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9Feb/103

Concert Calendar: Yes, Marc Cohn & Ben Folds

Due to inclement weather in the Midwest and Northeast, Yes has been forced to move their House of Blues Cleveland date to Sunday, February 21st.  Apparently their collectively cosmic vibes couldn't thwart the massive amounts of snow currently being dumped in those areas, causing necessary adjustments to the tour schedule.  All tickets purchased for the Wednesday, February 17th date will be honored for the new date, and tickets are still available.

Anyone looking for a suitable Plan B for next Wednesday might consider heading to Kent to check out Marc Cohn.  While it is unlikely that Cohn will be trotting out any previously unreleased 12 minute prog jams on that evening, he is playing his first Cleveland area gig in quite a while at The Kent Stage.  Cohn has a new album of covers coming out on May 25th, and from the description, it sounds fairly interesting.

Marc Cohn’s new record on Saguaro Road will focus on the year 1970,
an important year for music fans in general and particularly for Marc,
because many significant albums and singles were released then that
had an impact on his decision to become an artist.

The album features Marc’s personal interpretations of classic songs
written by and/or made famous in 1970 by Paul McCartney, John
Lennon, Cat Stevens, John Fogerty and CCR, Smokey Robinson,
Joe Cocker, Simon & Garfunkel, Eric Clapton and several more.

The album will be produced by Grammy-winning producer John
Leventhal (Shawn Colvin, record of the Year), who also just produced
the brand new album by Rosanne Cash, The List.

Having nothing to do with Marc Cohn, I'll leave you with a bit of happier HOB news:   Ben Folds will bring his "Ben Folds and a Piano" solo tour to HOB on Thursday, April 15th.  Tickets go on sale Friday morning at 10am.  2010 is already getting expensive, dang concerts!