"In 2017, I attended the TOWER of SONG tribute to LEONARD COHEN concert in Montreal at the Bell Centre .
Accompanying me was Montreal singer ROBERT SHEA and local songstress Iva Gray.
The concert was an amazing star studded event including Elvis Costello, Feist, Philip Glass, k.d. lang, Bettye Lavette, Courtney Love,
Seth Rogen, Ron Sexsmith,
Sting and many more.
The event was hosted by Leonard’s son ADAM COHEN who did an outstanding job interacting and performing with the various artists.
What really struck me was the amount of people who approached my friend Robert exclaiming that he was the spitting image of Leonard !
After the show, Robert, Iva and I stopped at DUNNS famous smoked meat deli and who walked in and sat at the booth beside us with his wife and son but ADAM COHEN!!
This floored us because here was the host of the concert taking his family out to one of his father’s haunts instead of attending the after party with all those famous stars.
What a true tribute to the legacy of his father and we could see the pride in his son’s eyes when we told Adam what an amazing job he had done that night.
It didn’t take long after for Robert and I to decide to put together a tribute to this legendary Canadian Artist and with all due respect, we proudly present
LORD OF SONG,
the LEONARD COHEN TRIBUTE. "