Arts and Humanities
Thu August 2, 2012
Adam Cohen Embraces the Family Business
“Like a Man” is singer/songwriter Adam Cohen’s first record since 2004. Cohen had some modest success with his band Low Millions ("Ex-Girlfriends"), but after a promising start, his musical career stalled.
After decades of trying to distance himself from his famous father’s sound (he's the son of famed songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen), he’s reclaiming his place in the Cohen legacy. “Like a Man” pays deliberate homage to his father’s songs while allowing Cohen to come full circle with a mature and vulnerable sound of his own.
Cohen will be in Louisville Sunday. He opens for Rufus Wainwright, another acclaimed musical legacy act, at Iroquois Ampitheater.
WFPL’s Erin Keane spoke with Cohen about his new-found musical maturity, his other influences and how he finally decided to fully embrace the family business.