Marc Cohn to perform Grammy-winning self-titled debut 25 years after it was released
If you go …
What: Marc Cohn.
When: 8 p.m. Sunday, July 24.
Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, 68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek.
More information: Tickets are on sale now at the VPAC Box Office, by calling 970-845-8497 or at www.vilarpac.org.
BEAVER CREEK — Twenty-five years after the release of his eponymous album, folk rock singer-songwriter Marc Cohn will celebrate the album’s silver anniversary with a concert at the Vilar Performing Arts Center today at 8 p.m. Joined by an all-star band, Cohn will perform his Grammy-winning record in its entirety, from start to finish.
“Walking in Memphis” is the soulful ballad that introduced the world to Cohn and ushered him toward his first Grammy Award for Best New Artist. His self-titled album was released in 1991 and was later certified platinum. He followed that album up in 1993 with his second studio album, “The Rainy Season,” which featured notable guest appearances by David Crosby, Graham Nash and Bonnie Raitt. Cohn toured extensively in the 1990s, including an Australian tour with Raitt headlining.
‘Careful What You Dream’
After a string of hit albums released in the ’90s, Time magazine called him “one of the honest, emotional voices we need in this decade” and 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.”
Cohn took a decade-long sabbatical from recording, lasting from 1998 to 2007. The break was abruptly ended by the release of “Join the Parade,” an album inspired by the horrific events brought about by Hurricane Katrina, as well as his own near-fatal shooting during an attempted carjacking a few weeks before, as Cohn was shot in the head in downtown Denver.
Cohn recovered from the tragedy of 2007 and released a number of other albums, culminating in a record released on March 25, 2016. The album, “Careful What You Dream: Lost Songs and Rarities” is a celebration of the 25th anniversary of his debut album and features never-before-heard songs and demos dating back to years before his debut album and the Grammy Award that followed.