Marc Cohn will perform at the BCPA on January 11. (Photo courtesy of Monterey International).
By Laura Ewan
Singer and songwriter Marc Cohn joined Scott and Colleen this morning to talk about his journey in the music business and preview his upcoming performance January 11 at the BCPA.
The Grammy award winner is famous for his song, "Walking in Memphis," which helped him win the award for Best New Artist in 1991. Cohn says his performance at the BCPA will be a cross between a full concert and an acoustic show. "It's somewhere in between. It's me, another keyboard player who is phenomenal. . . and a guitar player," said Cohn.
Cohn says he was forced to the piano when he was first starting out and wanted to skip the scales and go right to "Hey Jude." Today, he writes song on both the piano and a guitar.
"Songwriting quality has really gone downhill, it's really not as much about the song," said Cohn. He believes some of the greatest songwriters today are lesser known but believes Ray Lamontagne is a great singer and songwriter.
Cohn said he is looking forward to his performance to the BCPA and he has heard amazing things about the venue. To purchase tickets for the January 11 show, visit the BCPA website.
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