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David Bennett Cohen

A musician whose lengthy profession traversed from Broadway towards the blues, David Bennett Cohen began monitoring classical piano at age seven, 2 yrs later starting to train himself your guitar. As a teenager he noticed boogie-woogie piano for the very first time, the beginning of a life-long obsession using the blues; nevertheless, he initially discovered success in the dawn from the psychedelic period, signing on because the initial keyboardist in Nation Joe as well as the Fish. Furthermore to dealing with the Blues Task, Mick Taylor, Tim Hardin, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter season, Huey Lewis, Michael Bloomfield and Bob Weir within the years to check out, Cohen also loved a solo profession, sharing expenses with Bonnie Raitt, Richard Thompson, Jerry Garcia, Leo Kottke, Rufus Thomas among others. His Broadway tenure included a stint playing keyboards and acoustic guitar within the touring creation from the smash Lease; through the 1990s, he also supported previous Johnny Copeland sideman Bobby Kyle. Additionally, Cohen authored a set of instructional books, David Bennett Cohen Shows Blues Piano, Quantities I and II, that have been released with associated CDs; for Homespun Tapes, he also documented two audio-teaching tape series (Blues/Rock and roll Piano and Ragtime Piano) along with a three-volume videotape series (Blues Piano). Additionally, a set of acoustic guitar instruction LPs had been issued from the Kicking Mule label.

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