Bruce Cockburn in London
Bruce Cockburn is one of today's most innovative singer-songwriters. Like Richard Thompson, he's a powerful guitarist as well as a passionate singer, and he pulls off the difficult trick of combining social concerns with a sense of humor.
He's always been a terrific live performer, but he's now recorded a new album The Charity of Night for Rykodisc that ranks with his very best. It features guests ranging from Gary Burton to Ani DiFranco, via Bob Weir, Bonnie Raitt and many others. If you ever were a Bruce Cockburn fan, this album will thrill you; if you haven't heard him properly before, this is the record to start with.
These four shows in March provide a rare opportunity to hear Bruce in this country with a tour that includes a special London concert at the Royal Festival Hall.
Bruce Cockburn's special guest to open the show is Jackie Leven, the front man of Doll by Doll, described by Stuart Maconie in Q as 'a songwriter of rare gifts, a guitarist of great lyricism, and one of the greatest voices these islands have ever produced.'