Canadian folk icon to headline festival

Bruce Cockburn

From Local Sources

FERDINAND — Canadian folk icon Bruce Cockburn will headline the 10th Annual Ferdinand Folk Festival, set for Sept. 21 in the town’s 18th Street Park.

Six other bands with folk, Americana or bluegrass roots will also perform at the fest.

Since Cockburn’s self-titled debut in 1970, the Canadian singer-songwriter has issued a steady stream of acclaimed records — 33 studio albums and over 300 songs — capturing the essence of human experience, while fiercely striving to make it better. Twenty-two of his albums have earned a Canadian gold or platinum level, and he has sold over one million albums in Canada alone. He has performed on the David Letterman and Jay Leno shows, as well as Saturday Night Live, Austin City Limits, and stages around the world. In early bands, he opened for Jimi Hendrix, Cream and the Lovin’ Spoonful.

His set will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, the fest’s final of the evening.

The first performance, the Regional Singer-Songwriter Showcase, will start at 11 a.m., with the seven bands to follow. They include: Strings of Indian Creek, Beau Troesch, Honeysuckle, Amber Rubarth, the Way Down Wanderers, Chastity Brown and Bruce Cockburn.

To see the schedule and learn more about the bands, visit the Ferdinand Folk Festival Facebook page.

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