Erin Dickins is best known to Leonard Cohen fans as Cohen’s backup singer, along with Emily Bindiger, during the 1974 and 1975 Tours. She was also a founding member of “The Manhattan Transfer” and worked with many other musical notables, including Bette Midler, James Taylor, The Talking Heads, and James Brown. She was interviewed for a Female Entrepreneur Musician podcast, and, unsurprisingly, she reports that working with Leonard Cohen was a major advance in her search from authenticity – and her introduction to steak frites.
While I found the entire interview (which took place February, 2015) interesting, the Leonard Cohen references occur at 18:45 (authenticity) and 29:55 (steak frites).
The interview can be heard and downloaded at FEM01 The Search for Authenticity – Finding Your Voice & Living Your Passion with Erin Dickins
Credit Due Department: Photo (c) by Herbert Scholz used with permission in Christof Graf’s books: Titan Der Worte and Zen & Poesie – The Cohenpedia Series – Vol. 1
I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Apr 4, 2015.