Bruce Cockburn

at The Lensic
211 West San Francisco Street
Santa Fe NM 87501
505.988.1234
View Website   |   Other Events at The Lensic

Time: 7:30pm     Day: Tuesday     Doors: 6:30pm     Ages: All Ages    
This Event Has Ended

Tickets cost $30, $35, $45 (plus applicable service charges). They will be available from the Lensic Box Office (505-988-1234). 

Bruce Cockburn Santa FeBruce Cockburn [web site | Amazon.com] has always been a restless spirit. Over the course of four decades, the celebrated Canadian artist has traveled to the corners of the earth out of humanitarian concerns—often to trouble spots experiencing events that have led to some of his most memorable songs. Going up against chaos, even if it involves grave risks, can be necessary to get closer to the truth.

"My mother once said that I must have a death wish, always going to what she called 'those awful places,'" laughs Cockburn. "I don’t think of it that way. I make these trips partly because I want to see things for myself and partly out of my own sense of adventure."

Many of his compositions come from his travels and spending time in places like San Francisco and Brooklyn to the Canadian Forces base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, jotting down his typically detailed observations about the human experience.

Those songs, along with his humanitarian work, have brought Cockburn a long list of honors, including 13 Juno Awards, an induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award and several international awards. In 1982, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Officer in 2002. The Luminato festival honored Cockburn's extensive songbook with a tribute concert featuring such varied guests as jazz guitarist Michael Occhipinti, folk-rapper Buck 65, country rockers Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, country-folk singers Sylvia Tyson and Amelia Curran, pop artists the Barenaked Ladies and Hawksley Workman, and folk-pop trio The Wailin' Jennys.

Last year, Cockburn's long‐awaited memoir, Rumours of Glory, was published by HarperCollins. Cockburn invites readers into his private world, providing an intimate commentary on his life and work, focused on the roots of his songwriting and the stories behind his best-known songs. A companion piece to the book, a box set also titled Rumours of Glory, was curated by Cockburn himself; the songs are presented in the same order they appear in the book. The limited edition 117-song, nine-disc set includes 16 rare and previously unreleased songs and a live concert DVD—the artist's only full-length concert video. 

Never content to rest on his laurels, Cockburn keeps looking ahead. "I'd rather think about what I'm going to do next," he once said. "My models for graceful aging are guys like John Lee Hooker and Mississippi John Hurt, who never stopped working till they dropped, as I fully expect to be doing, and just getting better as musicians and as human beings."


AMP Concerts

Like Us

Coming Up

June 24th

Monday @ 6:00pm

Carol & Leila - Las Flores del Valle

June 25th

Tuesday @ 7:30pm

Rickie Lee Jones

June 26th

Wednesday @ 7:30pm

Kim Richey

June 27th

Thursday @ 7:30pm

Patty Griffin

June 28th

Friday @ 8:00pm

Bohemian Rhapsody

June 29th

Saturday @ 7:00pm

Novalima - FREE SHOW

July 3rd

Wednesday @ 7:30pm

X

July 4th

Thursday @ 4:30pm

FREE 4th of July with WAR & Ozomatli

July 5th

Friday @ 5:00pm

Lake Street Dive with Jake Shimabukuro

July 6th

Saturday @ 6:30pm

The Mavericks & Los Lobos

July 9th

Tuesday @ 11:00am

Rock 101 Showcase

July 10th

Wednesday @ 6:00pm

Café Bomba

July 12th

Friday @ 8:00pm

Isle of Dogs

July 13th

Saturday @ 7:00pm

Greyhounds - FREE SHOW

July 18th

Thursday @ 7:30pm

Cracker / Camper Van Beethoven

July 19th

Friday @ 7:00pm

Natu Camara

July 24th

Wednesday @ 6:00pm

The Porter Draw

July 24th

Wednesday @ 6:30pm

Toots and the Maytals

July 26th

Friday @ 7:00pm

Santa Fe Salutes Aretha - FREE SHOW

July 27th

Saturday @ 7:30pm

Over The Rhine

July 27th

Saturday @ 7:30pm

James McMurtry

July 27th

Saturday @ 8:00pm

Mary Poppins Returns

July 29th

Monday @ 7:00pm

The Dead South

July 31st

Wednesday @ 7:30pm

Leo Kottke

August 3rd

Saturday @ 7:00pm

Reverend Horton Heat - FREE SHOW

August 9th

Friday @ 8:00pm

WALL-E

August 10th

Saturday @ 7:00pm

DeVotchKa - FREE SHOW

August 11th

Sunday @ 8:30pm

Dr. Dog

August 18th

Sunday @ 7:30pm

Eliza Gilkyson

August 21st

Wednesday @ 12:00pm

Rumelia Collective

August 21st

Wednesday @ 6:00pm

Rumelia Collective

August 23rd

Friday @ 7:30pm

Stephen Marley

August 23rd

Friday @ 8:00pm

Incredibles 2

August 24th

Saturday @ 7:00pm

Valerie June - FREE SHOW

August 28th

Wednesday @ 8:00pm

Kacey Musgraves - Sold Out!

August 31st

Saturday @ 7:00pm

Fantastic Negrito - FREE SHOW

September 2nd

Monday @ 7:00pm

Sting: My Songs -SOLD OUT-

September 3rd

Tuesday @ 8:30pm

Bill Callahan

September 5th

Thursday @ 7:30pm

Bobby McFerrin

September 8th

Sunday @ 7:30pm

The National

September 17th

Tuesday @ 7:30pm

Glen Hansard

September 17th

Tuesday @ 7:30pm

Dwight Yoakam

September 20th

Friday @ 6:00pm

¡Globalquerque!

September 21st

Saturday @ 6:00pm

¡Globalquerque!

September 22nd

Sunday @ 7:30pm

Explosions in the Sky

September 24th

Tuesday @ 8:00pm

Interpol

September 29th

Sunday @ 8:00pm

Titus Andronicus

October 2nd

Wednesday @ 8:00pm

Jenny Lewis

October 4th

Friday @ 8:30pm

Son Volt

October 10th

Thursday @ 7:30pm

Max Weinberg's Jukebox

October 14th

Monday @ 8:30pm

Cold War Kids

October 17th

Thursday @ 8:30pm

Rising Appalachia

October 19th

Saturday @ 8:30pm

Temples

October 20th

Sunday @ 7:30pm

Ryan Bingham

November 3rd

Sunday @ 7:30pm

Judy Collins

November 7th

Thursday @ 7:30pm

Jesse Cook

November 24th

Sunday @ 7:30pm

Flor de Toloache & Villalobos Brothers