Take Part in the 25th Anniversary of Marc Cohn and His Debut Record at Shaw Center for the Arts
Marc Cohn is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his platinum-selling debut record with a series of very special concerts. Joined by an all-star band, Marc will be performing his Grammy-winning record in its entirety. From the iconic opening track "Walking In Memphis," to the album closer "True Companion," fans will hear a sequence of songs that have surely stood the test of time.
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.
In the seven decades since the Blind Boys of Alabama first began singing together, America has witnessed a World War, the civil rights movement, and the Summer of Love; the moon landing, Vietnam, and the fall of the Berlin Wall; JFK, MLK, and Malcolm X; the invention of the jukebox, the atomic bomb, and the internet. Through it all, the Blind Boys' music has not only endured, but thrived, helping both to define the sound of the American south and to push it forward through the 20th century and well on into the 21st. Praised by NPR as "pioneers," the group has transcended barriers of race and genre to become one of the most acclaimed and celebrated groups in modern music.
Step outside of our welcoming and comfortable community at The Crossing Apartments in Denham Springs, Louisiana for the day! This event is coming to town on Wednesday, and it promises to be a wonderful time!
Wednesday, May 16, 2018—7:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Shaw Center for the Arts
100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801