TTU Presidential Lecture & Performance Series
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: TTU Allen Theatre
Lubbock, TX, October 15, 2012 - The 2012-2013 Presidential Lecture and Performance Series continues with Grammy Award winning folk rock singer songwriter, Marc Cohn. The performance with Cohn is slated for Friday, November 9th at 7:00 pm in the Allen Theatre, located in the Student Union Building of Texas Tech University.
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Cohn won the 1991 Grammy Award for Best New Vocalist and followed the win with an additional nomination for the single Walking In Memphis the following year. Married to ABC news anchor, Elizabeth Vargas, Cohn made headlines himself in 2005 when an attempted carjacking turned violent, resulting in a potentially fatal bullet wound to his head from which he suffered a long, life changing recovery.
In 2007, Cohn ended a ten year absence from the recording studio with one of his most critically acclaimed albums, Join the Parade, followed by the 2010 release, Listening Booth:1970. This collaborative effort with fellow Grammy Award winner, John Leventhal, transforms songs from such artists as Cat Stevens, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Van Morrison, Smokey Robinson, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Bread into personal interpretations that say as much about Cohn’s own personal and artistic history as they do about the legacy of the songs.
An accomplished performer, Cohn tours with such luminaries as Bonnie Raitt, Suzanne Vega, and Stevie Nicks. As a songwriter and singer, Cohn combines 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.
There will be an opportunity to meet Marc Cohn at a CD signing immediately following the concert.
General Admission tickets are $15.00 and are available through all Select-A-Seat locations (806) 770-2000 or www.selectaseatlubbock.com. TTU Students receive one free ticket with valid ID at the SUB information booth located at the entrance to the Allen Theatre on the campus of Texas Tech University.