On Tuesday, July 8, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) presents perceptive, provocative troubadour Bruce Cockburn. Always a restless spirit, Cockburn is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has worked for 40 years to capture in song the essence of human experience—and to make that experience better whenever possible. Cockburn’s unparalleled balance of eloquence and passion ensures that his prized songbook will be celebrated for many years to come.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, “Few musicians have been as curious, probing or provocative as Cockburn.”
As a songwriter, Bruce Cockburn is revered by fans and musicians alike. His songs have been covered by such diverse artists as Jimmy Buffett, Judy Collins, Anne Murray, Chet Atkins, k.d. lang, Barenaked Ladies, Maria Muldaur, and the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia.
As a guitarist, Cockburn is considered to be among the world’s best. The New York Times called Cockburn a “virtuoso on guitar,” while Acoustic Guitar magazine placed him in the esteemed company of Andrés Segovia, Bill Frisell, and Django Reinhardt. Between travels to such far-flung places as Guatemala, Mali, Mozambique, and Nepal, Cockburn has embraced folk, jazz, rock, and international guitar styles and incorporated them into his intelligent, perceptive songcraft.
His songs, along with his extensive humanitarian work, have brought Cockburn a long list of honors, including 13 Juno Awards, an induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, and several international awards. In 1982, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.
Bruce Cockburn will perform at DCA at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8. Tickets for the concert range from $22 to $38. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made through the DCA box office, located at 3926 Highway 42 in Fish Creek. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 12-5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in person, on the phone at (920) 868-2728, or online at www.dcauditorium.org.