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Bruce Cockburn - FUV Live - 2014

by Darren DeVivo
Celebrated Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist, Bruce Cockburn, has just published his autobiography, "Rumours Of Glory  A Memoir", and issued an eight CD / one DVD companion compilation, also called Rumours Of Glory. Trying to sum up a career as long and rich as Cockburn’s is a difficult task, but these two releases attempt to do just that. Cockburn’s work has earned him a position as Officer in the Order of Canada and a place in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. He was also a recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. 2015 will mark the 45th anniversary of the release of his first album. It was a thrill to host Bruce’s return to WFUV for this session which takes a look back over his brilliant career.
 

Recap: Holiday Cheer For FUV 2014

by Kara Manning
Suzanne Vega, Natalie Merchant, Laura Marling and Conor Oberst (photo by Neil Swanson)

The warmth and exuberance that filled the Beacon Theatre for our sold-out 2014 benefit concert, Holiday Cheer for FUV, was an oasis of peace in unsettled times.

Question of the Day: Favorite Encore

by Morning Show

Last night Conor Oberst and friends covered "Have You Ever Seen the Rain," in an encore performance for WFUV's Holiday Cheer Concert. Simple question: what's your favorite encore performance? Try and pick a live track, and we'll spin it after 9 o'clock!  

Here's what we played:

"One Big Holiday" - My Morning Jacket

"Don't Do It" - The Band

"My Back Pages" - Bob Dylan

"Kind & Generous" - Natalie Merchant

 

Zak Smith - Sunday Breakfast - 2014

by John Platt
Jeremy Rainer

Zak Smith is an award-winning songwriter from the very hip community of Montclair, NJ, who acknowledges a certain other Jersey Guy by the name of Bruce as a an influence. Myself, I also hear echoes of Van Morrison in his soulful singing. Accompanied by a second guitarist and a pair of terrific backup singers, he performed a couple of songs from his latest CD, Signs of Life, as well as a new tune, in this session for the Sunday Breakfast.