Bruce Cockburn to Appear At NXNE

Published: 2005-01-18
Although it's not getting under way until June, anticipation for NXNE 2005 has already started to grow. Counterpart to Texas' SXSW, the 11th Annual NXNE Music & Film Festival brings some of the world's very best and brightest artists together in one city for arts and entertainment fan enjoyment. Not only do bands get on stage to tear it up for audiences, but interviews and conferences happen all over the place.

One of the big pieces of NXNE 2005 news surrounds an interview that's scheduled to happen on June 10th with one Bruce Cockburn. This will be the first time Cockburn makes an appearance at NXNE and the first time he's involved with a celebrity interview, and being one of the most influential songwriters the country has to offer, it's quite a big deal.

With 27 albums under his belt, Cockburn knows what it means to be a true "indie" artist, for all of the records of his 35-year-long career have been released through the Canadian independent label, True North Records. An incredibly talented and revered musician, he's been honoured with the Order of Canada, the Governor General's Performing Arts Award, the TENCO Award for Lifetime Achievement, been inducted into the Canadian Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame, and has received not one, but three honorary doctorate degrees. Throw in 11 Junos, 14 SOCAN Awards, and 20 gold and platinum albums (remember, on an indie label no less), and you've got what a person might call one helluva successful career.

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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