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.
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Recognizing artists whose contributions have enhanced the social fabric of Canada, Cochrane has supported a wide variety of initiatives from World Vision to Parkinson’s disease research. He has visited Africa eight times and Asia twice on behalf of World Vision.
Veteran Canadian singer-songwriter Tom Cochrane will be honoured at this year’s JUNO Awards for his charitable endeavours.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday the “Life is a Highway” star will receive the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award.
Summers on the island have never been so exciting. Since Canada Day long weekend, more than a dozen bands and musicians have descended on the oilsands, bringing with them each their own cult following, collection of Juno Award nominations and particular brand of music.
Dapper Toronto bass player Jeff Jones, who plays behind both Burton Cummings and Tom Cochrane, had a wild time playing with both in central Manitoba within two days. On Saturday, he played outdoors with Burton Cummings after a downpour. “But the crowd was big and they were great — very enthusiastic
“Music forced us to take another look pull us from despair, give us joy and hope” Tom Cochrane Seven time Juno award winner, Canadian Music
Hall of Famer and an appointee to The Order of Canada as an Officer, Tom Cochrane is well acquainted with the transformative power of music
Rock musicians do not get much sympathy for complaining how hard it is to be a rock musician. Nonetheless, some do whine from time to time. Because it is hard. Even Tom Cochrane found it hard back in the day.
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.
Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman shares stories of memorable rock ‘n’ roll encounters that took place in our local environs. This week: Friends with quirks… Only rarely have I had the chance to spend real social time with the musicians with whom I’ve worked.
Rock legend Tom Cochrane will take up his guitar to help thousands of children and their communities around the world. The former Oakville resident will do so in Toronto at World Vision Canada’s Put Your Heart Into It music and comedy night on Thursday, June 2.
It was a fundraising gala that was out of this world with a phenomenal transformation, great food and rocking entertainment to raise S325,000forthe Keyano College Foundation.The hottest ticket in town, dubbed this year as Odyssey 2010. was again sold out as 1,200 guests enjoyed the event highlighted by a concert with Tom Cochrane and Red Rider
The return of large scale music events to Western Speedway after a 71-year absence is a big plus. And the prospect of an outdoor audience upwards of 4,000 gathered before an assembly of both local and national rock acts?
Canadian music legend Tom Cochrane took the stage at Molson Hockey House at the 2010 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Brandon, MB on Saturday and brought his legendary Canadian flair to the event. Cochrane,
At this point in his 55 years, Tom Cochrane has been anthologized, covered, recorded a live album, received Juno Awards, is recognized for his humanitarian efforts…
Tom Cochrane and Red Rider opened the show with an hour-long set of familiar favorites. Cochrane’s assignment was a tough one – get people over 40 to act like they’re not attached to their chairs with two-sided carpet tape. But Cochrane and his band of four including longtime fretboard genius Kenny Greer made the job look almost easy.
If as the title of his most famous song suggests, Life is a Highway, then somewhere along the way Tom Cochrane must have exceeded the speed limit to have travelled so far.
In 1993, To Cochrane was given an award celebrating Life is a Highway as one of the three most-played songs on U.S. radio that year. A decade and a half on, the song is still getting spins.
Tom Cochrane’s in a good place these days. His first album in six years, No Stranger, was released last October, and he’s fresh off a year in which 1991 anthemic Life is a Highway enjoyed a second run…
When Tom Cochrane performs his ode to courage, Rough and Tumble, on Monday night, there might not be a dry eye in the Winspear. In his linear notes to his latest album, 2006’s No Stranger…
On the evening of November 30, 2006, the day I got to meet and interview Tom Cochrane about his brand new album ‘No Stranger’, was the same night CJAY 92 was holding their 7th Annual Charity Rock Auction at Outlaws Niteclub.
When Tom Cochrane sings Life is a Highway, he does so with the recognition of life’s many potholes and myriad of detours. The argument could even be made that ol’ Tom took a wrong turn at some point. How else do you explain an eight-year gap between recordings?
Tom Cochrane has gone from “the lowest of the lows to the highest of the highs” this week. The Ontario-based rocker arrived in Rwanda on Monday for a five-day humanitarian mission with World Vision Canada.
He’s probably more comfortable in an old T-shirt and tattered blue jeans, but Manitoba’s own Tom Cochrane had no problem rockin’ the suit-and-tie set last night.
Tom Cochrane’s first album in eight years, “No Stranger,” and first for Universal Music Canada, debuted on the Canadian retail charts at No. 25 with first-week sales of just over 3000,
according to Nielsen SoundScan Canada. This week, it scanned just over 1400 copies.