Leonard Cohen channels the recent Bob Dylan. Good stuff. I'd say he's come down from Mount Baldy. For cleaner audio, here's the studio version of "Darkness" from the Old Ideas album, which was just released a few weeks ago.
Chuck live with Steve Wickham of the Waterboys. Barry's, Grange, Co. Sligo September 3, 2005.
From Wikipedia: Chuck Brodsky (born May 20, 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an Americanmusician and singer-songwriter currently living in Asheville, North Carolina. He is particularly known for his often humorous and political lyrics, as well as his songs about baseball, such as "The Ballad of Eddie Klepp" and "Moe Berg: The Song". On his 2004 album Color Came One Day, he took on pollution in "Seven Miles Upwind", the destruction of independent business and regional culture by multinational corporations in "Trees Falling", and the abridgement of civil liberties associated with Bush administration policies in "Dangerous Times".