Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sean O'Sullivan Theatre
St. Catharines, ON

Venue Info

Sean O'Sullivan Theatre
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Phone: 905.688.5550 x3257 or toll free at 1.866.617.3257
500 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1
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An intimate solo performance by the legendary Canadian musician-activist celebrating the release of his first-ever live solo album Slice of Life produced by Colin Linden. No bells, whistles or backing band are needed to make this show a memorable experience. Just Bruce's brilliant songwriting, intricate playing, engaging stories and quick wit. The performance will feature such hits as Cockburn’s controversial ‘If I Had a Rocket Launcher,’ his classic ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Time’ and his breakthrough ‘Wondering Where the Lions Are,’ which he rightly quips may be the only song ever to make the Billboard chart that includes the word ‘petroglyph.’ Originally recorded with a full band, these and other songs like ‘World of Wonders’ have been rearranged and performed on acoustic guitar—often with stunning results. In particular, the polyrhythmic solo on ‘Rocket Launcher,’ full of complex, cascading notes, is especially mesmerizing. As a songwriter, Cockburn is revered by fans and musicians alike. His songs have been covered by such diverse artists as Elbow, Jimmy Buffett, Judy Collins, the Skydiggers, Anne Murray, Third World, Chet Atkins, k.d. lang, Barenaked Ladies, Maria Muldaur and the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia. As a guitarist, he is considered among the world’s best. ‘The New York Times’ called Cockburn a “virtuoso on guitar,” while ‘Acoustic Guitar’ magazine placed him in the esteemed company of Andrés Segovia, Bill Frisell and Django Reinhardt. Jenny Scheinman is a singer, violin player, composer and arranger. She grew up in the sticks playing folk music with her family, went on to study at Oberlin Conservatory, and has been performing as a violinist/fiddler since she was a teenager. She has taken the 1 Rising Star Violinist title in the Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll and has been listed as one of their Top Ten Overall Violinists for the last five years. In addition, she has garnered numerous high-profile arranging credits with artists such as Lucinda Williams, Bono, Lou Reed and Sean Lennon.
Ticket Price: $49 Regular/Public $46 Gold Member $45 Platinum Member $20 University/College Students $5 Highschool Students
Show Time:7:30pm
Ages:All Ages
Website:http://www.Arts.BrockU.ca

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