Jenny Berkel releases Leonard Cohen cover

As an ode to a music legend on what would have been Leonard Cohen’s 83rd birthday on September 21st, singer-songwriter Jenny Berkel paired up with Ryan Boldt of the Deep Dark Woods to bring us the stunning cover of “True Love Leaves No Traces”. When asked why they chose to over Leonard Cohen, Berkel says,

“…I didn’t grow up listening to folk music and can still clearly remember the first time I heard a Leonard Cohen song. It was “Famous Blue Raincoat” – I had just started my first year of university and was feeling very alone. One winter evening, a new friend sent me the song. I put it on, lay down on the floor, and closed my eyes. I can still remember the feeling it gave me. Cohen’s metaphors and imagery are evocative, sharp, and so different from what I had grown up listening to…”

Since releasing her debut album Here on a Wire, Berkel has been captured the attention of listeners with her haunting songs and voice. Her writing combines a mix of gentle waves and hard-hitting moments and allows her lush and low voice to help enhance her poetic lyrics and melodies. Berkel is on the road this fall as a touring member of The Wilderness of Manitoba, along with opening a handful of shows as a solo act including this past Wednesday, September 20 in Toronto at The Garrison. See below for full tour dates.

The Wilderness of Manitoba Tour Dates:
Sept 19 – St. Catharines (ON), the Warehouse
Sept 20 – Toronto (ON), the Garrison
Sept 21 – Hamilton (ON), Mills Hardware
Sept 22 – Guelph (ON), University of Guelph * day show
Sept 22 – Elora (ON), Elora Brewing Company
Sept 23 – Sarnia (ON), Paddy Flaherty
Sept 27 – Saskatoon (SK), Vangelis
Sept 28 – Edmonton (AB), the Mercury Room
Sept 29 – Red Deer (AB), Bo’s Bar & Grill
Sept 30 – Calgary (AB), Night Owl #
Oct 5 – Kelowna (BC), the Habitat
Oct 7 – Chilliwack (BC), Tractorgrease
Oct 8 – Mission (BC), House Show
Oct 11 – Winnipeg (MB), Park Theatre
Oct 13 – Sault Ste Marie (ON), Loplops
Oct 20 – London (ON), London Music Hall # * duo show<
Oct 21 – Harrow (ON), the Legion
Oct 26 – Oshawa (ON), Moustache Club #
Oct 27 – Kingston (ON), the Mansion
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Hello! My name is Taryn and I am a writer hailing from Mississauga, Ontario, although I’m originally from Georgetown, Ontario! I’m a graduate of Journalism/Media studies from the University of Guelph-Humber (circa 2009); however, I currently work in the finance business as a Data Integrity Administrator. While I’ve set aside a career in journalism at the moment, I haven’t put my love of music or my love of writing on the backburner. I have consistently loved to write since I’ve been a kid and I always love to share my thoughts and new music finds with everyone around me. Music has always been an escape for me and I am always open to new and exciting opportunities!

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