A Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, Marc Cohn is a natural storyteller whose soulful voice balances the exuberant with the poignant. He has a unique talent for writing songs that touch people’s lives and portraying stories with deep emotion. Primarily known for his critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut album released in 1990, with the break-out hit of “Walking in Memphis,” his songs like “Silver Thunderbird” and “True Companion” tell tales that strike a common chord with millions.
Early in life, Cohn was exposed to Bacharach, The Beatles, Ray Charles, and Motown, and as a teenager, he realized that popular music had the power to transmit life lessons of romance, sadness, and joy. In his own words, he says, “By the time I was eleven though, the Beatles were breaking up and singer-songwriters were breaking through, and a lot of that music really resonated for me." His latest release “Listening Booth: 1970” applies his unique, soulful sound to songs by artists who shaped him as a musician, like John Lennon, The Grateful Dead, Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, and Credence Clearwater Revival. When covering these vintage songs, he finds the emotional essence and brilliantly reshapes it to create his own singular sound.
“Cohn has one of rock’s most soulful croons –a rich, immediately recognizable tenor that makes these songs his own.” Rolling Stone
“…a smoky, artfully strained singing voice…” The New York Times