Bruce Cockburn is a singer-songwriter from Canada. Some say he is Canada's greatest kept secret, for he is well known in his own country but only little in the rest of the world.
From 1969 to the present he has recorded 25 records, the latest being «Breakfast In New Orleans, Dinner In Timbuktu», which was released in September, 1999.
Like many of his contemporaries, his earlier records were heavily based on folk music. Later on, let's say since 1980, Cockburn incorporated reggae, jazz, and rock styles in his music.
His lyric writing is of an exceptional intellectual sort and there is an overall political, mystical and religious flavor to the songs.