Marc Cohn at Cohoes Music Hall on Nov. 8th

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The Cohoes Music Hall and Guthrie Bell Productions present An Evening With Marc Cohn on Friday, November 8th at 8 pm. 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.

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.

Tickets are reserved seating and are priced at $62 on the Orchestra floor, $52 in the Parquet, and $42 in the Balcony. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, August 9th at 10 am and to Cohoes Music Hall members Thursday, August 8th @ 10 am. Tickets may be purchased online at www.thecohoesmusichall.org, by phone at 518-953-0630, and in-person Monday through Friday from 10 am – 1 pm at the Music Hall Box Office or two hours prior to any show.

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