By Eddie Jorgensen
Bruce Cockburn will be wrapping up his ambitious North American tour with a return to his favorite Sacramento haunt, the Crest Theatre. The 78-year-old is supporting his recently released 38th record, ‘O Sun O Moon,’ as well as playing selections from his storied catalogue.
While it’s been 53 years since Cockburn’s debut self-titled record came out, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Famer shows little sign of slowing down. Additionally, this winner of multiple Juno awards continues to have a style that varies from album to album, always showcasing his ability to play folk, jazz, rock and world influences.
About the first record that started his long and amazing musical journey, Cockburn has said, “In 1969, when I was feeling the need to record an album of the songs I’d been writing, I had no concept of what that might lead to. Not unusual for a young person, I guess. In some organic way it felt like it was time. The future wasn’t really an issue. It still isn’t. For each of us, there’s a future or there isn’t. But looking back over the arc of fifty (plus) years of recording, performing, and travel, not to mention relationships and personal challenges, I can only shake my head and mutter a word of thanks for all of it. Even if I’d been a planner by nature, I doubt I could have predicted how things have gone. And they’re still going!”
Cockburn will play a solo acoustic set this Thursday night. His shows usually feature material that covers a vast array of the human experience, including pain, fear and joy. Judging from the set lists at recent shows, the upcoming concert is sure to please, replete with encore featuring fan favorites.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets start at $36.50, and go up to $74.50 for the Platinum Reserved Seating option. Tickets can be purchased at www.crestsacramento.com. The Crest Theatre is located at 1013 K Street in Sacramento.