MARC COHN

August 21, 2021 | 7:30 PM

We are sorry to report that Marc Cohn has cancelled this concert.

Due to the ever-evolving Covid-19 Delta variant and out of abundance of caution for the safety of the musicians, crew and general public, Marc Cohn has made the decision to postpone the remainder of his August tour. Because the performance at SCMC has been rescheduled several times at this point, the decision has been made to cancel entirely rather than scheduling a future date. We know this has been a highly anticipated show and apologize to new and rescheduled ticket holders for the continued inconvenience.

STATEMENT FROM MARC COHN:

I am truly sorry to have to postpone these summer tour dates, but as things continue to go in the wrong direction, I know this is a time to be extremely cautious and vigilant… and not to be encouraging people to congregate indoors. Aside from reports that the Delta variant is the most contagious yet, there is still so much we DON’T know. I’m just not willing to risk the health of my band and crew…or my audience. Please heed the recommendations of your local health officials. I look forward to continue playing live based on rapidly changing health and safety information. Please be safe everyone…for your sake and everyone around you.

We were looking forward to welcoming you back to St. Cecilia Music Center on August 21 and are deeply disappointed to have to cancel this performance. However, we understand Marc’s decision, as we too want to ensure a safe environment for everyone. We hope to invite Marc back to perform on the Royce Auditorium stage in the future.

Refunds will be issued to all ticket buyers within 10-15 business days.

If you have additional questions or concerns please feel free to email our Box Office Manager at kelly@scmc-online.org or call 616.459.2224 x201.

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. Rooted in the rich ground of American rhythm and blues, soul and gospel and possessed of a deft storyteller’s pen, he weaves vivid, detailed, often drawn-from-life tales that evoke some of our most universal human feelings: love, hope, faith, joy, heartbreak.

Cohn followed up his platinum-selling debut with two more releases in the 1990s, at which point Time Magazine called him “one of the honest, emotional voices we need in this decade” and Bonnie 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.”

Raitt, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash and Patty Griffin all made guest appearances on Cohn’s early records for Atlantic as his reputation as an artist and performer continued to grow. In 1998, Cohn took a decade-long sabbatical from recording, ending in 2007 with Join the Parade. Inspired by the horrific events following Hurricane Katrina and his own near fatal shooting just weeks before, Parade is his most moving and critically acclaimed record to date.

About his album Listening Booth: 1970, a collection of reimagined classics from that seminal year in music, Rolling Stone said, “Cohn has one of rock’s most soulful croons – a rich, immediately recognizable tenor that makes these songs his own.” In late 2014, Cohn released “The Coldest Corner in the World,” the title song to the documentary Tree Man and his first original song released in more than seven years.

On March 25, 2016, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of his platinum-selling debut album, released Careful What You Dream: Lost Songs and Rarities along with the bonus album Evolution of a Record, featuring never-before-heard songs and demos dating back to years before his debut album and the Grammy award that followed.

Marc’s momentum continued into a busy and fruitful 2017, which he spent in part on the road with the legendary Michael McDonald, garnering critical acclaim across the U.S. His writing talent was also drafted for work with a roster of American music greats including soul survivor William Bell, who won his first Grammy at age 78 with Marc’s help; Marc co-wrote a solid half of Bell’s celebrated album This is Where I Live, including the passionate opening cut “The Three Of Me.” The album revived the sound of Stax soul’s golden age, when Bell had first cut his teeth as an artist, and which had influenced Marc Cohn so powerfully – in its way, completing a circle and letting Marc give back to one of the originators of the sound that shaped him.

Marc revisited another corner of American music’s rich heritage with the Blind Boys of Alabama on the Grammy-nominated song “Let My Mother Live,” and also worked with David Crosby on the album Lighthouse. As powerfully influenced by the singer-songwriter tradition as he is by the legacy of soul and gospel, working with the ‘60s icon was a project that got right to Marc’s creative core.

Moving forward, he continues to do what he does best: infuse American music with both a fresh perspective and a reverence for its deep roots.