Thursday, April 06, 2006

Even more new album news: Bruce Cockburn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 6, 2006


MUSIC LEGEND BRUCE COCKBURN AND LONGTIME MANAGER

BERNIE FINKELSTEIN HONORED AT 2006 JUNO AWARDS



COCKBURN’S NEW STUDIO ALBUM, LIFE SHORT CALL NOW,

DUE ON ROUNDER RECORDS, JULY 11



Cambridge, MA – Legendary singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn and his longtime manager Bernie Finkelstein were honored by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) at the 2006 JUNO awards in Halifax, Nova Scotia this past weekend. Cockburn was the recipient of the inaugural JUNO Humanitarian Award, recognizing the positive social, environmental and humanitarian contributions made by Canadian artists. Finkelstein, founder of Canada’s oldest independent record company True North Records and Cockburn’s manager for over 35 years, was honored with the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, recognizing individuals who have contributed to the growth and development of the Canadian music industry.

“I am deeply touched that CARAS is honoring me as their first recipient of the Humanitarian Award,” said Cockburn. “I hope that the introduction of this award will inspire as many artists as possible to participate fully in the global community.”

A critically-acclaimed singer, songwriter and respected music activist, Cockburn has been honored with multiple awards throughout his thirty-five year career, including the Tenco Award for Lifetime Achievement in Italy and 20 gold and platinum awards in Canada, where he is also an Officer of the Order of Canada and inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. He is also the recipient of honorary degrees in Letters and Music from several North American universities, including Boston’s Berklee and Toronto’s York University. Cockburn’s songs have been covered by such diverse artists as the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia, Barenaked Ladies, Jimmy Buffet, Maria Muldaur, k.d. Lang and others.

On July 11, Rounder Records will release a new studio album by Cockburn entitled Life Short Call Now. The album follows-up 2005’s Speechless – Cockburn’s first-ever instrumental record which garnered rave reviews from numerous publications including Acoustic Guitar, Guitar World Acoustic, Performing Songwriter and others. Life Short Call Now was recorded just outside of Toronto and includes 12 Cockburn originals (track listing below). More details to be announced soon.

Track Listing for Life Short Call Now:

Life Short Call Now
See You Tomorrow
Mystery
Beautiful Creatures
Peace March
Slow Down Fast
Tell the Universe
This is Baghdad
Jerusalem Poker
Different When It Comes to You
To Fit in My Heart
Nude Descending a Staircase

Founded in 1970, Rounder Records is America's premier independent label. Rounder and its Zoë, Heartbeat, Philo and Bullseye Blues imprints have a catalog of over 3000 albums, representing a wide variety of folk, roots, rock, blues, and reggae music.

(Thanks to Thom for this one!)

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