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KSUT Session: Bruce Cockburn

Mark Duggan

The celebrated songwriter visited KSUT as part of his latest tour. He played three songs for us live in the KSUT Studios.


Bruce Cockburn's career spans 40 years and 30 albums.

The Canadian singer-songwriter first picked up a guitar when he found one in his grandmother's attic in 1959. Today, he's known for both his politically-charged songs, and his intense guitar style.

Cockburn dropped by the KSUT studios one windy March day for a half-hour of conversation, and to perform three songs.

His far-ranging conversation with KSUT's Jim Belcher covered everything from guitar tunings, to the challenges of touring and recording with a four-year-old at home, to his 2014 memoir Rumours of Glory.

Session notes:
Bruce Cockburn recorded live on KSUT, March 23, 2016.
Interviewer: Jim Belcher
Live Mix Engineer: Mark Duggan
Post-Production Engineer: Mark Duggan

A technical note: KSUT Sessions were initially mixed for live broadcast and 'captured' by recording equipment. Post-production sometimes revealed deficiencies unique to the recording. Efforts were taken to reduce such deficiencies, but some are still audible.