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Marc Cohn with Mark Erelli

Infinity Norfolk

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Fri, March 27, 2015
Norfolk, CT
Show at 8 PM

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Price: $50 - $75

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Rock
Marc Cohn with Mark Erelli

Sure, “Walking in Memphis” is a great song, but it’s only the tip of the Marc Cohn iceberg. Determined not to squander his 1991 Best New Artist Grammy award, Cohn began touring relentlessly afterwards, patiently perfecting his craft in the years that followed.

Cohn’s persistence paid off; he’s now considered one of the most engaging live performers on the singer/songwriters circuit. No wonder his past four concerts at our Norfolk venue have packed the house!

As he proved with 2010’s Listening Booth: 1970, Marc can also work wonders with other songwriters’ material, infusing old pop and rock gems with his distinct blend of gritty Americana and blue-eyed soul. Expect a mix of hip covers and smart originals on March 27th in Norfolk.

Marc Cohn

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Artist Bio

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. He’s a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales.

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 Atlanta, as his reputation as an artist and performer continued to grow. In 1998, Cohn took a decade-long sabbatical from recording, ending in 2007 with Join the Parade. Inspired by the horrific events following Hurricane Katrina and his own near fatal shooting just weeks before, Parade is his most moving and critically acclaimed record to date.

About his album Listening Booth: 1970, a collection of reimagined classics from that seminal year in music, Rolling Stone said, “Cohn has one of rock’s most soulful croons – a rich immediately recognizable tenor that makes these songs his own.” 

Similar Artists:

Jackson Browne, Bruce Hornsby, Shawn Colvin

Mark Erelli

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www.markerelli.com

When questioned about his musical heroes as younger artist, Mark Erelli would dutifully rattle off names like Jackson Browne and John Hiatt—the sort of emotionally literate lyricist and soulful vocalist to which he was oft-compared. But Erelli would always throw the interviewer a curveball by also listing musicians like David Lindley and Ry Cooder, two sidemen closely associated with Browne and Hiatt’s best albums. “As a teenager I sat in front of my stereo for hours, in hopes of learning to write songs like that,” remembers Erelli, “but I also tried to learn the guitar solos on those records note for note.”
 
Thousands of musical miles later, Mark Erelli now travels his own road that both embodies and challenges our expectations of a singer/songwriter. Erelli has tackled everything from western swing and protest songs to lullabies and murder ballads, all in a richly expressive voice that Twangville.com heralds as “the male counterpart to Neko Case.” It is a journey that has taken Erelli from church basement coffeehouses to the main stage of the Newport Folk Festival, stopping briefly along the way to sing the national anthem at Fenway Park.

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