Leonard Cohen lists Pete Seeger & Josh White among “first singers I listened to with any real pleasure”

Who were the singers who you’ve admired?

The first singers I listened to with any real pleasure were Pete Seeger and Josh White and the singers from Wheeling, West Virginia, the country music radio station. Those were the singers I listened to with a lot of pleasure. I used to write to music all the time and it was folk music mostly, Spanish music and flamenco music.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

From I Have No Idea of the Sound I’m Looking For – An Interview with Leonard Cohen by Michael Harris. Duel: Winter 1969.

Also see Leonard Cohen Attends First Live Gig: Josh White – Ruby Foo’s Montreal 1949

Originally posted June 9, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric