Cockburn Returns 

Cockburn Returns

Jim Heald


After six long years, Cockburn has a new album of original songs and what sounds like a very successful tour in progress.  In those six years, we’ve had a box set spanning his entire career and one of the more substantive rock autobiographies to hit the bookshelves in many years.  He’s also moved to the United States and become a father.

  So, what exactly does Bruce have to say to the world in his 72nd year?  Pretty much the same kinds of things that he’s been saying for…

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Bruce Cockburn Book Excerpt - from Journey to Christ 

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From Chapter 3    

Journey to Christ 

Although Bruce’s parents were agnostics and he was raised an agnostic, he attended Sunday school as a child and young adult. This most likely gave him a reasonably good grounding in the basic stories of the Old and New Testament.  Of course, as a teenager, he and his friends, “used to look in the Bible…

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Book Excerpt from World of Wonders - LIve Recordings 

My Book on Bruce Cockburn, World of Wonders is available in paperback from  -  Click Here.  Amazon UK, Amazon Canada, Amazon Japan and  Amazon Germany 


This excerpt is from Chapter 11 - Live Recordings, which is entirely new.


Bruce Cockburn Live (1990)


This album was recorded live at Ontario Place in Toronto, August 14-15, 1989.  Bruce performed at The Forum, an outdoor concert venue on the site, which has since been torn down.[1]  On this album, Bruce plays electric and acoustic guitars…

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Jimmy LaFave: An Appreciation 


I met Jimmy LaFave in January 1986, shortly after we had both moved to Austin.  We were playing at the open stage at Chameleons.  He sang Minstrel Boy, the beautiful Only One Angel, and either Thru the Neon Night or Deep South 61 Delta Highway Blues.  I’m not sure I’ve ever been quite so blown away, especially at an open stage.  The great voice, the great songwriting, that great mysterious something.  My wife Laura and I were among a small handful of folks who showed up for his first real gig in Austin…

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Book Release - World of Wonders 

World of Wonders is an appreciation of the lyrics and music of the iconic Canadian Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist Bruce Cockburn. This book is the first comprehensive look at the works of Bruce Cockburn from the 1960's to the Present.

 This version is a revised and expanded edition of the book published in 2012.  The book makes use of Bruce Cockburn's autobiography Rumours of Glory to correct and validate points made in the original book.  It also expands upon the influence of CS Lewis and Charles Williams…

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