Marc Cohn

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About Marc Cohn

Before becoming an award-winning solo artist, singer-songwriter Marc Cohn was a session musician and played piano on Tracy Chapman’s 1989 LP, Crossroads. ∙ His signature song, 1991’s stirring Top 40 hit “Walking in Memphis,” is a celebration of the roots of American soul, R&B, gospel, and early rock ’n’ roll. ∙ At the 1992 Grammy Awards, Cohn won Best New Artist, and “Walking in Memphis” was nominated for both Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. ∙ As a newcomer who earned the respect of legends, Cohn invited Bonnie Raitt, David Crosby, and Graham Nash to guest on his 1993 sophomore LP, The Rainy Season. ∙ After a decade-long hiatus, he returned in 2007 with Join the Parade, featuring new songs inspired by Hurricane Katrina and his near-fatal shooting during a failed carjacking. ∙ Listening Booth: 1970, Cohn’s deeply personal ’70s-covers album released in 2010, features moving duets with Aimee Mann (Badfinger’s “No Matter What”) and India.Arie (Bread’s “Make It with You”). ∙ After performing together on the 2017 Grammy-nominated song “Let My Mother Live,” Cohn and The Blind Boys of Alabama released the collaborative LP Work to Do in 2019.

Cleveland, OH, United States
July 5, 1959

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