Some more recent and not so recent songs that fill my sails. Also an ever expanding evolving list dependent on my whims!
In America, Tom Cochrane is primarily known for the smash single “Life Is A Highway” (also covered by country group Rascal Flatts), and for those who dig a little deeper, the leader of Canadian rock band Red Rider (responsible for the lost ‘80s treasure “Lunatic Fringe”).
Tom Cochrane is one of Canada’s best-selling songwriters of all-time, thanks to a pile of hit songs and albums as a solo artists and with his band Red Rider. When the singer dropped by Q104.3 New York recently, his conversation with Ken Dashow revolved around his two biggest hits, “Lunatic Fringe” (1981) with Red Rider and “Life Is a Highway” (1991) as a solo artist.
Over the course of his career, Canadian artist Tom Cochrane has released 17 albums, toured the world and won an armload of Juno Awards (Canada’s version of the Grammys). The respected singer-songwriter, as he nears retirement age, is not interested in slowing down any time soon.
We had a time at Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax Sunday night. It was New Year’s Eve and Canadian music icon Tom Cochrane rocked in the new year big time.