Bruce Cockburn is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the singer/songwriter’s self-titled debut album with a series of performances throughout North America. Released in 1970, it was also the first album to be released by True North Records. The album which included the songs “Going To The Country” and “Musical Friends” was released on April 7, 1970. TN 1 was the albums catalogue number under True North Records label.
Although mostly recorded in late 1969 the first album hit the stores and airwaves in 1970 and started the long, long journey that continues to this day.
“In 1969, when I was feeling the need to record an album of the songs I’d been writing, I had no concept of what that might lead to. Not unusual for a young person, I guess. In some organic way it felt like it was time. The future wasn’t really an issue. It still isn’t. For each of us, there’s a future or there isn’t. But looking back over the arc of fifty years of recording, performing, and travel, not to mention relationships and personal challenges, I can only shake my head and mutter a word of thanks for all of it. Even if I’d been a planner by nature, I doubt I could have predicted how things have gone. And they’re still going!” Cockburn explains.
Cockburn has now released 34 albums and played thousands of concerts around the world, which he intends to commemorate with this tour.
50th Anniversary Tour Dates:
Apr 10 – Stanford, CA – Bing Concert Hall
Apr 30 – Northampton, MA – Academy of Music
May 1 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
May 2 – Boothbay Harbor, ME – Flying Monkey Centre
May 3 – Plymouth, NH – Bailey Theatre
May 5 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
May 7 – Fairfield, CT – Stage One
May 8 – Fall River, MA – Narrow Center
May 9 – Newton, NJ – Newton Theatre
May 11 – Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head
May 12 – Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester Center
May 14 – Raleigh, NC – Fletcher Opera House
May 15 – Charlotte, NC – McGlohon Theatre
May 16 – Chattanooga, TN – Songbird
May 17 – Atlanta, GA – City Winery
May 20 – Ponte Vedra, FL – Concert Hall
May 21 – Clearwater, FL – Capitol Theatre
May 22 – ft. Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center
May 24 – Key West, FL – Key West Theatre
Sep 4 – Toronto, ON – CNE Bandshell
Oct 16 – Peterborough, ON – Showplace
Oct 17 – Ottawa, ON – NAC
Oct 18 – Belleville, ON – Empire Theatre
Oct 20 – Kingston, ON – Isabel Bader Centre
Music has touched my soul since day one. Whether it is performing or sitting down with some of the biggest names in music, I can always be found sharing my profoundly tender affection of music with anyone who will listen. Being a music journalist has allowed me to expand my knowledge of music and interact with some of my biggest childhood heroes. From days of radio broadcasting to sitting back, kicking off my cowboy boots and sharing my adventures with likeminded music fans online has been nothing short of amazing. Canada is full of true musical talent and I look forward to continuing to share my adventures in music with you.