Marc Cohn On Mountain Stage

Set List

  • "Ghost Train"
  • "The Calling"
  • "29 Ways"
  • "Listening to Levon"
  • "Walking in Memphis"
Marc Cohn

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Brian Blauser

Marc Cohn had been out of the studio and the spotlight when he embarked on a multi-city tour in 2002 in the hopes of rekindling his creativity. He got much more than he bargained for. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head during a random carjacking, and while recovering, he witnessed the damage wrought by Hurricane Katrina. The inspiration he'd sought, despite the circumstances, resulted in his first studio record in nine years: Join the Parade.

This set, recorded in January 2008 (the first show of Mountain Stage's 25th season) begins with "Ghost Train," a song from Cohn's 1991 self-titled debut, which earned him a Grammy for Best New Artist that same year. Two others from that record are also included (Willie Dixon's blues number "29 Ways" and Cohn's hit "Walking in Memphis"), along with The Band-inspired "Listening to Levon" and a tune called "The Calling," from Join the Parade.

On guitar and backing vocals during this set is Amy Correia, who performed a Mountain Stage set of her own earlier in the evening. (She'll be heard here later in the week.)

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