Marc Cohn

Friday
25
May

Grammy Award-Winning Songwriter & Storyteller

Soulful Folk Rock

 

Why you should see this show…

In 2016, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn celebrated the 25th anniversary of his platinum-selling self-titled debut with a special tour performing the album in its entirety from start to finish for the first time. Following that victory lap, Cohn returns to digging in the treasure chest of his quarter-century of rich, evocative, soulful songs. Riding the wave of spontaneity and audience connection, no two performances are alike, and requests are always taken, making for an intimate grab bag of a set full of big hits, deep cuts and surprises.
 

Marc Cohn Bio
After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer-songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. Rooted in the rich ground of American rhythm and blues, soul and gospel and possessed of a deft storyteller’s pen, he weaves vivid, detailed, often drawn-from-life tales that evoke some of our most universal human feelings: love, hope, faith, joy, heartbreak.

Cohn followed up his platinum-selling debut with two more releases in the 1990s, at which point Time magazine called him “one of the honest, emotional voices we need in this decade” and Bonnie Raitt declared, “Marc is one of the most soulful, talented artists I know. I love his songs, he’s an incredible singer, and I marvel at his ability to mesmerize every audience he plays for.”

Raitt, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash and Patty Griffin all made guest appearances on Cohn’s early records for Atlantic as his reputation as an artist and performer continued to grow. In 1998, Cohn took a decade-long sabbatical from recording, ending in 2007 with Join the Parade. Inspired by the horrific events following Hurricane Katrina and his own near fatal shooting just weeks before, Parade is his most moving and critically acclaimed record to date. 

About his album Listening Booth: 1970, a collection of re-imagined classics from that seminal year in music, Rolling Stone said, “Cohn has one of rock’s most soulful croons – a rich, immediately recognizable tenor that makes these songs his own.” In late 2014, Cohn released “The Coldest Corner in the World,” the title song to the documentary Tree Man and his first original song released in more than seven years. 

On March 25, 2016, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of his platinum-selling debut album, released Careful What You Dream: Lost Songs and Rarities along with the bonus album Evolution of a Record, featuring never-before-heard songs and demos dating back to years before his debut album and the Grammy award that followed. 

Marc’s momentum continued into a busy and fruitful 2017, which he spent in part on the road with the legendary Michael McDonald, garnering critical acclaim across the U.S. His writing talent was also drafted for work with a roster of American music greats including soul survivor William Bell, who won his first Grammy at age 78 with Marc’s help; Marc co-wrote a solid half of Bell’s celebrated album This is Where I Live, including the passionate opening cut “The Three Of Me.” The album revived the sound of Stax soul’s golden age, when Bell had first cut his teeth as an artist, and which had influenced Marc Cohn so powerfully – in its way, completing a circle and letting Marc give back to one of the originators of the sound that shaped him.

Marc revisited another corner of American music’s rich heritage with the Blind Boys of Alabama on the Grammy-nominated song “Let My Mother Live,” and also worked with David Crosby on the album Lighthouse. As powerfully influenced by the singer-songwriter tradition as he is by the legacy of soul and gospel, working with the ‘60s icon was a project that got right to Marc’s creative core.

Moving forward, he continues to do what he does best: infuse American music with both a fresh perspective and a reverence for its deep roots.

 
Nate Jones Bio
Nate Jones is an acclaimed independent singer-songwriter based in Cleveland, OH. Characterized by a voice that blends seamlessly from gritty to delicate, Jones possesses an extraordinary range that elicits comparisons to Ray LaMontagne and Jeff Buckley. Mixing elements of folk, jazz, and southern rock, Nate Jones makes modern music in a decidedly old-fashioned way–with mature lyrics, catchy hooks, and dynamic live performances. Music News Nashville heralded Jones’ debut album as “an old-school record for modern audiences, balanced somewhere between the glory days of the Laurel Canyon Sound and the resurgence of neo-soul music.” His latest work, a duet album featuring singer-songwriter Jessica Shetler, is due for a summer 2018 release. Jones has shared stages with the likes of Marc Cohn, Tab Benoit, Eric Hutchinson, Houndmouth, Missy Higgins, and the Rebirth Brass Band.
 

Dining Options

If you’d enjoy a more extensive menu, we suggest you dine downstairs in the Rusty Anchor before your concert. Click here to see the Rusty Anchor menu. To make a reservation, visit OpenTable.com, or call (216) 242-1250. Please allow 90 minutes to dine prior to the beginning of your show upstairs.

We are excited to announce a NEW MENU upstairs in the Concert Hall, and we encourage you to give it a try. As always, you dine right in your ticketed seat. Click here, to see the Concert Hall menu. There is no additional reservation required for dining in the Concert Hall. Last call for dining upstairs is at show time. Beverage service will be available throughout the show.

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