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7 August 2004 - True North/Rounder recording artist Bruce Cockburn and Nonesuch recording artist Sam Phillips will be appearing at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 7:30 PM in a special benefit concert for the The Guacamole Fund.

The Guacamole Fund poster for Bruce Cockburn and Sam Phillips The Guacamole Fund is a non-profit organization that produces events for educational, environmental, cultural, and service organizations that work in the public interest. This is the second in the Home Grown Series.

Bruce Cockburn, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire, has recently released his 27th studio album "You've Never Seen Everything." Over the course of three decades Bruce's ability to distill political events, spiritual revelations, and personal experience into rich, compelling songs have made him one of the world's most celebrated artists. Along with his hall of fame induction, Cockburn has been honored with numerous awards since he first launched his solo career in 1970 including the Tenco Award for Lifetime Achievement in Italy and 20 gold and platinum awards in Canada. He will be playing solo acoustic.

Sam Phillips's recently released latest album, "Boots and a Shoe," like her "Fan Dance,"on Nonesuch is fiercely intimate in atmosphere and seriously stripped down in arrangement-not so much unplugged as beautifully unvarnished. Although Sam has long been admired for her coolly modern take on Beatles-esque songwriting and studio craft on Virgin Records, she decided to move away from elaborate pop production and 21st century technological upgrades with "Fan Dance." Since then she has stuck to this road less traveled.

The Hermosa Beach Playhouse is a comfortable and intimate art deco theatre with seating for about 500 and is located at 710 Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway. There is plenty of free parking adjacent to the theatre.

Tickets are on sale now. General Admission tickets are $25.00, there is no service charge. General Admission, Reserved, and Golden Circle seating, including artists' reception with Bruce and Sam, at, or phone at 310-374-4837, contact Tom Campbell.

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    Jimmy Buffet chooses two Cockburn songs for his current number one release.

    TORONTO Ė July 21, 2004 - Bruce Cockburn gets covered, a lot. Itís been a great few months for Bruce Cockburn tunes with many of the titles from his extensive catalogue of songs being covered by various artists from around the globe. Bruceís songs have now been recorded by over two hundred different artists including: Jimmy Buffett, The Barenaked Ladies, The Grateful Deadís Jerry Garcia, Maria Muldaur, Dan Fogelberg, Anne Murray and The Rankins.

    Jimmy Buffett has two renditions of Bruce Cockburnís songs on his newly released CD License To Chill. License To Chill debuts at #1 in the US as of todayís date, with an incredible sale of 238,597 CDís in the first week. Jimmy recorded the beautiful Anything Anytime Anywhere, which is the title cut of Bruceís greatest hits CD released in 2001. Mr. Buffett also chose the song Someone I Used To Love, and turned it into a lovely duet with Nanci Griffith. Someone I Used to Love is originally on Bruceís 1994 CD Dart To The Heart.

    In February of 2004 English pop group Elbow released the song Live On My Mind from Bruceís 1997 The Charity of Night CD, as the B-side to their last top twenty single in England.

    kd langís new critically acclaimed CD Hymns To The 49th Parallel showcases her version of One Day I Walk which originally appeared on Bruceís second CD High Winds White Sky in 1971.

    Montreal Jazz Singer Ranee Lee takes the song My Beat and does her own interpretation of this song for the 2004 release Maple Groove. My Beat originally appeared on Bruceís 2002 CD Anything Anytime Anywhere.

    Irish blues singer Mary Coughlan just recently covered Blues Got The World.. which was originally recorded by Bruce for his 1973 release Night Vision.

    Bruce Cockburn has recorded 27 albums for True North Records. His songs are timeless and his lyrics are as fresh as they were when he wrote songs like Lovers in A Dangerous Time, Wondering Where The Lions Are and If I Had A Rocket Launcher. Bruceís latest release Youíve Never Seen Everything came out in 2003. Bruce is currently doing festival shows this summer across North America and will be touring Quebec in the fall. ~True North

    ~bobbi wisby

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