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JPR Live Session: Marc Cohn & Blind Boys of Alabama

Over the course of a celebrated career, much of singer and songwriter Marc Cohn's work has included elements of soul and gospel. Sometimes it played itself out in obvious ways. Othertimes, the gospel feel was simmering just beneath the surface.  That he has ended up connected with perhaps the greatest gospel group in the world - Blind Boys of Alabama -  makes complete musical sense.
Their new collaborative album Work to Do, was originally intended to be just a few songs on an EP, but a magical night in concert for a PBS television special provided the motivation to turn the project into a complete album, incorporating some of Cohn's back catalog of favorites most suited to a Blind Boys treatment.

Cohn and the Blind Boys were joined in the studio by pianist Glenn Patscha, bassist Tony Garnier, and drummer Joe Bonadio.


JPR Live Sessions are recorded with Audix microphones. Located in Wilsonville, Oregon, Audix designs, engineers, and manufactures high performing, innovative products that contribute to the advancement of the professional audio industry. 

As FM Network Program Director and Music Director, Eric oversees many aspects of JPR's broadcast day. He still hosts the occasional Open Air or classical music shift, and is the driving force behind JPR Live Sessions - our popular series of live in-studio music performances and conversations.