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17 March 2006 - In an e-exchange with Bernie Finkelstein, Bruce's career-long manager and president of True North Records, CockburnProject editor, Suzanne Myers brings in some more recording and touring information.

The Principle players in the band are Dave Piltch on bass who's well-known for his work with kd lang, Gary Craig on drums/percussion who's worked with Bruce before and Julie Wolf on keyboards who's recorded/toured with Bruce but also, very notably with Ani di Franco. Kevin Turcott plays the horns on several cuts and there's even a brass band on one cut!

The new CD now titled "Life Short Call Now", will have a release date of July 11, 2006 in North America. Bernie said, "It's got lots of wonderful things on it, including the use of a 23-piece string section that is just wonderful." [As a side note Bruce played a song called Life's Short Call Me at the 2005 Ram's Head show.]

Produced by Jonathan Goldsmith, the CD will include two or three instrumentals. Some of the songs are Beautiful Creatures, Mystery, Peace March, Different When it Comes To You and Slow Down Fast,some of which Bruce had previewed during his last legs of his 2005 tour. Bernie noted, "Great, great record and very fresh."

Touring dates will be announced soon, a few in late June, some in July, but the bulk of the tour will begin in August and continue through to the end of November. The tour will resume again in the new year (2007!) The earlier dates will be solo, but beginning in August and through November Bruce will be touring with a band. I passed along the requests I get from readers for tourdates in the UK, Australia and the southern US and Bernie said the 'chances are good' for dates in Europe and Australia in the early new year.
~ from True North Records

~bobbi wisby

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