Love of Leonard Cohen powers the Tower

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Glenna Garramone
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Leonard Cohen fans are in for a towering treat this weekend.

Tower of Song: a Creative Tribute to the music of Leonard Cohen is scheduled to play the Duncan Garage Showroom Sunday.

B.C. singers Oliver Swain, Glenna Garramone and special guest Anne Schaefer forces to expand the audience for a show originally hatched by Swain and Garramone in Vancouver in June of 2011.

"A night of rare and classic selections from the Leonard Cohen canon fearlessly interpreted by these artists, with a few original compositions and readings, round out an evening that celebrates Canada's greatest bard and his influence on modern songwriting," the event's promotional material reads.

Victoria-based Swain, an Outlaw Social alumnus, performs in a naturalist style on banjo and string bass, while fellow Victorian Garramore "melds a classically trained pianist and vocalist, a bi-lingual songwriter, a guitarist, and a dancer into one person."

Schaefer was winner of Vocalist of the Year at the 2004 Island Music Awards, Songwriter of the Year and Artist of the Year at the 2005 IMA, and Favorite Jazz Artist at the 2006 M Awards

The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16 advance, $20 door. Call 250-748-7246.

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