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Published on February 4th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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Marc Cohn On His Upcoming February 14th Show In New York City & Future Recording Plans

After winning a GRAMMY for his soulful ballad “Walking In Memphis,” singer/songwriter Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer-songwriters. Commercial success aside, Cohn has been a true “artist’s artist” for decades, as Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash and Patty Griffin all made guest appearances on Cohn’s early studio albums.

Last year in 2019, Marc Cohn released a critically-acclaimed collaborative record with gospel legends Blind Boys Of Alabama titled Work To Do via BMG. Work To Do was comprised of three studio tracks by Cohn and the Blind Boys — two originals and a version of the gospel standard “Walk In Jerusalem” — plus seven intimate live performances they recorded at Old Saybrook, Connecticut’s Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center; the live show was later aired as part of a PBS series.

This month Marc Cohn will be appearing at the New York Society for Ethical Culture in New York City, as promoted by City Winery. I had the pleasure of speaking with Cohn by phone on February 3, 2020 about his upcoming New York show, future recording plans, hobbies away from music and more. Tour dates and more about Cohn can be found online at www.marccohnmusic.com.


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is a New York resident (and Long Island native) with over 15 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer.Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Format Magazine, Businessweek, The Improper, the L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. He has been a member of the SATW and the IFWTWA organizations as a food and travel writer.Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host the recently-launched "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with PureGrainAudio.


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