Tom Cochrane brings good times to Kelowna

The sun was making its descent over a glittering Okanagan Lake as the audience began to take their seats amongst the lush grape groves and pink roses of CedarCreek Estate Winery’s picturesque pavilion. Any haze from the wildfires had burned off, and just in time, as August 27 marked the vineyard’s last show of their TELUS Sunset Concerts at CedarCreek Estate Winery for the summer — Tom Cochrane and his band, Red Rider.

Tom Cochrane To Receive The Order Of Manitoba

Lynn Lake-born Canadian rock icon Tom Cochrane is one of 12 Manitobans who will receive the province’s highest honour – the Order of Manitoba – at a ceremony in July, Lt.-Gov. Philip Lee announced on Manitoba Day May 12. The Order of Manitoba recognizes people who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in their field and improved the social, cultural or economic well-being of Manitoba and its residents.

Tom Cochrane At Massey Hall

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.

Cochrane Takes A Personal Journey Home

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.

Tom Cochrane Returns To The Road With ‘Take It Home’: ‘It’s Like A Bird Flying South’

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.

The Making Of Tom Cochrane’s Hit Song ‘Big League’ And How It Became A ‘Canadian Anthem’

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.