For 50 years, Bruce Cockburn’s music has embraced folk, jazz, rock, and global sounds that reflect his travels as an activist and artist everywhere from Guatemala and Mali, Mozambique and Nepal. He describes his signature guitar style as "a combination of country blues fingerpicking and poorly absorbed jazz training," and it’s proven to be the perfect accompaniment to his lyrics about joy, pain, fear, faith, and the world around us. At the Bing, Cockburn will ignite the concert hall space with his signature sounds in a special program highlighting songs of protest.
Opening for Cockburn will be multi-instrumentalist and singer Nano Stern—a Chilean-born musician with a style that is indie-folk-rock-jazz fusion. Protest-legend Joan Baez has called Nano "the best young Chilean songwriter of his generation."