Photo: Leonard Cohen With Joseph Carenza & Roscoe Beck – Munich 2008

In this screen shot from a 2008 video of an incipiently bearded Leonard Cohen in Munich, Joseph Carenza, the Tour Road Manager, is on Leonard’s right while Roscoe Beck, the Music Director for this and other Cohen tours, is to Leonard’s left. Originally posted Feb 18, 2011 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Photos: Leonard Cohen – Always Into Flowers

lc-flower2A very young Leonard Cohen fascinated by a flower he has picked from his family lawn. Thanks to Maarten Massa for access to this image.

nimesLeonard Cohen immerses himself in flowers on state at the 2009 Nimes concert. This vividly romantic scene was captured in this photo by Pirlouiiiit

Photos: 2009 Leonard Cohen Chicago Rosemont Concert

P1000638The October 29, 2009 Chicago Rosemont Concert was marvelous for many reasons, including the premiere performance of “Feels So Good.” On a personal level, it was a never-to-be-forgotten event because I attended my first Leonard Cohen soundcheck and then met Leonard face to face for the first time before the show.  That experience is featured in these posts:

These photos were taken at the 2009 Rosemont show by Elizabeth Sweet,1 who proved to be not only an outstanding photographer but also a delight as my companion during this incredible adventure.



I am especially happy about the photo below of Javier Mas and Dino Soldo because (1) it captures the 17 nanoseconds of the show during which Dino Soldo was immobile. and (2) it demonstrates how commanding his presence can be even when he is stationary.




Note: Originally posted Oct 30, 2009 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric


  1. The Duchess and I are both taken with Lisa, an amazing woman who did her post-grad work in English Lit at Duke and now writes primarily about raising goats & permaculture skills. []

15 Photos: A Carenza-eye View Of The 2012 Leonard Cohen Kingston Show


A Cohen in a Kings Town

Joseph Carenza III, the Leonard Cohen Tour Road Manager, offers a batch of photos of the preparation for and execution of the Dec 13, 2012 Leonard Cohen Kingston Concert, some of which are dramatic, others of which are intriguing, and all of which are entertaining. These are some of my favorites, along with the original captions.

Note: Originally posted Dec 14, 2012 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric