Rumours of Glory (51)

This is a memoir that is written by Bruce Cockburn. I have been on a Canadian Musician read as of late, and I am truly enjoying to read about these great musicians.

As we learn in this memoir, Bruce Cockburn’s life has been shaped by politics, protest, romance and spiritual discovery. He has toured the globe, visiting far-flung places such as Guatemala, Mali, Mozambique, Afghanistan, and Nepal. He performed and spoke out on important issues such as native rights and land mines to the environment and Third World debt.

His journeys have been reflected in his music and evolving styles. He has written folk, jazz, blues, rock and world beat songs. All of his music draws from his experiences. He continues to create memorable songs about his ever-expanding universe of wonders.

As an artist with thirty-one albums, Cockburn has won numerous awards and the devotion of legions of fans across Canada and around the world.

Yet the man has remained a mystery until now. In this memoir, Cockburn invites us into his private world and takes us on a cultural and musical tour of his life.

I learned a lot about Bruce Cockburn too in this memoir. For instance, I knew very little about his Christian convictions, his personal relationships, and the social and political activism that has defined him and has both invigorated and incited his fans.

I loved the book from start to finish!  I recommend it to any music lover.

Rating: 5 Stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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