Leonard Cohen was the first artist I discovered by myself. He is the symbol of my musical independence. The sadness of Cohen was inspiring; it gave me a lot of energy. I always remember all this when someone says that my records are morbid or depressing.
Leonard Cohen w/ Sam Hunt New Zealand Herald. Also see Leonard Cohen Says Nick Cave “Butchered” Avalanche – But In A Good Way
Credit Due Department: Photo by Alterna2 http://www.alterna2.com – originally posted to Flickr as Grinderman en el Summercase 08 de Barcelona, CC BY 2.0, via Wikipedia
Note: Originally posted Jun 29, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric