StoneMtn Posted September 10, 2005 Report Share Posted September 10, 2005 BRUCE COCKBURN GOES SPEECHLESS WITH FIRST-EVER INSTRUMENTAL ALBUMAug 24, 2005 - By True North August 23, 2005 - TORONTO - On September 27, 2005 - True North proudly releases the first-ever instrumental album by critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn. SPEECHLESS, as it is aptly titled, showcases Cockburnâ€™s brilliant acoustic guitar playing in an eclectic collection of originals, both new and previously recorded. SPEECHLESS was produced by Cockburn and longtime collaborator Colin Linden and features guest support by Gary Burton, Edgar Meyer, Mark Oâ€™Connor and others. T-Bone Burnett also produced three tracks. SPEECHLESS also releases in the US and internationally on September 27.On September 8th at the Congress Centre in Ottawa, USC Canada presents a special benefit evening with David Suzuki and Bruce Cockburn. The Speechless tour begins on October 16 in the US.Critics have long championed Cockburnâ€™s guitar work throughout his celebrated thirty-five year career. A 2003 cover story in Acoustic Guitar called his guitar instrumentals â€œdazzlingâ€¦compositionally and technically years ahead of their timeâ€ while The New York Times called him â€œvirtuosicâ€ on guitar.â€ With SPEECHLESS, Cockburnâ€™s extraordinary playing takes center stage. A culmination of guitar styles and techniques inspired by Cockburnâ€™s influences such as Django Reinhardt on the jazzy â€œRouler Sa Bosseâ€ and Mississippi John Hurt on the blues-infused â€œSunrise on the Mississippi, SPEECHLESS features a range of instrumentals, including three new gems, each with its own cinematic quality.Cockburn will perform solo on a string of North American tour dates. Each performance will feature music from Speechless as well as Cockburnâ€™s previous albums. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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