VJQC Score: N/A
Artist: SINCERELY L COHEN: LIVE CELEBRATION OF / VAR
Album Name: SINCERELY L COHEN: LIVE CELEBRATION OF / VAR
Record Label: ROYAL POTATO
Genre: V/A COMPILATIONS
Format: VINYL LP
Release Date: 12/8/2017
Legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen died on November 7, 2016, one day before the 2016 Presidential Election, but the world didn't find out for several days after. On January 24, 2017 (shortly after the inauguration of Donald Trump and the succeeding Women's March on Washington), New York City finally paid tribute to the Poet Prince of Montr?al with a concert featuring dozens of singers, songwriters and musicians, including Richard Thompson, Josh Ritter, Will Sheff (Okkervil River), Amy Helm, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Elvis Perkins, Holly Miranda, Joan As Police Woman, Delicate Steve, and many more. It was an evening the Village Voice called 'a loving, thoughtful tribute to Cohen's life in music and poetry.' The subsequent live album resulting from those performances, entitled, 'Sincerely, L. Cohen: A Live Celebration Of Leonard Cohen, features highlights from this nearly three-hour marathon concert, which the Voice also hailed as a 'carefully constructed, expertly structured production.' - The concert and subsequent album was produced by Cohen fans Jesse Lauter (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Hannah Gold (City Winery Presents), and Josh Kaufman. Kaufman (Guitar- Bob Weir) led the house band, which featured first-rate New York-based musicians including Ray Rizzo (Drums-Yo Yo Ma), Walt Martin (Keys-The Walkmen), Annie Nero (Bass-Craig Finn), Stuart Bogie (Brass & Woodwinds-Arcade Fire, Superhuman Happiness), Nick Kinsey (Percussion-Kevin Morby), and Dave Harrington (Guitar-Darkside), punctuated by a backing vocal trio that Cohen would have been proud of: Leslie Mendelson, Jocie Adams and Cassandra Jenkins.