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Celebrating Three Decades In The Big Leagues

Sitting in a Toronto Café, Canadian rocker tom Cochrane exudes a sincerity and a what-you-see-is-what-you-get demeanour rare in an industry dominated by self indulgence.

Cochrane Rides Back Into The Fray - Tom Cochrane Article

Cochrane Rides Back Into The Fray

Tom Cochrane could have comfortably ridden off into the sunet after two decades of making classic Canadian rock ‘n’ roll music. Instead the singer-songwriter decided to ride into the fray one more time with a reunited Red Rider.

Lessons My Father's Death Taught Me - Tom Cochrane Article

Lessons My Father’s Death Taught Me

The boy inside the man may be turning 50 next May, but Canadian rocker Tom Cochrane doesn’t feel the need to slow down or hang it up. In fact, he says, he found inspiration from longtime mentor Bob Dylan.

Cochrane's Father's Spirit Sings - Tom Cochrane Article

Cochrane’s Father’s Spirit Sings

Canadian singer-songwriter Tom Cochrane has pulled off a feat that has become increasingly rare in the music industry he’s penned a Christmas song from the heart.

Headliners: Tom Cochrane

Headliners: Tom Cochrane

After spending much of the 1970’s on the coffeehouse circuit in Canada, and working such jobs as a taxi driver, dishwasher and writing theme music for TV and movies to make ends meet. Tom Cochrane wandered into the infamous El Mocambo club in Toronto.

Old CHEZ Fans Need Their Sleep - Tom Cochrane Article

Old CHEZ Fans Need Their Sleep

Cochrane outlasted the weeknight crowd – When I turned 17, I was listening to a wholly different radio station, a new FM-station, different, at least from the Top-40 AM stations that reigned over Ottawa’s airwaves.

Cochrane Continues Life On The Highway - Tom Cochrane Article

Cochrane Continues Life On The Highway

Tom Cochrane will perform at Winter Fest 2002, the first concert in the Vernon multiplex. Out along the Huron on the rocky shores of Ontario’s Georgian Bay, one of Canada’s veteran recording artists and songwriters is working in his newly built studio.

Ragged Glory Tom Cochrane Article

Ragged Glory

If Performer Tom Cochrane ever wanted to change professions, he’d be fielding offers for a range of jobs. The 48-year-old Cochrane arguably could do it all. And in many ways, he has.

Those Hazy Summer Days

Those Hazy Summer Days

To experience the great outdoors and rub shoulders with a cross-section, of humanity, it’s hard to beat a summer music festival. With more than 7,000 people at the B.C. Children’s Hospital benefit concert at O’Keefe Ranch Saturday, there was a sampling of both.
It all started so, well, clean.

Tom Cochrane Proves He Is Still A Rocker

Tom Cochrane Proves He Is Still A Rocker

If anyone thought Tom Cochrane has lost his appeal, Friday’s show at the Stampede proved them wrong. Even at 45, Cochrane is still a poster boy for the unpretentious Canadian rock, and he pulled the biggest crowd

A Sides Tom Cochrane

A Sides: Tom Cochrane

Jane L. Thompson talks to the singer — and poetry-loving pilot — about plane crashes and politics. You’ve had a flying accident. How long have you had your pilot’s licence? I’ve been flying on and off since I was a kid with my dad,

Your Passport Please

Your Passport Please: Tom Cochrane

Canadian singer Tom Cochrane loves to travel, and even flies his own plane. His latest CD is Xray Sierra. Ethiopia – I really felt there was evil there, and terror. I was there just prior to the Mengistu regime falling in 1990.

Flights Of The Imagination

Flights Of The Imagination

Seasoned Canadian rocker Tom Cochrane has the date burned into his ordinarily abstract brain: September 7, 1997. That was the day fate grabbed the controls while he tried to land his Cessna 185 in a Northern Ontario lake.

Cochrane Solid Reliable

Cochrane Solid Reliable

He’s no Tommy Lee, but 45-year old Tom Cochrane still made the girls scream as he delivered his own brand of rock ‘n’ roll at the Winspear Centre Monday night. Looking a bit ragged around the edges, Cochrane never less played a solid succession of hits.

Crisis? What Crisis?

Crisis? What Crisis?

Xray gives Tom Cochrane his musical bill of health. Round about September or October, millions of people around the world will start preparing themselves for the potential Y2K bug. They’ll stockpile cases of canned good.

Cochrane's New Tunes

Cochrane’s New Tunes

Canadian rock radio favourite Tom Cochrane has straddled a peculiar fence during his 20 years as a songwriter and performer. Both as a solo act and as a member of Red Rider.

Cochrane's Life Is A Highway

Cochrane’s Life Is A Highway

If there has ever been a song that every human being on this planet could identify with, it might well be “Life Is A Highway.” Tom Cochrane’s most recognizable tune has become a reflection of his own life. And the same is true of his latest album Xray Sierra

Tom Cochrane Article - Cochrane Sings 'Em Like He Sees 'Em

Cochrane Sings ‘Em Like He Sees ‘Em

For Tom Cochrane, the song is first and foremost. Actually, let’s rephrase that – prior to the songs come experiences. Cochrane is a self-described “sonic journalist,” forever observing the world around him…

Tom Cochrane Seeks Out Sonic Journalism

Cochrane Seeks Out Sonic Journalism

Like Cockburn or Springsteen, Tom Cochrane has been able to ignore the trappings of the hit-making/star-creating media machinery and has stayed on course for self-satisfying success.

New album awaits U.S. release - Tom Cochrane

New Album Awaits U.S. Release

TORONTO-Despite being a major artist in Canada for 18 years and having significant stateside success previously, Tom Cochrane still lacks a commitment to release his new album, “XRay Sierra,” in the U.S.

Cochrane's back, but is radio ready?

Cochrane’s Back, But Is Radio Ready?

TORONTO-With “XRay Sierra,” his first album of new songs in four years, Tom Cochrane makes the transition from heartland rocker to mature singer/songwriter. But the artist may face an uphill battle at radio, where it’s been six years since his last hit singles.

Cochrane Doesn't Need U.S. Validation

Cochrane Doesn’t Need U.S. Validation

According to Canadian music critics, Tom Cochrane has lived long in the shadow of other major domestic acts. Why, they ask, has Cochrane not struck it big in the U.S. a la Brian Adams, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell?

Cochrane Takes A Road Less Traveled

Cochrane Takes A Road Less-Traveled

Four years ago, Tom Cochrane was cruising along life’s highway. He had left the Canadian band Red Rider and his solo debut, “Mad Mad World,” sold 2 million copies worldwide, while the single from the collection, “Life Is a Highway” was a Top 10 hit. But with that kind of success comes stress and demands, or in Cochrane’s words, some “Ragged Ass Road.”

Winnebago Gypsy - Tom Cochrane Article

Winnebago Gypsy

Tom Cochrane’s take on the professional highs and personal lows that have marked his life since the Mad Mad World album and “Life is A Highway” hit is simple.