Marc Cohn

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": singer-songwriter pop rock american adult contemporary Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
Links online: Official Homepage Wikipedia

Biography

5 July 1959, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Singer-songwriter and pianist Cohn used his husky voice and distinctive songs to great effect in the 90s when his debut album won the 1991 Grammy for Best New Artist. The album was a collection of melodic pop rock songs with passionate lyrics drawn from the artist’s own turbulent background. Cohn’s mother died when he was two, and his father remarried when he was 12. Cohn senior worked seven days a week as a pharmacist but was always in debt. He is recalled as the slightly absurd figure in ‘Silver Thunderbird’, who maintains that car at the cost of all other material comforts. Although the song was dismissed by casual critics as an automobile tribute, in reality it was a song purely for his father and had taken Cohn 15 different versions to perfect.

Having written songs from an early age Cohn played his first solo acoustic sets around Cleveland coffee bars in his late teens. Afterwards he...

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