Canadian folk hero
Hit "Wondering Where The Lions Are"
When it comes to singer-songwriters, few can touch the musical and societal impact of Canadian Bruce Cockburn. Since emerging as part of the late-’60s folk-rock scene, the Ottawa native has won 11 JUNO Awards, received several honorary doctorates (including from his one-time school, Berklee College of Music) and released upwards of 30 albums. These collections incorporate elements of jazz, blues, world music and country (among other genres), but always preserve his take on spiritual reflection and wry societal observation. That same rich emotional palette informs Cockburn’s latest full-length, the acoustic-centric but rhythmically vibrant Small Source of Comfort. (Violinist Jenny Scheinman, who performs on the record, is also appearing at this show.) If these musical achievements aren’t impressive enough, consider that Cockburn is also a committed humanitarian and activist, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Special Guest, Jenny Scheinman
Talented violinist, Bruce Cockburn collaborator
Violinist Jenny Scheinman is one of several collaborators found on Bruce Cockburn’s Small Source of Comfort. On this record, the Brooklyn musician adds understated (yet majestic) color to songs such as “Lois On The Autobahn.” However, Scheinman’s c.v. has quite a bit of depth; she’s also collaborated with Bill Frisell and Norah Jones and recently released a solo record, The Littlest Prisoner.