Bruce Cockburn is a major name is Canadian music, but not nearly as well known in the US, where the talented guitarist/vocalist/songwriter has a smaller, but strong following, where he's almost a cult-classic artist. He spoke to HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence ahead of a two-night run of 7 p.m. shows at the Blue Note Hawaii tonight and tomorrow.
In this conversation, hear about his critical discovery of a guitar in his grandmother's attic, which led to a lifetime of music. He explores his time in Europe busking on the streets and developing his craft, as well as the influence of his time at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and the bubbling 60's music scene there. Experiences opening for Cream and Jimi Hendrix are discussed, plus the way that some major artists, from Jimmy Buffett to Jerry Garcia, have coverered his material, and exposed it to wider audiences.
Hear the complete interview: