Dana Cooper

Nashville, TN
Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Americana, Pop, Roots Rock, Alt Country, Storytelling, Other Folk/Traditional
Dana Cooper started his devotion to music at just age 2. Since then this Kansas City native has logged millions of miles as a renowned songwriter & storyteller.  This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories & lyrics. Dana's mixture of flat-picking, finger picking, and percussive strumming is "Legend Among Other Guitarists."  His harmonica playing equally impressive. As one critic noted, "he sings like an angel and plays like the devil."

Danas 1st self-titled Release was on Elektra Records in the 70's. His studio band consisting of "The Session" with legendary players Leland Sklar & Russ Kunkel. Since then he has worked with Lyle Lovett, Kim Carnes, Tom Kimmel, Pat Alger, Hal Ketchum and Kim Richey to name a few. It is no surprise his discography measures at 30 albums and collections.
Dana's music does not belong to one genre. His latest 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.

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

"I Can Face The Truth" Ranked #22 on Top Albums for 2022 Chart from Americana Highways- Ranking HIGHER than these amazing artists-
Dolly Parton, Brandi Carlile, Tom Petty, Patty Griffin, Kris Kristofferson.  WOW!
Dana also charted on 2 Best of Folk Year End Charts.

"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. Dana Cooper experienced the mechanisms of the major labels early on, but as a solo independent artist, he’s maintained a full flourish on his own. His new album, I Can Face the Truth, includes songs such as “Always Old Friends,” “Upside Down Day,”“Laughing and Crying,” “Summer In America,” and the title tune which are flush with an upbeat optimism that makes every offering genuinely striking in both sentiment and execution. So too, Cooper’s cover of the Hank Williams classic “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” further reflects his ability to consistently ply a tasteful touch. Coproduced by Cooper and veteran multi-instrumentalist Dave Coleman, I Can Face the Truth is an unmitigated triumph, an album that should finally garner Cooper the credit he so decidedly deserves."
Lee Zimmerman - American Songwriter Magazine

Enjoy a Living Legend at the Top of his Game!
More Info at www.danacoopermusic.com

Upcoming Shows

June 15
Pat's Place House Concerts
June 19
Artisans Books & Coffee
June 20
Artisans Books & Coffee
June 22
Happy Hen Barn (House Concert)
Yakima, WA
June 23
The Birdhouse
June 25
Rainshadow Recording (Listening Room)
Port Townsend, WA
June 26
McMenamins Anderson School
June 27
McMenamin's Grand Lodge (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Forest Grove, OR
June 29
McMenamin's Edgefield (Small Theater)
Troutdale, OR
July 18
The Listening Booth (Listening Room)
Lewes, DE
July 19
The Listening Booth (Listening Room)
Lewes, DE
July 21
77 West Main
July 24
Argyle Brewing (Brewery)
Cambridge, NY
July 28
The Stomping Ground (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Putnam, CT
July 31
One Broadway Collaborative (Listening Room)
Lawrence, MA
August 3
Burlington County Amphitheater
August 22
Manor Mill (Listening Room)
Monkton, MD
August 24
The Flying Cat Concert Series (House Concert)
Phoenicia, NY
August 28
The Exchange
August 30
Bower Center for the Arts (Listening Room)
Bedford, VA
September 18
Santa Fe Botanical Gardens
September 20
Marys Place
September 21
McDowell House Concert Series (House Concert)
Las Cruces, NM
September 25
McMenamins Old St Francis School (Listening Room)
Bend, OR
September 26
Grants Pass Museum of Art (Listening Room)
Grants Pass, OR
September 28
McMenamin's Al's Den (Listening Room)
Portland, OR
November 1
3rd Street Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Roanoke, VA
November 3
November 7
Lucky Penny House Concert Series (House Concert)
Washington, DC
November 9
Roots & Wings Coffeehouse
November 10
Stage 33 Live (Listening Room)
Town of Rockingham, VT
November 15
Caffe Lena (Listening Room)
Saratoga Springs, NY
November 16
6 On the Square (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oxford, NY
November 17
Rosie's Cafe Concerts (House Concert)
Brick Township, NJ
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