WBEZ | Like a Man http://www.wbez.org/tags/man Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Becoming his own legend: Adam Cohen explains musical journey and plays songs from 'Like a Man' http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-08/becoming-his-own-legend-adam-cohen-explains-musical-journey-and-plays-songs-man <p><p>&nbsp;</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Adam%20Cohen.jpg" style="height: 463px; width: 620px; " title="(WBEZ/Caroline O'Donovan)" /></div><p>When your dad is a musical legend, do you steer clear of his legacy to carve out your own path, or embrace the familial influence on your art? This is a question <a href="http://adamcohen.com/">Adam Cohen</a>&nbsp;&mdash; son of Leonard Cohen &mdash; struggled with throughout his career.</p><p>Until 2007, Adam Cohen had never played any of his father&rsquo;s songs in public. Now, he&rsquo;s out with a new album that embraces his father&rsquo;s influence:<br /><br /><em>&ldquo;</em>Like A Man<em> is steeped in my recognizing that I am in the family business. Despite my efforts to carve out a different identity, really I belong to a long line of people who have embraced their father&rsquo;s business.&rdquo; </em></p><p>Wednesday on <em>Eight Forty-Eight, </em>Tony Sarabia talked with Cohen and bandmates <a href="http://www.maibloomfield.com/">Mai Bloomfield</a> and <a href="http://www.michaelchaves.net/">Michael Chaves</a> to hear songs from Cohen&rsquo;s latest release, <em>Like a Man</em>, and learn about the Cohen&rsquo;s musical journey. They&rsquo;re in town to open for <a href="http://www.rufuswainwright.com/">Rufus Wrainwright</a> Wednesday night at <a href="http://www.jamusa.com/Venues/Vic/Concerts.aspx">The Vic</a>.</p></p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 10:53:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-08/becoming-his-own-legend-adam-cohen-explains-musical-journey-and-plays-songs-man