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Bruce Cockburn on his lyric-less new album Crowing Ignites

One of Canada's finest lyricists has decided to lose the words — at least for the moment. Bruce Cockburn joined q's Tom Power to discuss his new instrumental album.
Bruce Cockburn in the q studio in Toronto. (Vivian Rashotte/CBC)

Originally published on Sept. 23, 2019

One of Canada's finest lyricists has decided to lose the words — at least for the moment.

Bruce Cockburn's new album, Crowing Ignites, is his second foray into instrumental music. Instead of lyrics, Cockburn's deft and soulful guitar playing takes centre stage. He dropped by the q studio to perform songs from the new album, including a duet with our own Tom Power.

WATCH | Bruce Cockburn's full interview with q host Tom Power:

Cockburn's new album, Crowing Ignites, is out now.

— Produced by ​Mitch Pollock and Jean Kim

 

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