'A simple guitar pattern can free your mind' and more things Leonard Cohen taught the Barr Brothers
Making music in Cohen's hometown, songwriter Brad Barr has picked up a few things from the Canadian icon
The Barr Brothers have been making music in Leonard Cohen's hometown of Montreal for the greater part of last decade — long enough to know the trials and pitfalls any songwriter worth their salt needs to learn to navigate.
Songwriter Brad Barr has picked up a few things from the late Canadian icon:
- A simple right-hand guitar pattern on an acoustic guitar can free your mind
- Be a better critic
- Take your time
The band played a tribute concert after Cohen's death, and they've credited some key elements of their musical approach to his influence.
You can catch the Barr Brother's contribution to the exhibit A Crack in Everything at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal until April 9, 2018.