It’s been a rough week.
I am speechless on every level.
Ironically, I heard that Leonard Cohen passed via text messages while working on a song for my next album. I have thoughtful friends.
When we recorded a live record last year I added one cover song to the mix: Bird on a Wire. My friend Jadea Kelly joined me on stage to sing harmony.
Before we released the album, I contacted Robert Kory, Leonard’s manager in L.A. I sent him our rough, unmastered version of the song and he quickly asked that we obtain the necessary license via a specific music lawyer in Canada.
It proved a bit costly for me to justify releasing it on the live CD.
I have uploaded that rough version onto Soundcloud for you to hear. I’ll leave it up for a while until we get through this.
When did you first hear Leonard? Tell me friends.
Here’s the link to the song: