Video Premiere: Bruce Cockburn’s Slideshow “Sweetness and Light”

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Americana Highways brings you this exclusive premiere watch of Bruce Cockburn’s slideshow video with his new song “Sweetness and Light.” This song is from his forthcoming instrumental album Crowing Ignites, which was produced by Colin Linden and is due out September 20 on True North Records.

So often people focus on “lyrics first,” but this album focuses on music and musicianship, and accompanied by Cockburn’s exquisite acoustic fingerwork, it demonstrates the depth at which music, alone, can touch the human heart.  Crowing Ignites exhibits Cockburn’s adept acoustic fingerpicking acumen, on a collection of songs that are introspective complements to his Celtic and world music inspirations.  “Sweetness and Light” is loyal to its title, and will bring you exactly what you need in your day.

There I am at home, practicing, exploring, with the guitar in DADGAD, a tuning I’ve been playing around with for a while now, and I think, ‘What if I move my left-hand fingers this way? And then that way?’ Suddenly there’s the beginning of a new piece. It more or less wrote itself over the next hour. It wanted to be called ‘Sweetness and Light,’ and so it was. –Bruce Cockburn

Order the album here:; consult the tour dates below the video here:


SEPT 7 Sisters, OR Sisters Folk Festival

SEPT  20                           Nashville, TN City Winery

SEPT  21                           Ferdinand, IN Ferdinand Folk Fest

SEPT  23                           Nelsonville, OH Stuart Opera House

SEPT  24                           Goshen, IN John S Umble Center

SEPT  25                           Grand Rapids, MI Covenant Arts Center

SEPT  27                           Chicago, IL Old Town School

SEPT  28                           Chicago, IL Old Town School

SEPT  29                           Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center

SEPT  30                           Fargo, ND Fargo Theatre

OCT   24                         Brooklyn, NY Murmur Theatre

OCT   25                         Albany, NY The Egg

OCT   26                         Collingswood, NJ Scottish Rite Theatre

OCT   27                         Alexandria, VA The Birchmere

NOV  10                         Seattle, WA Neptune Theatre

NOV  11                         Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre

NOV  12                       Boise, ID Vac Theatre

NOV  14                       Salt Lake City, UT State Room

NOV  15                         Grand Junction, CO Avalon Theatre

NOV  16                         Durango, CO Henry Strater Theatre

NOV  17                       Boulder, CO Boulder Theatre

NOV  19                       Phoenix, AZ MIM

NOV   20                       Los Angeles, CA McCabe’s Guitar Shop

NOV   21                       Berkeley, CA Freight & Salvage

NOV   22                       Berkeley, CA Freight & Salvage

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