5 May 2011 -
Bruce Cockburn poses with his forthcoming stamp, which will be issued June 30. (Canada Post)
Canadians might find Bruce Cockburn in their mailbox this summer, following Canada Post's announcement of a new stamp featuring the celebrated singer-songwriter.
Canada Post said Thursday that a stamp honouring Cockburn will be issued on June 30 as part of the third instalment of its Canadian Recording Artists series.
His stamp will join the previously announced stamps of Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Robbie Robertson and Ginette Reno.
The series will be issued June 30.
"This is very exciting," the Ottawa-born Cockburn said in a statement.
The stamp's design — a black and white image of him against a red background featuring titles of his hit songs — is "beautiful," he added.
Over the years, the folk-rock singer and activist has won multiple awards for his music, which includes hits such as The Coldest Night of the Year and If I Had a Rocket Launcher. His original songs have inspired covers by a wide range of artists — from Jimmy Buffett to the Barenaked Ladies.
He released his 31st album, Small Source of Comfort, in March and is currently touring the U.S. Cockburn, who is also an officer of the Order of Canada and member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, is slated to publish his memoir in April 2012.
Article from CBC News, via Bernie Finkelstein.