Welcome back, Andy Cohen!

We’re excited Andy is returning to Cowan for a concert – and a guitar workshop! Andy’s a true master of the blues, and knows more about Southern music history than what you can find in most books on the subject.

Andy’s deep knowledge and understanding of the folk, blues, and roots musical traditions and his virtuoso finger-style guitar performances have won him acclaim in acoustic music circles. Over the years, Cohen has toured or worked with many of the blues greats including Rev. Gary Davis and Son Thomas, and has helped to support a number of his mentors and promising younger musicians by organizing festivals and other performances. He has also worked to spread his knowledge through classes, workshops, and, he says, “anywhere people are making music.” He has received the prestigious Eisteddford Award from the Folk Music Society of NY for “his outstanding contributions to the field of traditional music, as performer, collector, and advocate”, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Autoharp Gathering.

Be sure to mark the dates on your calendar: the workshop is May 24 and the concert is May 25.