photo by Dan Rubin JOHN BARRY COSSAR is a rising star in the Newfoundland music scene. Among local musicians he is becoming recognized as one of our province's great songwriters. His songs are brilliant blendings of passion with well-crafted lyric. They will pierce you to the core with their heartfelt simplicity and deft turn of phrase.

John Cossar has just released his first full-length CD with funding from MusicNL. Another Bridge to Burn is a classic collection of fourteen of John's original tunes, a true journey of the heart. More than a dozen other prominent musicians contributed to this recording, including Chris Kirby, Rick Lambe, Rick Hollett, Rozalind MacPhail and Dan Rubin. The album ranges from country ballad to rockabilly and from reggae to cajun in its influences.

John Cossar and Nova Scotia singer/songwriter Jim Dorie are off on their BALLADS & BARNACLES TOUR of Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland, in May and June. You can help us with fund-raising for the tour too!.

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