Rumours of Glory
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Following the success of I’m Your Man and Just Kids, legendary Canadian singer and songwriter Bruce Cockburn delivers his long-awaited memoir—a chronicle of faith, fear, and activism that is also a lively cultural and musical tour through the late twentieth century.
Award-winning songwriter and pioneering guitarist Bruce Cockburn’s life has been shaped by politics, protest, romance, and spiritual discovery. For more than five decades he has toured the globe, visiting far-flung places such as Guatemala, Mali, Mozambique, Afghanistan, and Nepal, performing and speaking out on diverse issues, from native rights and land mines to the environment and Third World debt. His journeys have been reflected in his music and evolving styles: folk, jazz, blues, rock, and worldbeat. Drawing from his experiences, he continues to create memorable songs about his ever-expanding universe of wonders.
As an artist with thirty-one albums, Cockburn has won numerous awards and the devotion of legions of fans across America and his native Canada, where he is a household name. Yet the man himself has remained a mystery. In his memoir, Cockburn invites us into his private world, sharing his Christian convictions, his personal relationships, and the social and political activism that has defined him and has both invigorated and incited his fans.
I do not usually read on digital but this compilation was excellent. I especially enjoyed the opportunity to play the songs while reading.
I have been to a great number of live shows from bars to concert halls and have always wondered what of the many questions I would ask Bruce if given the opportunity. I also have (purchased) all of the recordings, some duplicated in vinyl and CD.
The choices of material and the stories and songs in this book were most satisfying. Now, if I ever get the chance to have beer with Bruce Cockburn I will be content to just ask about his day
Steve Shelly, life long fan ever since “Dragons Jaws”
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Could have done without the political bent...not all American Policies are bad, but you’d think so reading ROG...