By Jeff Hicks, TheRecord.com
CAMBRIDGE — For Canadian rocker Tom Cochrane, this event is personal.“He’s got some really close friends in Cambridge,” said Jennifer White, executive director for the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation.“That’s why he’s coming here.” Cochrane will play two fundraising shows for the hospital’s fundraising arm, one at the Cambridge Mill restaurant on June 8 and another at Whistle Bear Golf Club on June 9. Cochrane, who turns 60 next month, will play solo and unplugged at the Mill for 200 people at $750 for an individual ticket.
The next day, his band Red Rider will join him and a crowd of up to 5,000 at Whistle Bear. Tickets are $52.50.
HUMANITARIAN AWARD RECIPIENT RECOUNTS POIGNANT EXPERIENCES
Read one of Tom's latest interviews done by Nick Krewen for Samaritanmag.com.
Nick talks to Tom about his humanitarian efforts throughout his career.
Q with Jian Ghomeshi will be live at the Junos and will feature an interview with K.D. Lang and performances by Tom Cochrane, country music start Corb Lund, electro-rockers Dragonette and indie-rock sensation Bahamas.
The event will take place at 7pm on Thursday April 18th at the Conexus Arts Centre (Main Theatre), 200A Lakeshore Drive, Regina, SK.
The event will also feature a conversation with this year's Juno Cup captains Jim Cuddy and Gary Roberts.
The event will air on CBC Radio the following day.
Soundtrack includes I Just Want to Celebrate by Tom Cochrane
HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2013 INDUCTEES
By Roland Cilliers - CottageCountryNow.cae (Excerpt)
PARRY SOUND - The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame will welcome a few names who aren’t known for their athletic achievements.
This year’s inductees are performers Tom Cochrane and Michael Burgess and the corporations, Mastercard and M&M Meat Shops.
This year is notable because it marks the 10th anniversary of the Hall of Fame.
Dave Garagan, chair of induction committee, said this year they wanted to provide recognition to the people who had been instrumental in supporting the hall. “The opportunity to reflect on the past resulted in the realization that there were another category of contributors who deserve recognition in the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame. These are our present day heroes, often in the background contributing silently to help the hall of fame continue to develop and grow,” Garagan said. The four new inductees will be joining a prestigious list of individuals that include Don Cherry, Bobby Orr and Marianne King-Wilson. Inductees are celebrated on the second floor of the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame.
This year’s induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, July 13, and will be part of a week-long celebration. The week will kick off on July 7 with opening ceremonies and a concert by a yet-to-be-revealed performer.
“For most of us, it’s all about the kids,” Garagan said. “We want to get them involved. We want them to know what Bobby Orr’s legacy is, what type of a humanitarian person he is, and that I think we can do with this week in July.”
Of the four inductees, two delivered speeches at last week’s induction announcement. Michael Burgess addressed the attendees by calling in.
Tom Cochrane did not speak at the event. Cochrane was selected for his humanitarian presence along with his consistent support of the hall of fame. Mastercard was chosen for going beyond the standard financial support offered by most companies by both promoting and participating in events.
Near the close of last week’s ceremony, Parry Sound Coun. Bradley Horne announced the full list of a activities planned for the 10th anniversary induction ceremony.
COCHRANE ON BECOMING REDWOOD'S SOUNDTRACK
As a supporter of the talented artists we have in our beautiful country, I congratulate the indie film Becoming Redwood on their opening night and for making an inspiring film about a boy who has the courage to believe in his dreams all in the name of love. Go Redwood, I’m proud to have a song on your soundtrack!
TC - April 13th 2013
HALL OF FAME TOM COCHRANE TO HOST
JUNO SONGWRITER'S CIRCLE
The 2013 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award winner to helm the popular concert showcase
Additional performers include Bahamas, Classified & David Myles, Colin James, Crystal Shawanda, Danny Michel, and Kathleen Edwards
TORONTO, March 19, 2013 /CNW/ - JUNOSongwriters' Circle is considered "the jewel of JUNO Week." Taking place on Sunday, April 21 from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. (CST) at the Casino Regina Show Lounge, JUNO Songwriters' Circle will feature some of today's most talented Canadian singer-songwriters sharing music and stories on stage.
At centre stage will be seven-time JUNO Award winner Tom Cochrane, who will host the show and will also perform in the unique, intimate setting. Over his heralded career, Cochrane has released 13 albums and won seven JUNO Awards. He is a member of both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and Canada's Walk of Fame, and an Officer in the Order of Canada.
Cochrane will be joined by a diverse lineup of 2013 JUNO Award nominees including: indie roots musician Bahamas; hip-hop star Classified alongside folksinger David Myles; iconic singer-songwriter and producer Colin James; country music's Crystal Shawanda; world music singer-songwriter Danny Michel and folk-rock singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards.
Source: 2013 Juno Awards
NEW MUSIC and TOUR
The latest rumours from the Tom Cochrane camp is that
the new album should hopefully be out in November and there will be a tour to coincide
with the album release.
More updates when available.
junos 2013: tom cochrane to receive
allan waters humanitarian award
By Paul Irish Living Reporter - thestar.com - Feb 26 2013
Musician Tom Cochrane is this year’s recipient of the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award to be presented at the Juno Awards in April.
Recognizing artists whose contributions have enhanced the social fabric of Canada, Cochrane has supported a wide variety of initiatives from World Vision to Parkinson’s disease research. He has visited Africa eight times and Asia twice on behalf of World Vision.
As well, he’s visited Canadian troops in Afghanistan and raised money for tsunami-relief efforts.
“ … It’s an odd thing to receive an award for trying to do the right things when those things have presented themselves in the light of the tremendous blessings I have received in my life and career,” he said in a written statement. “Every day my fans, family and friends get up and many of them do the right things for other people and the good of our world and country without getting acknowledged. So I share this with you.”
Cochrane is well known for his body of work, with his most popular songs being “Life is a Highway” as a solo artist, and the “Boy Inside the Man,” while he was in Red Rider. He has released 13 albums and won seven Juno Awards.
The award, named after late CHUM Ltd. founder Allan Waters, will be presented at the gala dinner and awards on April 20 in Regina.
NINETEEN THINGS YOU LEARN BY FOLLOWING JIMMY KIMMEL AROUND
By Jada Yuan - www.vulture.com (Excerpt)
15. According to Carson Daly, Kimmel is a terrific singer. “I would love to have him on The Voice one day; I think he thinks he would get all four chairs to turn. Well, I think he’s good enough to maybe get one or two,” Daly says. “I would love for him to come on and sing ‘Cool It Now’ by New Edition or something like a Huey Lewis and the News song or Toad the Wet Sprocket, because he sings very earnestly. Like, you’re driving with him in his car, he sings out loud with a lot of confidence. Favorite Jimmy Kimmel: Tom Cochrane, ‘Life is a Highway.’ He loves that song.
valentine's day for famous canadians...
By Julie Hunter - www.canadianliving.com (Excerpt)
"My favourite Valentine's Day happened awhile back, when I was touring heavily with the album Mad, Mad World. It was Valentine's Day and I was on the road yet again. I checked myself into the hotel I would be staying at that night and proceeded to unpack my suitcase when I found a Valentine's Day card from my wife stuffed into my suitcase. As I opened the card a photo slipped out of it of my wife in a bustier in bed with a giant cardboard cutout of me playing my guitar, with a huge grin on her face. I laughed so hard. It was very cute." -- Tom Cochrane
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