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July 24, 2022
Cooper first graced our humble stage way back in December 2000 and has
returned a few times over the years to rave reviews. He's a fantastic
writer, singer and musician with an extensive and impressive resume. He
never fails to please!
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
Leland 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 songwriters:
His years as a Troubadour is measured by his impressive 28 Albums and Collection of Accolades:
� In the Spirit of Folk Award from Folk Alliance International (2015)
� Heritage Musician Award from The Pilgrim Center for the Arts in Kansas City,
� Veteran Recurring Performer at Kerrville Folk Festival
� Best Male Songwriter Award Indie Acoustic Project, for Made of Mud (2005).
� Best Record Award The Tennesseean, for Harry Truman Built a Road (2002)
� Nashville Music Award Nomination Best Pop Album for Miracle Mile (1997)
Cooper�s songs have been recorded by a variety of artists such as bluegrass singer Claire Lynch, Irish vocalist Maura O�Connell, Nashville songbird Jonell Mosser, as well as songwriters Pierce Pettis and Susan Werner. His incredible catalogue and musical sensibilities have led to endorsements from AirPlay Direct and Elixir Strings.
With his newest 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.
December 2, 2022
This will be Jeff's 8th visit to FolkHouse! It's been 20 years since he
first played here and we are always happy to welcome him back!
"His words and voice hold down center stage with a craft so deeply in the artistic pocket that it obscures anything outside"
Hyperbolium - No Depression
Boston's WUMB listeners voted Jeff Black as one of the top 100 most important Folk artists of the last 25 years.
Black's songs have earned GRAMMY recognition, radio chart-topping stats and numerous BMI awards. Although flying below the radar as a performer himself, he has been recognized by NPR as a musical pioneer in the digital age. His flagship podcast "Black Tuesdays" circa 2005-2007 are classic imprints on the format and his catalogue of critically acclaimed albums continues to grow. Composing music for film and television, his credits include numerous indie-film soundtracks and a repertoire of songs cut by artists as diverse as Alison Krauss & Union Station, Waylon Jennings, BlackHawk, Dierks Bentley, Jon Randall, John Oates, Jerry Douglas and Sam Bush. Black has forged a reputation as a true folk troubadour entertaining audiences globally for over three decades. A master songwriter and performer in the tradition of the great storytellers, his passionate, soul driven live performances of songs from his vast catalog are not to be missed.
"A Walk In The Sun" features Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Jake Bugg), Jerry Roe (Alison Krauss), Kenny Vaughan (Lucinda Williams, Marty Stuart). Produced by Jeff Black, mixed by Dave Sinko (Chris Thile, Punch Brothers).
20th Century Recordings is the remastered collection of Black�s famed original demos, bootleg cassettes of which created formidable buzz within the early �90s Nashville music community. It was this collection of now-iconic tracks like �Carnival Song�, �They�re Gonna Miss Me When I�m Gone� and �Just About Right� � which would become a #1 country hit for Blackhawk � that secured Jeff�s signing to Arista Records for 1998�s Birmingham Road album that launched his career. 20th Century was originally recorded and has been newly mixed by two-time Grammy winner Dave Sinko, known for his work with Trisha Yearwood, Don Williams and Punch Brothers.