REGINA — Canadian music icon Tom Cochrane left an indelible impression in February performing at Casino Regina — the sold out show was so good that mere months later the venue has him coming back for another performance tonight.
Friends and family gathered recently to celebrate the career of World Vision Canada president and CEO Dave Toycen, who plans to retire from his position with the Mississauga-based organization shortly.
You are never to old for rock-and-roll and Tom Cochrane and the sold-out Massey Hall audience proved that last night for 115-minutes as the 61-year-old Canadian played 20-songs from the early Red Rider days to their new release titled Take It Home. The Canadian storyteller shared with the crowd his love for hockey and Bobby Orr, his adventures across Canada, and his huge love for the Muskoka’s and cottage life.
Canadian rocker Tom Cochrane cast his biggest hits into the warm glow of a softly rocking campfire set and then turned the heat way up during a superb performance at the National Arts Centre on Saturday.
In 1988, Tom Cochrane and Red Rider, a well-travelled Canadian rock band with a handful of hits already on the air, released an album featuring a song about hockey. What made it unusual was its duality: An aspirational opening leading to an adrenaline-coated chorus, blending into what appeared to be a deeply depressing story.
If, as his signature hit suggests, life is a highway, Tom Cochrane’s road has led him many places before bringing him back home.
The last time Tom Cochrane was in these parts, it was for a good time, greatest hits set with Red Rider, coming on before Bruce Springsteen at Magnetic Hill. That show had the feeling of the celebrating past successes and shared memories, with favourites such as Life Is A Highway, Big League, and White Hot.
February 25th 2015 – The Georgia Straight Couldn’t make it out last night? You missed Canadian rock great Tom Cochrane at the Hard Rock. Derek Smith was there and caught a moment of the show on Instagram. Here’s your concert pic of the morning. Tom Cochrane at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver on February 24, 2015. Thanks Derek. Picture…
Canrock icon Tom Cochrane released his first new album in more than eight years this month. Called Take it Home, it’s a collection of blues, country, roots and gospel — all the music from the South that’s inspired Cochrane over his four-decade career.
It might be early in his Take It Home tour but Tom Cochrane is in mid-season form. The 61-year-old Canadian icon stopped at the Casino Regina Show Lounge on Tuesday night -— it was the third show of the 14-date tour promoting his latest album Take It Hom
Canadian music icon Tom Cochrane is back in the race again, but for how long?
“This may be my last record, but I said that after the previous one as well,” says Cochrane during a recent one-on-one session at a country bar in Toronto’s entertainment district.
REGINA — Tom Cochrane knew that it was time to get to work on a new album.
The 61-year-old Canadian music icon unveiled Take It Home on Feb. 10, his first album of new material since No Stranger was released in 2006. According to promotional material for the new disc, Cochrane had “stepped off the music industry treadmill” following No Stranger.
When Tom Cochrane released his last album, “No Stranger,” in 2006, the Canadian singer-songwriter-legend wasn’t convinced that he’d ever make another one.
“I think when you make a record, you have to be inspired to make it,” Cochrane tells The Huffington Post Canada, and for years, he wasn’t inspired. His charity work with World Vision Canada, and the occasional performance –– either on his own, or with his band Red Rider –– kept him busy and fulfilled.
TORONTO — The twangy wheeze of the harmonica may not grace radios much these days, but Tom Cochrane remains a fan.
The 61-year-old’s signature hit “Life is a Highway” featured not one but two separate harmonica solos, totalling roughly 35 seconds of the song’s runtime.
TORONTO – In 1988, Tom Cochrane and Red Rider, a well-travelled Canadian rock band with a handful of hits already on the air, released an album featuring an unusual song about the sport of hockey. What made it unusual was its duality: An aspirational opening leading to an adrenaline-coated chorus, blending into what appeared to be a deeply depressing story.