If, as his signature hit suggests, life is a highway, Tom Cochrane’s road has led him many places before bringing him back home. The famed singer-songwriter is getting set to play Massey Hall in support of his new album, fittingly named “Take it Home”.
Articles on Tom Cochrane and Red Rider taken from Newspapers and the Internet.
*Please note that the Category filter is currently a work in progress
The last time Tom Cochrane was in these parts, it was for a good time, greatest hits set with Red Rider, coming on before Bruce Springsteen at Magnetic Hill. That show had the feeling of the celebrating past successes and shared memories…
Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed Canadian rock great Tom Cochrane at the Hard Rock. Derek Smith was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Tom Cochrane at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on February 24, 2015. Thanks Derek. Picture by Derek Smith. Back to Articles
Canrock icon Tom Cochrane released his first new album in more than eight years this month. Called Take it Home, it’s a collection of blues, country, roots and gospel — all the music from the South that’s inspired Cochrane over his four-decade career.
It might be early in his Take It Home tour but Tom Cochrane is in mid-season form. The 61-year-old Canadian icon stopped at the Casino Regina Show Lounge on Tuesday night -— it was the third show of the 14-date tour promoting his latest album Take It Hom
Canadian music icon Tom Cochrane is back in the race again, but for how long?
“This may be my last record, but I said that after the previous one as well,” says Cochrane during a recent one-on-one session at a country bar in Toronto’s entertainment district.
Tom Cochrane knew that it was time to get to work on a new album. The 61-year-old Canadian music icon unveiled Take It Home on Feb. 10, his first album of new material since No Stranger was released in 2006.
When Tom Cochrane released his last album, “No Stranger,” in 2006, the Canadian singer-songwriter-legend wasn’t convinced that he’d ever make another one. “I think when you make a record, you have to be inspired to make it,” Cochrane tells The Huffington Post Canada,
TORONTO — The twangy wheeze of the harmonica may not grace radios much these days, but Tom Cochrane remains a fan.
The 61-year-old’s signature hit “Life is a Highway” featured not one but two separate harmonica solos, totalling roughly 35 seconds of the song’s runtime.
In 1988, Tom Cochrane and Red Rider, a well-travelled Canadian rock band with a handful of hits already on the air, released an album featuring an unusual song about the sport of hockey. What made it unusual was its duality: An aspirational opening leading to an adrenaline-coated chorus, blending into what appeared to be a deeply depressing story.
Tom Cochrane doesn’t have much left to prove.
Only, perhaps, that the veteran Canadian musician can still give us rock songs from the heart – with just enough pace and crunch to keep it interesting.
And the 61-year-old Cochrane delivers with his new album Take It Home, out Feb. 10.
It was 1994, and I was packing up and heading to Europe to spend 6 months backpacking and finding myself. As an 18-year-old Canadian I proudly donned the Canadian Flag on my bag and trekked the European countryside with only two cassette tapes to keep me company. Both were Canadian albums of course, as I couldn’t imagine not having a piece of Canadiana with me as I made memories that have lasted a lifetime.
THUNDER BAY — Thirty years ago Tom Cochrane preferred the tranquility of a recording studio to the adrenaline of being the centre of attention on a big stage.
Now his career is all about performing live.
To quote the title of one of the songs on his feverishly anticipated new record, Tom Cochrane is “Back In The Game”. True, the Canadian rock icon has never stopped creating or performing, but Take It Home is his first album of new material since 2006’s No Stranger.
To quote the title of one of the songs on his feverishly anticipated new record, Tom Cochrane is “Back In The Game.” True, the Canadian rock icon has never stopped creating or performing, but Take It Home is his first album of new material since 2006′s No Stranger.
Tom Cochrane’s career includes writing theme music for the movie My Pleasure Is My Business, the Xaviera Hollander story, working on cruise ships and driving taxi. Of course, most know him for his extraordinary song folio that individually have touched so many of us…
Tom Cochrane tells FYI that his forthcoming album featuring the single “Sunday Afternoon Hang,” – is about a “mythical hobo musician’s journey” and incorporates blues, country, rock n’ roll with a few “epic ballads” like “Pink Time”, “The One That I Have Known” and “A Prayer For Hope.”
Twenty-five years ago today—on July 16, 1989—Rod Stewart played to a crowd of 21,000 at B.C. Place Stadium, with backup from Tom Cochrane and Jeff Healey.
Thomas William Cochrane, the small town boy from Lynn Lake, MB has given us a legacy of songs and recordings that live on, sounding as vital and often times poignant as when we first heard them. Tonight Tom is to be inducted into Canada’s Music Industry Hall of Fame—but don’t be thinking it’s the end of the highway.
Canadian Icon Tom Cochrane is a leader in Canadian music, known and loved throughout the world for hits like “Life is a Highway”, “Human Race” and “I Wish you Well”. Tom bought his first guitar at age eleven by selling a toy train set.
Twenty-five years ago today—on March 2, 1989—Tom Cochrane and Red Rider played the Orpheum with guests the Northern Pikes, a band from Saskatoon that I liked almost as much as the headliner.
Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce Tom Cochrane as a 2014 inductee to the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame. Cochrane is an award winning singer, songwriter, producer, activist and Canadian icon, and will be honoured amongst his peers at the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards gala.
Noted Canadian singer-songwriter Tom Cochrane has been a lot of places and seen a lot of things, but one of his most poignant experiences occurred when he spent two-and-a-half weeks traveling through Africa on behalf of World Vision in 1989 that included a stop in a Mozambique village.
Twenty years ago, when Tom Cochrane came to a small Alberta town to shoot a video, one resident started dreaming big. It was the summer of 91. My friends and I had just graduated from high school.