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Cohn fills Riverwalk with authentic song

KIMBERLY NICOLETTI

BRECKENRIDGE – Marc Cohn uses music to discover who he is. Then he shares it with his audience.The singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist has built a reputation as one of the most personal and introspective lyricists of his generation.In 1991, he won a Grammy for best new artist with his debut album featuring his baritone voice and heartfelt songs. He’s probably best known for his hit “Walking in Memphis.”He released another album in 1993, then took a four-year hiatus because he recognized his life was unbalanced; after years of extensive touring and time in the studio, his wife and children were in need of attention.After a break-up and taking time to digest life, Cohn released “Burning the Daze” in 1998. He said he had reached a place in his life where he didn’t feel he had to please others so much, so he could say something more genuine in the songs.Cohn grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, in the early 1970s, where he discovered his most influential musicians, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne, through FM radio.He attended Oberlin College, where he began playing piano, then moved to New York where he became a sought-after session keyboard player and led a 14-piece swing band, The Supreme Court. The group played at Caroline Kennedy’s wedding on Carly Simon’s recommendation.Cohn plays at the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek Aug. 21 for a ticket price of $40, so his show Wednesday at the Riverwalk Center for $20 general admission (advanced purchase) or $37 gold circle is a deal. For more information, call (970) 547-3100.Kimberly Nicoletti can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 245, or at knicoletti@summitdaily.com.


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