21 April 2008 -
Bruce Cockburn will be recording a live solo album on his spring tour of the Northeast US. As well there is one date in Quebec that is taking place during the Festivaldes Guitars Du Monde.
This will be Bruce's 30th recording in a career that stretches back to 1969 however it will be the first ever solo live recording in his fabled catalogue. In the past he's recorded two other live records Circles In The Stream 1977 and Live in 1990 as well as one live EP - You Pay Your Money and You Take Your Chance in 1998, however all of these recordings were done with a full band.
The CD will be produced by long time friend Colin Linden. The recordings are expected to be released by True North in fall of 2008.
Bruce has long been regarded as one of the world's finest solo performers. Performing alone is a format that allows his sparkling musicianship and amazing guitar prowess to shine through, as well as completely focusing the attention on his amazing catalogue of songs which have now received over 250 cover versions by such great artists as Jimmy Buffett, The Barenaked Ladies, kd Lang, Judy Collins, Jerry Garcia and Third World to name only a few.
All of the following shows will be recorded for the live record.
MAY 14 NORTHAMPTON MA THE IRON HORSE
MAY 15 NORTHAMPTON MA THE IRON HORSE
MAY 16 BOSTON MA SOMERVILLE THEATRE
MAY 17 ITHACA NY KULP AUDITORIUM
MAY 19 ROCHESTER NY GERMAN HOUSE THEATRE
MAY 20 SELLERSVILLE PA SELLERSVILLE THEATRE
MAY 21 LONDONDERRY NH TUPELO MUSIC HALL
MAY 22 PORTLAND ME FIRST PARRISH CHURCH
MAY 23 BROOKFIELD NH TUMBLEDOWN FARM BARN
MAY 25 ROUYEN-NORANDA PQ CONGRESS CENTRE
~from Bernie Finkelstein, Finkelstein Management.
For more info on the above 2008 Tour Dates.