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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 joins q's Tom Power to discuss his new instrumental album.
One of Canada's finest lyricists has decided to lose the words — at least for the moment. Bruce Cockburn joins q's Tom Power to discuss his new instrumental album, Crowing Ignites. 58:36
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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 Cockburn's performances below and the full interview above.

Bruce Cockburn performs his song Wondering Where the Lions Are live in the q studio. 4:29
Bruce Cockburn performs his song When the Sun Goes Nova live in the q studio. 2:57
Bruce Cockburn and Tom Power perform a duet of Cockburn's song Blind Willie live in the q studio. 2:16

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

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