Photos by Maarten Massa. I’m especially taken with the shot of an ebullient Mitch Watkins previously posted at Mitch Watkins Joyfully Accepts “The Golden Fist of Marrakesh” – 2013 Leonard Cohen Amsterdam Concert. More shots from this concert can be found at Gallery 1 and Gallery 2
“[I handed] Mitch his guitar in the voice of a madman as ‘The Golden Fist of Marrakesh.’” Leif Bodnarchuk
The above photo of Mitch Watkins was taken by Maarten Massa at the Sept 20, 2013 Leonard Cohen Amsterdam Concert. That shot, especially when grouped with the photo below taken by Eugene McLaughlin and posted earlier at Photos From The Leonard Cohen Birmingham Concert: The Good Time Guys – Roscoe Beck & Mitch Watkins, makes a strong prima facie case that Mitch Watkins is happy being on tour with Leonard Cohen.
Credit Due Department: The Leif Bodnarchuk quote is from Old Ideas Tour — Sep 20, Amsterdam, posted Sept 21, 2013 at his Old Ideas Tour blog,
Warning: This Post Includes Graphic Depictions Of Hard Core Happiness
Eugene McLaughlin, who shot these photos, writes
Having attended a few Leonard Cohen shows now I know when and where to expect the laughs. However, there is definitely impromptu clowning around and genuine laughing.
In support of this hypothesis, Eugene offers these shots, taken at the Sept 8, 2013 Birmingham concert, of Roscoe Beck & Mitch Watkins, which may be the most joyful images ever seen onstage at a Leonard Cohen show.
TOTAL SCORE: 9.8/10
CROWD – There was a constant sense of love, excitement and fulfillment. The only negative of the whole evening was that many had left the building after 3.5 hours and missed the last 4 of the 7 encore selections.
From Leonard Cohen at Mile One – St. John’s Review by Alexander Chisholm. The Scene: April 25, 2013. Full review and photo gallery of the April 20, 2013 Leonard Cohen concert at Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NL at link.
Dr Heck Note: The Review is hereby docked one start for confusing current guitarist Mitch Watkins with Bob Metzger, who previously toured with Leonard Cohen:
Following the lead laid down by the late Stevie Ray Vaughn, fellow Texan Bob Metzger nailed the album solo of “First We Take Manhattan”, resulting in the first standing ovation of the evening.
Comment from original posting:
tammigirl on : I know! People! You never leave until the lights go up! All the way up!
Note: Originally posted Apr 26, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric
All the shots in this gallery are by Maarten Massa, a remarkably reliable source of sharply focused, telling photos of not only Leonard Cohen but also each of the Unified Heart musicians at every concert he attends. These photos by Maarten along with many more of this quality can be found at his Facebook album: Leonard Cohen, Helsinki Sept 2 2012
Note: Originally posted Feb 13, 2015 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric