Acclaimed Nashville singer/songwriter Dana Cooper will be bringing his unique sound to South Pasadena first at Jeweled Universe on March 5 at 2pm with actor/musician Tom Wood – known as “Governor Tom” and then at our ever popular Wine & Song on March 8 at 7pm at the South Pasadena Theatre Workshop.
Dana Cooper is a poet, storyteller & songwriter who hails from Nashville. 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.” His Latest CD “I Can Face The Truth” charted on 5 Radio Charts including Americana, Indie Folk, Alt Folk, Alt Country & Roots.
“My latest CD, I Can Face the Truth, was released in February 2022,” Cooper tells us. “It was recorded in Nashville and took about a year to complete. The new single, “Traveler Too”, was recently recorded and is being released in a unique way as a double single with both a band and a solo version.”
The song is a special one for Cooper. “Traveler Too blew into my ear on an incredibly windy day along the coast of the Irish Sea,” he says. “It was so windy I could barely stand up and seagulls were flopping around in the sky. In that forlorn, rocky place stand two haunting monuments to all the souls who never returned from the sea. I thought of all of us human beings traveling through space and time together just trying to find a way to get along.”
Cooper is always happy to come play in South Pasadena explaining that he’s always had a deep affinity for the LA area having lived here in the 1970’s as a recording artist for Elektra Records. “Pasadena is a particularly lovely place and I always enjoy playing there. I’ve played Brad Colerick’s Wine and Song series many times and look forward to sharing the upcoming show with Brad and Mary Scholz. I will also play a special show with actor and songwriter Tom Wood at Jeweled Universe in South Pasadena.”
Cooper has had a vast career starting with his first self-titled release on Elektra Records. His studio band consists of legendary players Leland Sklar & Russ Kunkel. Dana is known for insightful storytelling & songwriting, as well as his impressive guitar and harmonica playing.
During his years as a Troubadour, Dana has received many Accolades including In the Spirit of Folk Award, the Heritage Musician Award, Best Male Songwriter Award- Indie Acoustic Project, Best Record- The Tennesseean, and a Nashville Music Award Nomination Best Pop Album. He has also collaborated with many established artists from Lyle Lovett, Tom Kimmel, Don Henry, Maura O’Connell, Sally Barris, Susan Werner, Kim Richey, Hal Ketchum, Pierce Pettis to Kim Carnes to name a few. With his latest CD release “I Can Face The Truth”, Dana faces hard truths head on with humor and heartfelt expression.
For all show information visit www.danacoopermusic.com/shows