Grammy award winning singer / songwriter Marc Cohn returns to St. Cecilia Music Center on March 19, 2020. Cohn last appeared in Grand Rapids at St. Cecilia Music Center in April 2017 where he received a resounding standing ovation after totally captivating the audience with his powerful voice and emotional lyrics.
St. Cecilia Music Director Executive Director Cathy Holbrook, says, “We are excited to bring back Marc Cohn in concert on March 19. Since he was last here in Spring 2017, Marc has spent time on the road with legendary Michael McDonald, worked closely with David Crosby and other American music greats including soul survivor William Bell, who won his first Grammy at age 78 with Marc’s help in creating Bell’s celebrated album, “This is Where I Live”. With his latest work with the gospel legends Blind Boys of Alabama we can’t wait to hear his new concert repertoire. This is going to be an amazing evening!”
In August 2019, Cohn released a soul / gospel /pop album, “Work to Do”, along with Grammy Award winners, Blind Boys of Alabama. The album’s collection combined Cohn’s unique vocal and songwriting talents with the sanctified genius of these veteran gospel stars.
Cohn originally rose to the top of the pop world when he won the Grammy for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” and since that time Marc Cohn has 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. Cohn continues to do what he does best: infuse American music with both a fresh perspective and a reverence for its deep roots.
Bonnie Raitt has 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.”
Marc Cohn concert tickets are $40 and $45 and can be purchased by calling St. Cecilia Music Center at 616-459-2224 or visiting the box office at 24 Ransom Ave. NE. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.scmc-online.org. A post-concert “Meet-the-artist” reception with a cash bar will be offered to all ticket-holders giving the audience the opportunity to possibly meet Marc Cohn and obtain signed CDs of his many releases.