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Thu, Jul 18


The NEW Listening Booth

Dana Cooper Songwriting Masterclass

Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Dana Cooper will be teaching an open forum songwriting workshop.  Bring your guitar, ideas & stories for this unique opportunity.

Dana Cooper Songwriting Masterclass
Dana Cooper Songwriting Masterclass

Time & Location

Jul 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The NEW Listening Booth, 18388 Coastal Hwy #11, Lewes, DE 19958, USA

About The Event

Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Dana Cooper will be teaching an open forum songwriting workshop.  Bring your guitar, ideas & stories for this unique opportunity.

Dana Cooper's musical journey began at the young age of 2 when his father would prop him on the bar to sing along with the jukebox. Coming from Missouri, Cooper was surrounded by the sounds of classic country and folk music from an early age. He quickly became enamored with the guitar and taught himself to play and to harmonize vocally by listening to records. By his teenage years, Cooper was performing in coffee houses and clubs around Kansas City, honing his skills as a singer, songwriter and guitarist.

In the 1970s, Cooper landed a record deal with Elektra Records and released his acclaimed self-titled debut album in 1972. Backed by renowned LA studio musicians " The Section ," including  Leeland Skla r and  Russ Kunkel,  the album showcased Cooper's lyrical depth and virtuoso guitar playing.

For over a decade, he was half of the highly acclaimed duo - The Shake Russell/Dana Cooper band who garnered a large following in Texas as well as appearing on  Austin City Limits.  Through the 70s and 80s, he built his reputation on the club circuit while also collaborating with artists like  Lyle Lovett, Kim Carnes, Susan Werner, Kim Richey, Hal Ketchum  & more.

Over his 50+ year career, Cooper has amassed a catalog of 30+ albums and continues to tour actively. He is set to release his highly anticipated  32nd studio album , “The Ghost of Tucumcari”, on May 17, 2024. Featuring an All-Star lineup of guest artists, the album marks a major achievement for the veteran musician. Artists lending their voices to this project are  Lyle Lovett, Hayes Carll, Susan Gibson, Mando Saenz, Darden Smith , David Starr  and more. “The Ghost of Tucumcari” takes listeners on a stirring musical journey across genres from Folk and Rock to Country and Americana.

His 2022 release, "I Can Face the Truth," encapsulates his evolution as a consummate storyteller. The album mixes his signature fingerpicking guitar and harmonica with poignant lyrics on love, loss and the current state of the world.

Central to Cooper's unique artistry is his ability to connect with audiences through his authentic stories and warm stage presence. His decades of experience shine through in the ease and humor he brings to both his playing and storytelling. Though he's performed with Folk and Americana greats, Cooper has always followed his own musical vision.

"Few artists can claim to make music for 50 years and still do so with the same eagerness and enthusiasm that marked their initial efforts."   Lee   Zimmerman, American Songwriter

Dana Cooper remains driven by his pure love for songwriting and performing, bringing people together through songs. From coffee houses to major concert halls, his singular mix of virtuosity and vulnerability has earned him a lifetime of devoted fans.

During his years as a Troubadour, Dana has received many Accolades -

- In the Spirit of Folk Award

- Heritage Musician Award

- Best Male Songwriter Award- Indie Acoustic Project

- Best Record- The Tennesseean

- Nashville Music Award Nomination Best Pop Album

- Veteran of the Kerrville Folk Festival

Dana's music does not belong to one genre. His 2022 CD,  "I Can Face The Truth"  Charted on 5 different Radio Charts-  Americana, Indie Folk, Alt Folk, Alt Country & Roots & 3 Best of Year End Charts for 2022.

"I Can Face The Truth" Ranked #22 on "Top Albums for 2022" Chart from Americana Highways Listeners -  Ranking HIGHER  than these amazing artists-

Dolly Parton, Brandi Carlile, Tom Petty, Patty Griffin, Kris Kristofferson  and more.


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    +$0.63 service fee



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