“I’d never been around playing concerts for crowds that were that quiet. You could hear, maybe not a pin, but a 10-penny nail roll across the balcony.” Charlie Daniels On Playing In The 1970 Leonard Cohen Tour

Daniels, Cohen Formed Unique Bond by Jeffrey Ougler (Ifpress: Sept 9, 2010)

Charlie Daniels played fiddle on the 1970 Leonard Cohen Tour and played bass on the Songs From A Room (1969) and Songs Of Love And Hate (1971) albums.

“Everything that you did had to be something that was unique &… complemented this very unique, fragile music that Leonard was doing.” Charlie Daniels On Playing Fiddle For Leonard Cohen

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When I think of Leonard’s music, I think of it as very, very fragile. I’d never been around that kind of music before, that everything that you did had to be something that was unique and that it complemented this very unique, fragile music that Leonard was doing.quotedown2

Charlie Daniels

 

Daniels, Cohen Formed Unique Bond by Jeffrey Ougler (Ifpress: Sept 9, 2010).

Charlie Daniels played fiddle on the 1970 Leonard Cohen Tour and played bass on the Songs From A Room (1969) and Songs Of Love And Hate (1971) albums.

Leonard Cohen, Bob Johnston, Charlie Daniels… Perform – Amsterdam 1970

 

Leonard Cohen and The Army played Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) May 3, 1970. Also seen in the photo are Elkin “Bubba” Fowler (bass, banjo), Ron Cornelius (lead guitar), and backup singers Corlynn Hanney & Susan Musmanno (aka Aileen Fowler). Photo by Ger Kouwenberg.

Charlie Daniels On Leonard Cohen & Kid Marley

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You talk about me and Leonard being different. You take Leonard Cohen, from the world of academia, and you put him out in the middle of the country in this little house. [Kid Marley] loved Leonard. He used to come to Leonard’s sessions, and he’s the last person in the world you’d think Leonard would have anything in common with. I don’t know if it was having anything in common, or Leonard was just a nice guy. quotedown2

Charlie Daniels

 

Daniels, Cohen Formed Unique Bond by Jeffrey Ougler (Ifpress: Sept 9, 2010)

Ray “Kid” Marley was a cowboy who began working ranches by age 14 and won his first rodeo prize money at 17. He moved to Tennessee at age 20, He is described in this except from I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen by Sylvie Simmons:

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“I saw another whole side of music that I had never seen, & I had so much respect for Leonard’s creativity, unique thoughts, the way his mind works.” Charlie Daniels On Leonard Cohen


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I saw another whole side of music that I had never seen, and I had so much respect for Leonard’s creativity, unique thoughts, the way his mind works. I learned a lot. You know what we do is the sum total of what we’ve done, actually. I was glad to be exposed to that feel, to that thing. quotedown2

Charlie Daniels

Daniels, Cohen Formed Unique Bond by Jeffrey Ougler (Ifpress: Sept 9, 2010).

Charlie Daniels played fiddle on the 1970 Leonard Cohen Tour and played bass on the Songs From A Room (1969) and Songs Of Love And Hate (1971) albums.