Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Bruce Cockburn – pronounced Coe-burn – remains one of Canada’s most beloved singer/songwriters. Since he first came to prominence with the release of his self-titled debut album in 1970, he has remained a critical and commercial success in his home country. Cockburn has won 13 Juno Awards over the course of his career and has 22 gold and platinum awards to hang on his wall. If that wasn’t enough, he’s also been inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fam and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Needless to say, Bruce Cockburn has most certainly achieved great success in his homeland.
Internationally, Cockburn has also managed to achieve a tremendous amount of success with albums such as DANCING IN THE DRAGON’S JAWS (1979), HUMANS (1980), THE TROUBLE WITH NORMAL (1983), STEALING FIRE (1984), and WORLD OF WONDERS (1988). He also released a series of singles that charted in several different countries including “Wondering Where the Lions Are” (1979) and 1984’s “Lovers in a Dangerous Time” and “If I Had a Rocket Launcher.” Needless to say, Bruce Cockburn has managed to remain a vital, critically acclaimed, and commercially successful career for nearly 55 years without any sign of slowing down.
Bruce Cockburn returns in 2023 with O SUN O MOON, his 26th studio album. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with longtime producer Colin Linden, the album accents Cockburn’s poetic lyrics and expert musicianship. Four of the album’s tracks – “On a Roll,” “Colin Went Down to the Water,” “Us All,” and the instrumental “Haiku” – have already been released and have been lovingly embraced by his fan base. However, there’s so much more to O SUN O MOON to enjoy including soon-to-be classics such as “Push Comes to Shove,” “To Keep the World We Know,” and ‘When the Spirit Walks in the Room.” A mixture of Folk, Blues, and Rock, this is an album that proves the Bruce Cockburn remains one of Canada’s most dependable and honest songwriters more than five decades into his career.
O SUN O MOON