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Perla Batalla: Angelenos, Discotecas, And Leonard Cohen

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Perla Batalla

Though she is known as one of Leonard Cohen's go-to backup vocalists, Grammy-nominated singer, composer and arranger Perla Batalla is an artist with a capital "A." Multiple solo albums and collaborations with artists including Jackson Browne and Rufus Wainwright head the long list of her musical accomplishments.

(Broadcast: "Musicians' Spotlight," 1/15/15 and 4/23/15. Listen weekly on on the radio Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., or via podcast.)


John Floridis, the host and producer of Musician's Spotlight, has been with Montana Public Radio since 1997. He has interviewed over 200 musicians during that time. He is also an independent recording and performing artist in his own right and a former registered music therapist.
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