With Athena Andreadis, Paul Zollo, Chad Watson, Pam Loe, Calico, The Licata Brothers, Stephen Kalinich, Robert Morgan Fisher, Michael Ann Azoulai, Aireene Espiritu, Karen Tobin, Neil Rosengarden, RJ Chesney, Patrick Carrico, Kathy Sanders, Duane Thorin, Sarah Kramer.
For Southern California and the world at large, the next year promises to be appropriately abundant with various tributes to singer-songwriter-poet Leonard Cohen. A variety of factors make this show special, including the participation of Cohen’s collaborators, and the embracing, homespun setting of the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena. Participants include musician-journalist Paul Zollo, credited by Cohen with doing “one of the best interviews with me ever,” and Sarah Kramer, whom Cohen affectionately referred to as “my trumpet player.” Also on hand will be Valley-area music fixtures Chad Watson and Pam Loe, whose recent gigs include singing backup vocals for a performing lineup of the legendary Wrecking Crew. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Mount Baldy Zen Center, where Cohen lived and practiced for years.