The fascinating enigmatic Leonard cohenThe first clutch of classic albums saw him become one of the main proponents of folk. Signed after an appearance at the Newport Folk Festival, Cohen’s debut albums were critically acclaimed and ecstatically greeted by a community that, in two years, saw him deliver a landmark performance at the Isle of Wight festival 1970s and receive exceptional covers of his songs by folk giants such as Judy collins and Joan Baez.
Saturday, February 5, 2022 will see dazzling renditions of songs from these debut albums by famous singer Debra Byrne, outlaw of the country Henry Wagons, Melbourne icon Rebecca Barnard, post-colonialist Delsinki, versatile jazz singer Alma Zygier (who also happens to be Conway’s daughter Deborah); and incredible new talent, Mozë.
Songs for Suzanne will be a celebration of the beginnings of a distinguished career of a brilliant singer-songwriter. Alongside standards such as “Bird On A Wire”, “So Long, Marianne”, “Avalanche”, “Hallelujah” and “Famous Blue Raincoat”, will include many songs never performed by the man himself during his Australian tours. Leonard cohenS’s initial success came as an author, with two novels and four poetry collections preceding his debut album. Cohen’s own readings of some of these works, which have seen him compared to James joyce, will be integrated into the show.
Cohen’s songs will be presented faithfully the way they were originally recorded. The musical accompaniment of the singers will consist of fascinating finger-plucked guitar strings provided by Ben Dix and Dan McKay, the haunting violin of Xani Kolac and the bass guitar and keyboards of the illustrious musicologist Stu Thomas.
Audiences will be mesmerized by Cohen’s classics from his most notable albums such as Songs of Leonard cohen, Songs of a Piece, Songs of Love and Hate and New Skin for the Old Ceremony. Known for his haunting acoustic melodies and deep, raw voice, Cohen was a true singer and folk poet who adapted his songs and style over time, never losing sight of current musical trends and altering his sound over the years. decades.
There will only be one show, so join us on this incredible journey through the music and poetry of Leonard cohen.
The performance is on Saturday, February 5, 2022.
Tickets on sale Thursday, December 9.