steven d. cohen

steven d. cohen

 Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
BandBlues

I play mostly if not all BLUES and R & B, however I always play the room/venue so I do play other stuff sometimes. Currently working on a BLUES CD featuring all original songs written by me. Usually play as a 3-piece BLUES Trio, but sometimes have a larger band. I also do SOLO/ACOUSTIC performances. Originally from Chicago, but have lived in Lafayette, Louisiana for many years. Written songs for country star Sammy Kershaw (one song was performed on the LETTERMAN show on 10/5/94), and also Caj

Biography

Originally from Chicago, Steven traveled south in 1982 and settled in the diverse musical community of Lafayette, LA. He's been a fixture on the scene ever since and has made strides as a singer-songwriter, recording artist and bandleader. Steeped in the blues, he took to the bayou sounds quickly and contributed songs to area artists who at the time were breaking nationally. Both country singer Sammy Kershaw and the Zydecajun icon, Wayne Toups, released songs, which Steven co-wrote. "Better Call A Preacher" was performed by Kershaw on the David Letterman Show and was included on the platinum certified CD, "Feelin' Good Train". He's since had regional cuts by Roddie Romero, Dustin Ray, Kim Brasso, Johnny Firmin & more.

In 2004 this novel tunesmith released his first solo CD that contained original material ranging from adult alternative to collective blues. An insatiable lyricist in search of a melody, today he readies another fresh batch of blues songs, featuring his guitar playing, which are to be recorded for a new CD which will consist of all original BLUES songs. He continues to work both as a solo performer, and as the leader of his blues trio and is always creating that next catchy phrase or melody, whether inner city blues or roots renaissance. The musical future for Cohen is endless and his story continues...

Discography

steven d. cohen (Debut CD/14 original songs with material ranging from adult alternative to collective blues.)

NASTYA'S TRAIN
IN FRONT OF ME
HONEST LIES
LITTLE DID I KNOW
PLAIN TO SEE
NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES
LONELY HIGHWAYS
WHAT LOVE'S SUPPOSED TO FEEL LIKE
I CLOSE MY EYES
ANGELS EVERYWHERE
YOU'VE GOT TO LET LOVE SHOW
SIN NO MORE
INNOCENT AND FREE (Song for Jason)
ME AND MY OLD MAN
(Featuring Jason "JT Catfish" Cohen on Vocals and Guitar Solo)

SONGS I'VE WRITTEN/MAJOR LABEL CUTS BY ARTISTS

SONG DISCOGRAPHY

"Better Call A Preacher"
(Performed on DAVID LETTERMAN on October 5th, 1994)
Sammy Kershaw Feelin' Good Train Mercury/Polygram

"Christmas Won't Be Christmas"(Without You Here)"
Sammy Kershaw/Christmas Time's A Comin' Mercury/Polygram

"Christmas Won't Be Christmas"(Without You Here)
Released Christmas 1998/A portion of the proceeds from sales of the CD is donated to the TJ Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and Aids Research. Various Artists: Amy Grant, The Moody Blues, Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Bing Crosby, The Isley Bros., Brian McKNIGHT, Vanessa Williams, John Tesh, Chuck Leavell, Shirley Horn, Toby Keith, Suzanne Vega and Donna Summer are also featured on the CD.
Sammy Kershaw/Celebrate The Season Polymedia

"Christmas Won't Be Christmas"(Without You Here)
Released Christmas 1998/ Various Artists: George Strait, Steve Warner, Brooks & Dunn, Clint Black, Joe Diffe, Shania Twain, Collin Raye, Suzy Bogguss, Rhett Akins, Lee Ann Womack, Amy Grant and Vince Gill are also featured on the CD.
Sammy Kershaw/A Country Superstar Christmas II Hip-O Records

"Christmas Won't Be Christmas"(Without You Here)
Released Christmas 1995/ Various Artists: George Strait, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Randy Travis, Lorrie Morgan, Kathy Mattea and Steve Warner are also featured on the CD.
Sammy Kershaw/Wrangler Cowboy Christmas Vol. 2 cassette

"Racin' With My Heart"
Released 1995/ Various Artists: T. Graham Brown, Billy Ray Cyrus, Collin Raye, Ken Mellows, Jeff Foxworthy, Ricky Van Shelton, Joe Diffe, Rick Trevino and Kyle Petty are also featured on the CD.
Sammy Kershaw/"Nascar Runnin' Wide Open" Columbia/Sony

"True Love"
(Don't Leave Me Blue)
"One Heart Beating"
Wayne Toups/Fish Out Of Water Mercury/Polygram

Set List

W/BAND SONGLIST

CROSSCUT SAW (A) Albert King
MY BABY TOOK THE KATIE (A) Alert King Taj Mahal
PHONEBOOTH (E-) Alert King/ Robert Cray
I PLAY THE BLUES FOR YOU (A-) Alert King
BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN (A) Albert King
ANGEL OF MERCY (A) Albert King
PERSONAL MANAGER (A) Albert King
STATESBORO BLUES (G) Allman Bros
YOU DON'T LOVE ME (G) Allman Bros
ONE WAY OUT (A) Allman Bros./Sonnyboy Willamson
STORMY MONDAY (G) Allman Bros./ T. Bone Walker
I KNOW (G) Barbara George
Let The Good Times Roll (G) B.B. King/ Louie Jordon
THE THRILL IS GONE (A-) B.B. King
ROCK ME BABY (A) B.B. King
IT'S MY OWN FAULT (G) B.B. King
EVERYDAY I SING THE BLUES (A) B.B. King
CAN’T BUY ME LOVE (G) Beatles
I’LL CRY INTSTEAD (F) Beatles
I FEEL FINE (E) Beatles
WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS (A-) Beatles
LET IT BE (G) Beatles
STAND BY ME (E) (E) Ben E. King
KEY TO THE HIGHWAY (1,5,4) (A)