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Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas With New Friends

From Joyride Media | 59:00

Leonard Cohen and friends talk about his music and influence.


Leonard Cohen is well known for the careful attention he gives to his songwriting.  Every word is the result of a lot of thinking and hard work.  That’s one of the many reasons for the deep respect given to him by musicians of all stripes.

In this one hour radio special, you’ll hear how Leonard has influenced artists such as Nicole Atkins, Bradford Cox (Deerhunter, Atlas Sound), Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion (Cults), Nathan Willett (Cold War Kids), John Darnielle (Mountain Goats), Rhett Miller (Old 97’s)and AC Newman (The New Pornographers).  You’ll also hear a few ideas from Leonard Cohen himself.