Bruce Cockburn’s ‘O Sun O Moon’ Meditates On Forgiveness And Love

[Cover photo cover by Daniel Keebler]

Canadian singer-songwriter and activist Bruce Cockburn is readying his 35th album, O Sun O Moon, for release on May 12th, 2023 via True North Records. At 77 years old, Cockburn continues to support activism and human empathy through his music.

O Sun O Moon represents his first vocal album since 2017’s Bone on Bone. It’s also only the third album Cockburn has released since writing his memoirs, 2013’s Rumours of Glory. While some of the songs on the new album have political aspects, Cockburn largely focuses on “spiritual connections, forgiveness, and love”.

O Sun O Moon finds Cockburn again working with his close friend Colin Linden as Producer, who doubles on guitar, along with Janice Powers on keyboards and Gary Craig on drums. The album also features bassist Viktor Krauss, drummer Chris Brown, accordionist Jeff Taylor, violinist Jenny Scheinman and multi-instrumentalist Jim Hoke.

Cockburn’s guest vocalists include Shawn Colvin, Buddy Miller, Allison Russell, Sarah Jarosz and Ann and Regina McCrary, daughters of Gospel great Rev. Samuel McCrary, one of the founders of the Fairfield Four.

Bruce Cockburn has won 13 JUNO Awards, an induction into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, and has been made an Officer of the Order of Canada, among many other accolades. He has 22 gold and platinum records including a six-times platinum record for his Christmas album. Cockburn continues to tour internationally.

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