The Avett Brothers Pay Tribute To Leonard Cohen With “Hallelujah” Cover In Detroit

first_imgLast night, The Avett Brothers continued their current tour with the second night of a two-night stand at The Fillmore Detroit, where they paid tribute to the late Leonard Cohen, who passed away earlier this week at the age of 82.Listen To 12 Beautiful Covers Of Leonard Cohen’s MusicThe band opened the show with Cohen’s iconic and frequently-covered classic “Hallelujah”, an emotional tip of the hat to one of the greatest songwriters of his generation. The Avetts then treated the Michigan crowd to a set of tunes from throughout their catalogue, as well as a couple well-placed covers (including Buck Owens‘ “Cigarettes and Whiskey” and George Jones‘ “The Race Is On”).You can watch fan-shot video of the “Hallelujah” cover, as well as “Tear Down The House” (from 2008’s The Second Gleam), “Hand-Me-Down” (from 2007’s Emotionalism), and “I Killed Sally’s Lover” (from 2003’s A Carolina Jubilee) courtesy of YouTube user tom jones:“Hallelujah” (Leonard Cohen cover):“Tear Down The House”“Hand-Me-Down”“I Killed Sally’s Lover”[h/t – JamBase]last_img

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