Published Apr 18, 2016This spring, Andrew Burashko's Art of Time Ensemble will team with Hawksley Workman to present the work of one of Canada's most beloved songwriters — Bruce Cockburn. The 10th concert in the "Songbook" series will run for two evenings on May 13 and 14 at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.
The sets will hear Workman and Burashko's group of musicians performing original arrangements of Cockburn's most famous protest songs. Joining the lead vocals of Workman will be Phil Dwyer on saxophone, Rob Piltch on guitar, Erika Raum on violin, Amy Laing on cello and Burashko himself on piano.
New takes on "Call It Democracy," "Red Brother Red Sister," "It's Going Down Slow," "If a Tree Falls," "Burn," "Gavin's Woodpile" and "If I Had a Rocket Launcher" will all appear in the show, as will a rendition of Workman's recent Old Cheetah track "We're Not Broken Yet."
"I've loved Bruce Cockburn's music for a very long time and consider him one of my biggest influences," Workman said in a statement. "He is a master of the protest song, always keeping beauty and poetry front and centre. In a time where protest is stifled and muted, I thought it might be good to revisit his music."
Find ticketing information for the special two-night performance over here.