Bruce Cockburn

Genres: Folk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": singer-songwriter canadian folk folk-rock rock acoustic folk rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

27 May 1945, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This guitarist and singer-songwriter has long been heralded as Canada’s best-kept secret. After studying briefly at the Berklee College Of Music, Cockburn began his career in the mid-60s as a member of the Children. He played with a number of other Canadian bands including the Esquires, the Flying Circus, Olivus and 3’s A Crowd before making his live solo debut in August 1968. He left 3’s A Crowd the following year to launch his solo career, making his recording debut in spring 1970 with a self-titled debut album. His numerous early albums were tainted by a strong devotional feel, tied to their author’s Christian beliefs, although his guitar playing was always of the highest order. However, after his breakthrough single ‘Wondering Where The Lions Are’ (from 1979’s Dancing In The Dragon’s Jaws), his lyrical gaze had turned to the body politic. Cockburn had travelled prolifically throughout...

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