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Bruce Cockburn - The Mount Lefroy Waltz

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Bruce Cockburn
"The Mt.Lefroy Waltz"

Impacting: August 13 2019

Format(s): Jazz

 
 
 

The Mt Lefroy Waltz featuring Ron Miles cornet; Roberto Occhipinti bass; Gary Craig drums,

ready for Jazz airplay now!


In 2005, Bruce Cockburn released Speechless, a collection of instrumental tracks that shone the spotlight on the singer-songwriter’s exceptional acoustic guitar playing. The album earned Cockburn a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Instrumentalist and underscored his stature as one of the world’s premier guitarists.
 

Already, The New York Times had credited Cockburn with having “the hardest-working right thumb in show business,” adding that he “materializes chords and modal filigrees while his thumb provides the music’s pulse and its foundation—at once a deep Celtic drone and the throb of a vigilant conscience.” Acoustic Guitar magazine was similarly laudatory in citing Cockburn’s guitar prowess, placing him in the prestigious company of legends like Andrés Segovia. Bill Frisell, Django Reinhardt and Mississippi John Hurt.
 

The Mt Lefroy Waltz is from the intriguingly titled Crowing Ignites, another dazzling instrumental album that will further cement his reputation as both an exceptional composer and a instrumentalist with few peers. The latest album features 11 brand new compositions. Although there’s not a single word spoken or sung, it’s as eloquent and expressive as any of the Canadian Hall of Famer’s lyric-laden albums. As his long-time producer, Colin Linden, puts it:

“It’s amazing how much Bruce can say without saying anything.”

 

Upcoming North American Tour Dates

SEPT  7     SISTERS OR   SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL
SEPT  20   NASHVILLE TN  CITY WINERY
SEPT  21   FERDINAND IN  FERDINAND FOLK FESTIVAL
SEPT  23   NELSONVILLE OH   STUART OPERA HOUSE
SEPT  24    GOSHEN IN   JOHN S UMBLE CENTER
SEPT  25    GRAND RAPIDS MI  COVENANT ARTS CENTER
SEPT  27    CHICAGO IL  OLD TOWN SCHOOL
SEPT  28    CHICAGO IL OLD TOWN SCHOOL
SEPT  29     MINNEAPOLIS MN  CEDAR CULTURAL CENTER
SEPT  30    FARGO ND   FARGO THEATRE
OCT    19    TORONTO ON   KOERNER HALL
OCT    20    LONDON ON   CENTENNIAL HALL
OCT    21    ST. CATHARINES ON  FIRST ONTARIO ART CENTRE
OCT    22    KINGSTON ON   GRAND THEATRE
OCT    24    BROOKLYN NY    MURMRR THEATRE
OCT    25    ALBANY NY    THE EG
OCT    26    COLLINGSWOOD NJ   SCOTTISH RITE THEATRE
OCT    27    WASHINGTON DC    THE BIRCHMERE
NOV    8      VICTORIA BC    THE ROYAL THEATRE
NOV    9      VANCOUVER BC   CHAN CENTRE
NOV    10    SEATTLE WA  NEPTUNE THEATRE
NOV    11    MISSOULA MT  WILMA THEATRE
NOV    12    BOISE ID   VAC THEATRE
NOV    14    SALT LAKE CITY UT  STATE ROOM
NOV    15    GRAND JUNCTION CO  AVALON THEATRE
NOV    16    DURANGO CO   HENRY STRATER THEATRE
NOV    17    BOULDER CO  BOULDER THEATRE
NOV    19    PHOENIX AZ   MIM
NOV    20    LOS ANGELES CA  MCCABES GUITAR SHOP
NOV    21    BERKELEY CA  FREIGHT & SALVAGE
NOV    22    BERKELEY CA  FREIGHT & SALVAGE
NOV    23    MONTEREY CA   GOLDEN STATE THEATRE

 

 

 
 
 
 
Edited by GA Russell

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As you can see, he is touring, but my understanding is that most of these dates are solo shows.  (I know for a fact the Toronto show is a solo event.)  I'd be fairly surprised if he plays much material off this CD without a band backing him (what would be the point?), and indeed, I suspect it is mostly going to be Cockburn playing his hits solo.  I've been waiting to hear him play in a group setting, so I think I'll pass (yet again).

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