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 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.

Review: Tom Cochrane; The Smithereens

Former Red Rider vocalist Tom Cochrane said a fan encouraged him to play more Red Rider “covers” after a recent show. That comment is pretty indicative of what an enigma Cochrane is to American audiences. While mining multiplatinum awards and No. 1 records in his native Canada, he’s still looking for his breakthrough in the United States.