Live in Concert, Dana Cooper, August 17
Poetic songwriter, insightful storyteller, and rousing musician whose performances engage and inspire audiences around the world. (Free event)
Time & Location
Aug 17, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Board & Batten, LLC, 1408 Walnut St, Dallas Center, IA 50063, USA
About the event
Join us Thursday, August 17, 2023, at Board & Batten, LLC (1408 Walnut) 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm as we welcome Dana Cooper to the stage for the first time!
“Dana Cooper’s lifelong passion & devotion to music began at age 2 in Kansas City. His father, George, was a huge influence. One of Dana's earliest memories is of his father taking him to the Calico Cat, popping a coin in the jukebox and listening to Dana sing along with Hank Williams & Ernest Tubb.
At age 20 a move to LA resulted in a record deal with Elektra Records where he recorded his first album with members of “The Section” Russ Kunkel and Leleand Sklar, as well as other luminary players Jim Horn, Al Perkins, Jim Gordon, Joe Osborne, and Lee Holdridge. This album still wins accolades today and was recently reissued on the Warner/Japan label.
After several years in California and a year recording in Seattle, Cooper moved to Texas where he wrote and performed with Shake Russell. They released several independent albums and one album for Southcoast/MCA.
Dana formed his own experimental bands, DC3, and Nuclear Family and released his first solo project Complicated Stuff. In 1988 he moved to Nashville, TN to pursue his songwriting career collaborating with other songwriterssuch as Tom Kimmel, Sally Barris, Don Henry, Pat Alger, Hal Ketchum, Kim Carnes, Josh Leo, Pierce Pettis, Kim Richey, and Allen Shamblin.
His years as a Troubadour are measured by his impressive 28 Albums and Collection of Accolades.
With his upcoming CD I Can Face the Truth Cooper faces hard truths head on with humor and heartfelt expression. Joining forces with Co-Producer and multi-instrumentalist Dave Coleman the two enlisted some of the best songwriters, singers, and musicians from the US and Ireland. Collaborators in the studio include Tom Kimmel, Kim Richey, Jonell Mosser, Maura O’Connell, Brother Paul Brown, David Starr, Rebecca Folsom, and Gillian Tuite. Expect I Can Face the Truth to be Released Early 2022 with an expansive CD Release Tour to follow.”
Learn more at https://www.danacoopermusic.com/
Jimmy's at Board and Batten is open and offers a selection of domestic and imported beverages for purchase.
Bring along friends and family to enjoy music, socializing and shopping all in one place!
Board and Batten, LLC offers a vast mix of eclectic antique and boutique items along with amazing artwork that make great gifts. Be sure to take a few minutes to browse our merchandise while you listen to this amazing local musician.