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Old 05-18-2018, 07:07 AM
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Saw Marc Cohn last night. Although he is best known as a piano player (Walking in Memphis) he also played guitar. A beat up left handed J45. He's not a picker by any means but he was very solid with a very percussive style. He was backed up by the Blind Boys of Alabama and it was quite a gospel-fused set.

His story of how he came to write Walking in Memphis was very touching and, all in all, it was an evening of refreshing singer/songwriting tunes with a unique soulful backup group.
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Saw Marc Cohn last night. Although he is best known as a piano player (Walking in Memphis) he also played guitar. A beat up left handed J45. He's not a picker by any means but he was very solid with a very percussive style. He was backed up by the Blind Boys of Alabama and it was quite a gospel-fused set.

His story of how he came to write Walking in Memphis was very touching and, all in all, it was an evening of refreshing singer/songwriting tunes with a unique soulful backup group.
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Love Walking in Memphis, it has been in my set list for years It makes a great walking style acoustic guitar tune.
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Old 05-31-2018, 04:48 AM
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Saw him a few years back opening for Bonnie Raitt. To be completely honest, I enjoyed his set more than Bonnie (don't get me wrong, I love her music too)

He is a great entertainer and songwriter. His stories between songs were engaging and "real". It was just him and a side man on bass and guitar with Marc going back and forth between keys and guitar.

Really enjoyed it a lot. He plays at The Ark in Ann Arbor once a year normally and I've been meaning to get back to see him again.
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