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There is more than one artist called John Cohen:
1) Ex of Brighton and now based in Berlin, John Cohen has been recording and performing as half of Dead Fader since 2010 and has released music on labels like Tigerbeat6, 3by3 and Robot Elephant. His debut solo album, Deaf Arena, was released on Exotic Pylon Records in september of 2013.

2) John Cohen (born Queens, New York, 1932) was a founding member of the New Lost City Ramblers as well as an musicologist, photographer and filmmaker of note. He has been one of the most important “discoverers” of traditional musicians and singers, finding and recording Dillard Chandler, Roscoe Holcomb, and many banjo players, most notably on the album High Atmosphere. His field recording of a Peruvian wedding song is included on the Voyager Golden Record, attached to the Voyager spacecraft. Cohen married Penny Seeger, the youngest member of the musical Seeger family, which includes brother Mike Seeger, sister Peggy Seeger and half-brother Pete Seeger.

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