As with many of Cockburn’s songs, the inspirations for tracks on Small Source Of Comfort stem from the singer / songwriter’s recent journeys when his wanderlust covered opposite ends of the spectrum with visits to San Francisco and Brooklyn as well as war-torn Afghanistan where he spent time at the Canadian Forces base in Kandahar.

“My mother once said that I must have a death wish, always going to what she called ‘those awful places,” Cockburn said while announcing his tour. “I don’t think of it that way. I make these trips partly because I want to see things for myself and partly out of my own sense of adventure.”

The tour begins with several Canadian dates beginning March 24 in Kelowna, B.C., at the Community Theatre. Other Canada shows include March 25 in Vancouver at Chan Centre For The Performing Arts, March 30 in Calgary at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, April 1 in Edmonton at the Winspear Theatre; April 5 in Winnipeg at the Burton Cummings theatre, April 9 at Toronto’s Massey Hall and two nights in Montreal at the L’Astral April 13-14.

The U.S. portion of the tour begins with two nights in New York City at City Winery May 3-4 followed by a May 5 gig in Annapolis at Rams Head On Stage and May 6 in Philadelphia (Glenside) at the Keswick Theatre. Other U.S. stops include Alexandria, Va., at The Birchmere May 9; Boston’s Berklee Performance Center May 14; Chicago’s Old Town School Of Folk May 22; Denver at the Arvada Center May 28 and Los Angeles at the El Rey Theatre June 1.

Small Source Of Comfort drops March 8. For more information on the album and tour, visit