Legendary singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn will make a stop at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. for a vary special evening of music. The veteran musician and humanitarian has just released his 31st album, “Small Source of Comfort,” an adventurous collection of songs of romance, protest and spiritual discovery.

Cockburn has always been a restless spirit. Over the course of four decades, the celebrated Canadian artist has traveled to the corners of the earth out of humanitarian concerns — often to trouble spots experiencing events that have led to some of his most memorable songs. Many of his new compositions come from his travels to places such as the Canadian Forces base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he records his typically detailed observations about the human experience.

Cockburn’s music, primarily acoustic yet rhythmically savvy, is rich in his characteristic blend of folk, blues, jazz and rock. As a songwriter, Cockburn is revered by fans and musicians alike. His songs have been covered by such diverse artists as Elbow, Jimmy Buffett, Judy Collins, the Skydiggers, Anne Murray, Third World, Chet Atkins, k.d. lang, Barenaked Ladies, Maria Muldaur and the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia. As a guitarist, he is considered among the world’s best.

Tickets for an intimate evening of music with this celebrated songwriter are $35, and all seats are reserved. For tickets and more information, call 594-0070 or visit rocklandstrand.com.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.