a brilliant modern folk rock singer, guitarist, and songwriter who hails from Canada. He has been awarded the honor of the Order of Canada for his insightful contributions to music. He's been in the business at least since the early 70s. He is a Christian and his faith is reflected in many of his songs, but he never shoves it down the listeners' throats. He has traveled all over the globe, and these travels have provided great inspiration for his songs. His hits include "Waiting for the Lions", "Listen for the Laugh", "The Coldest Night of the Year", "The Trouble With Normal", "(And They) Call It Democracy", "If a Tree Falls" and of course, "(If I Had A) Rocket Launcher", which is about the Guatemala civil war where the first person declares if he had a rocket launcher he would retaliate, would not hesitate, and "some son-of-a-bitch would die".
I saw Bruce Cockburn in concert in a club in Columbus, Ohio in early 1999. Me and some other fans met him in the parking lot and talked with him for a while. He was very nice, very cool, very polite and he would gladly autograph anything you had. He autographed my ticket stub. A real intelligent and cool dude.
by Starpunk September 19, 2007