My wife and I went to see Canada’s Bruce Cockburn play at the 2009 Mississauga Waterfront Festival and he was, as usual, out of this world! This guy plays solo acoustic guitar that sounds like he has a whole band behind him.
He is a WORLD CLASS GUITARIST!
The weather was great that day. Our seats, our lawn chairs that is, were fabulous! We were up as close as you could get. The view was unobstructed, until the late comers rushed to the front row! I hate when that happens.
His set that he played was great. A nice mixture of old and some stuff from his latest album titled Slice O Life.
I loved his, If a Tree Falls in the Forest.PLEASE turn down the volume before watching this one!
Below are some great pics my wife got at the show!
Bruce’s Chrome Dobro Guitar, Fender telecaster pickup(p/u) and a built in mic. Got it in 1990.
Bruce’s 12-string by Linda Manzer, side-mounted Fishman Prefix Pro, acoustic pre-amps with Matrix p/u’s and Audio-Technica internal mics.
His main acoustic, 20 years old, extra deep body. Same p/u’s as above. Mic signal goes directly to the sound board. P/U’s run through pedals. In order Boss TU-2 tuner, Empress tremolo, Boss DD-5 delay, Line 6 MM4 and DL-4. The signal then goes through a rack-mounted Lexicon Alex reverb(for World of Wonders) and a Demeter tube DL.
Bruce Cockburn is a simply a modern day acoustic guitar god!