15 January 2001 -- Thanks to a current Preservatory.com feature, you can listen to a 26 minute streaming RealAudio file of Bruce Cockburn in an 1971 solo acoustic performance from Le Hibou coffee house in Ottawa, Ontario.
This is one of the earliest known Canadian Broadcasting Corporation recordings of Bruce Cockburn. The recording takes place at Le Hibou coffee house in his hometown of Ottawa in 1971.
Cockburn was 26 years old at the time and certainly a familiar face to any regular patrons of Le Hibou. He had been performing there as far back as 1966, when his band The Children took up a Sunday and Monday evening residency at the club.
1971 would prove to be a busy year for Bruce. At the time of this performance he had recently released his second album for True North records, High Winds White Sky, and before the year was over he would return to the studio to record his third release, Sunwheel Dance.
He would also make an appearance that summer at the Mariposa Folk Festival and take home what would be the first of many Juno awards for Canadian Folk Singer of the Year.
Source: Doug Sander