Episode 47: Adam Cohen
Air date: 6.6.2012
An essential part of the human condition is the innate desire to distinguish oneself from one's parents. Doing so can be hard enough when your father works at a steel mill, but when your father is one of the most highly respected songwriters and musicians in the world, he can cast a long shadow on your own accomplishments. Adam Cohen, son of the legendary Leonard Cohen, learned this the hard way. The younger Cohen spent years and three albums running away from his father's legacy before he decided to not only accept, but to embrace his lineage and make an album that frees him to be what he is - the uniquely talented son of a master songsmith. Adam Cohen's new album, "Like a Man," is full of incisive songs that prove that the son of an original artist can be an original artist in his own right.