Like father like son: Adam Cohen to play Pocklington Arts Centre

Adam Cohen
Adam Cohen

The son of Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen is to appear at Pocklington Arts Centre as part of a UK tour which includes performances in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester and London.

Adam Cohen, also a singer-songwriter, credits his father as his greatest influence.

His music career almost came to an end three years ago when he decided he would quit. However he made the decision to release one final album – which critics ending up hailing as his best to date, and brought him a world tour.

Described as “elegant, intimate beauty,” the album, “Like a Man,” was performed on a nylon-string guitar and was said to have a deep connection to his father.

And the veteran performer himself praised his son’s work as an album of “world-class love songs.”

Meanwhile, Adam Cohen has now released his fifth album, “We Go Home,” which contains songs that, he says, “mostly chronicle conversations Iʼve either had with my old man, or want to have with my boy (his seven-year-old son Cassius) and a few conversations I’m having with myself. And, of course, there are love songs.”

Adam Cohen’s fifth album, We Go Home, was released on September 15.

Deciding that it should be a home-made affair, he is said to have recorded it at the little white house on the Greek island of Hydra, where he had spent much of his childhood. He continued recording in Montreal, in the house where he spent his earliest years.

Tickets are on sale at £15 for the performance which takes place on Friday 31 January at 8pm. They can be purchased from the arts centre box office (01759) 301547.