Three because of the release of a new CD following his induction into the Canadian Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame and the launch of his longest touring schedule in decades or just plain old number seven with the release of his first CD in seven years, either way, it works for us.
Let’s clear up the confusion a little better for you. Bruce Cockburn hot off the heels of being inducted into said Canadian Songwriter’s Hall of Fame is releasing his first new CD after seven years and embarking on his longest touring schedule in years.
Few recording artists are as creative and prolific as Bruce Cockburn. Since his self-titled debut in 1970, the Canadian singer-songwriter has issued a steady stream of acclaimed albums every couple of years. But that output suddenly ran dry in 2011 following the release of Small Source of Comfort. There were good reasons for the drought. For one thing, Cockburn became a father again with the birth of his daughter Iona and then there was the publication of his 2014 memoir Rumours of Glory.
“I didn’t write any songs until after the book was published because all my creative energy had gone into three years of writing it,” Cockburn explains, “There was simply nothing left to write songs with. As soon as the book was put to bed, I started asking myself whether I was ever going to be a songwriter again.”
Luckily for us, he is and will prove it with the CD out in stores September 15th and a date at the National Arts Centre on September 22nd.
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