up a little bit on The Charity of Night; he adds Laurie Anderson-like, film noir monologs to four songs and allows nakedly romantic feelings to emerge in two quietly pretty love songs.
Cockburn's reputation among his fellow musicians is reflected in guest appearances by Bonnie Raitt, Bob Weir, Patty Larkin, Ani DiFranco, and Jonatha Brooke--maybe the public will catch up this time around.
www.canehdian.com /genre/folk/a/brucecockburn/biography.html   (252 words)

 Bruce Cockburn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Canadian folk legend Bruce Cockburn was introduced to popular music in 1956 with Elvis Presley, and knew that music was where his heart lay.
In 1967 he had built up a small portfolio of self-penned songs that he felt sounded better when performed alone and decided to pursue a solo career, but it took a year to extricate himself from his band involvements; that was also the year he made his first appearance at the Mariposa Folk Festival.
Although always released in Canada on True North, Cockburn's material went on to be released in the US and the rest of the world on labels such as Island, Millenium/RCA, Gold Mountain/A&M, Gold Mountain/ MCA, and Gold Castle.
www.canoe.ca /JamMusicPopEncycloPagesC/cockburn_bruce.html   (1415 words)

 Bruce Cockburn Interview - 1993
Bruce Cockburn has been delighting and confounding his loyal fans and music critics for over two decades and 20+ albums.
Part of the lack of awareness in Cockburn by the vast record consuming population in the US may be in part due to the poor availability of his recordings, however that changed in 1991 with the worldwide release of "Nothing But a Burning Light " on Columbia/Sony.
While Cockburn has gained a strong reputation for the lyrical content of his songs (to the point of even being quoted by U2 in their song "God Part II") his guitar playing has never suffered from neglect.
www.solidairrecords.com /AMR_interviews/cockburn.html   (4013 words)

 Amazon.com: Waiting for a Miracle: Music: Bruce Cockburn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
If you're familiar with Cockburn only since 1984's Stealing Fire (which garnered some MTV play with "If I Had a Rocket Launcher"), this is a cost-effective way to catch up on the first half of this eclectic singer-songwriter's career.
Cockburn is a masterful guitar player (both acoustic and electric) and a prolific songwriter (he wrote all of the songs here) utitilizing a variety of music styles often with overtly political lyrics--especially on his later work.
Bruce is a must for anyone who loves the accoustic guitar.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000026I4W?v=glance   (1278 words)

 westcoastmusic: Bruce Cockburn celebrity interview
Bruce Cockburn is a world-renowned virtuoso guitar master, a fiery and literate wordsmith, and a compassionate ambassador for humanitarian causes worldwide.
Bruce Cockburn has been honoured with the Order of Canada, the Governor Generals Performing Arts Award, and three honourary doctorates - one of which is from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Bruce Cockburn is in a rare league as an artist.
noted.blogs.com /westcoastmusic/2005/01/bruce_cockburn_.html   (480 words)

Over the course of three decades, Bruce Cockburn's ability to distill political events, spiritual revelations and personal experience into rich, compelling songs have made him one of the world's most celebrated artists.
Cockburn's solution comes through in some of the most powerful songs of hope he's ever written: the joyous Open, the euphoric Put It in Your Heart and the gorgeous closing Messenger Wind.
Cockburn describes the playing of musicians like Taylor, Hodges and especially Milne and Maret, whom he compares to Toots Thielman, as both inspiring and instructive.
www.anythingmatters.com /archives-concerts/cockburn.html   (1157 words)

 Amazon.com: Speechless: Music: Bruce Cockburn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Well into his fourth decade of recording (his self-titled debut was released in 1970), Bruce Cockburn has not been able to break out of his cult status in the United States despite his enormous popularity in his native Canada (where he has earned numerous Juno Awards).
Of the three new tunes, Cockburn performs solo guitar on the atmospheric "Elegy" with hints of Spanish influences, and "King Kong Goes to Tallahasse" is a lazy blues number that invokes John Fahey at his most melodic.
Bruce is a acoustic guitar virtuoso as well as a composer expressing himself in many styles and rhythms: from blues to jazz to country and folk.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000ASDG80?v=glance   (1404 words)

 Artist Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Cockburn's collected work is a journey-both moody and revelatory-into the dark night and the sweet laughter of the soul, around the world with vivid imagery and unflinching observations of human cruelty, greed, courage, and survival through faith, and back home to the peaceful forests and vibrant cities of his native Canada.
Cockburn eventually found his voice as a songwriter drawing upon instinctive spirituality, a keen eye for detail, and a wry sense of humor.
Bruce Cockburn is now confirmed to perform one song at the opening ceremonies on December 7 for the UN Climate Control Conference.
www.truenorthrecords.com /mainartist.php?artist_id=12   (4458 words)

 Bruce Cockburn FAQ
Bruce also performed Mark's song "Strong Hand of Love" on the 1994 Heard tribute cd of the same name.
But it doesn’t have to be her; its the image of womanhood that we’ve inherited from the patriarchy- the painted whore image that we worship.
A: Bruce has said he was trying to give Mary "a little bit of an attitude" in order to counteract the "cliche" that the Christmas story has become to many of us.
marie.stealing-fire.com /bruce/lyrics.htm   (2038 words)

 NPR : Bruce Cockburn, Going Beyond Words
Bruce Cockburn's new CD is instrumental, but he also sings his version of the Christmas story in a visit with Liane Hansen.
But Cockburn's new CD focues on his extraordinary talents as a guitarist and composer, rather than his political views.
Cockburn tells Liane Hansen how the recording came to be, and where his music is headed next.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=5065208   (205 words)

 Bruce Cockburn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Bruce Cockburn (pronounced KOH-burn) is a canadian singer/songwriter who is a super-star in his native Canada, well known and respected among musicians here in the states, but not as well known as he should be by the public.
Bruce gets involved first hand, and learns as much as he can about the subject and tries to help personally in whatever ways he can.
I was lucky enough to attend the World Cafe taping of Bruce at the Tongue and Groove studios in Philadelphia, PA. Through dumb luck, I arrived the same time as Bruce did, so I got to go in and "hang out" with him for quite a while.
www.personal.psu.edu /faculty/w/r/wrp103/wrp/bruce/bruce.html   (568 words)

 Bruce Cockburn: You've Never Seen Everything - PopMatters Music Review
It happens to be a fiery, Canadian wordsmith named Bruce Cockburn, who, with each passing record, defies everything we've come to believe about aging artists living fat on Triple A radio.
Cockburn characteristically resists the jet set persona, stripping any romantic notions we might have about the breakfast-in-New-Orleans-dinner-in-Timbuktu life he has chosen: "Pierced by beauty's blade, skinned by wind / Begged for more -- was given -- begged again / I'm still here, I'm still here".
Cockburn is no stranger to lamenting the tortured human condition, but as far back as the mid-'70s masterpiece In the Falling Dark, his ruminations tended to be more distant, metaphysical and in some cases aloof with cynicism.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/c/cockburnbruce-youve.shtml   (1084 words)

 Bruce Cockburn
Cockburn's jousting days ended with his association with Columbia Records (he's now distributed in the U.S. by Rykodisc), but he retains fond memories of the impromptu skirmishes that occurred during the taping of his annual Christmas radio specials at a New York studio.
For Cockburn, who began his solo career as a coffeehouse troubadour in 1970 with the release of his self-titled album, "folk" is no longer a dirty word.
Another anomaly about Bruce Cockburn's musical career is that after 30 years of prolific songwriting, his entire discography -- including such classic albums as In The Falling Dark, Dancing In The Dragon's Jaws, Humans, and Stealing Fire -- is still available to the public.
www.octopusmediaink.com /BruceCockburn.html   (1031 words)

 Bruce Cockburn - You’ve Never Seen Everything: Silent Uproar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
In the past Cockburn has focused on his faith for inspiration, but on this effort he puts his pad and pen towards dealing with issues of world politics, world hunger and the environment.
Cockburn, follows the mold of recent Paul Simon, by letting in sounds from across the world and across the ocean into the simple melodies of a guitar.
Cockburn stands out nicely as something we need more of in this age, an artist who has a voice, a view, a passion, and can shape them into a well-written song.
www.silentuproar.com /showreview.php?ID=498   (303 words)

 Bruce Cockburn - Speechless : album review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-06)
Arguably Cockburn's music is a mix of gentle rock and folk with an occasional jazz lilt.
The majority of the tracks encompass Cockburn and a guitar that offers a greater degree of variation than you may expect given his clever use of control and pace.
Cockburn, despite having both longevity and undoubted talent, remains an acquired taste.
www.musicomh.com /albums4/bruce-cockburn_0805   (452 words)

 Bruce Cockburn
Bruce Cockburn's music has been described as similar to Neil Young's, only jazzier.
The first albums (at the time, available only in Bruce's native Canada) were straightforward folk albums.
Waiting For a Miracle is a wonderful retrospective of Bruce's 30-year career up to that point, but be sure to get the two-disc Canadian version, not the emasculated single-disc version marketed in the U.S. My personal favorite albums are Stealing Fire and Nothing But a Burning Light.
www.mixed-up.com /lyrics/artists/cockburn.html   (198 words)

 Publications of Dr. Bruce F. Cockburn
Bruce F. Cockburn and Janusz A. Brzozowski, “Switch-Level Testability of the Dynamic CMOS PLA,” Integration: the VLSI Journal, v.
Bruce F. Cockburn, Duncan G. Elliott and Gershom Birk, “Multilevel DRAM with Local Reference Generating,” Canadian Pat.
Bruce F. Cockburn and Keith Boyle, “Design and Characterization of a Digital Delay Locked Loop Synthesized from Black Box Standard Cells,” accepted to appear at the 2006 IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, May 7-10, 2006, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
www.ee.ualberta.ca /~cockburn/publications.html   (2728 words)

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