Thu, Apr 14|
DKC House Concerts
DKC House Concerts Presents Dana Cooper
Join us for a night with Dana Cooper. He is a poetic songwriter, an insightful storyteller, and a rousing musician whose performances engage and inspire audiences around the world. This is a small show limited to 26 attendees. RSVP now!
Time & Location
Apr 14, 2022, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
DKC House Concerts, 3306 Onion Creek, Sugar Land, TX 77479, USA
About the Event
Don and Katie Clayton (DKC House Concerts) are hosting renowned acoustic musician Dana Cooper on Thursday, April 14th from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM at our home in Sugar Land. We will be set-up outside if the weather cooperates, otherwise, we will have it indoors.
House Concerts are a listening room event with breaks to mix, mingle, and get up close and personal with the artist. Basically, great musicians play for a house guest fee of $30, plus a tip jar/hat will be passed around during intermission. All proceeds will go to the artist. BYOB, RSVP.
Dana Cooper 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. You can check out Dana’s website here: https://www.danacoopermusic.com
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 later 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, MO (2014)
• Veteran Recurring Performer at Kerrville Folk Festival
• Best Male Songwriter Award Indie Acoustic Project, for Made of Mud (2005).
• Best Record Award The Tennessean, 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.
Dana Cooper recently charted in the Americana music area with his new CD I Can Face the Truth, where Cooper faces hard truths head on with humor and heartfelt expression. Many of Dana’s Albums & fun merch will be sold at the concert.
House concerts have become a primary source of sustainability for many musicians in today's changing digital music environment, and they love the intimate performance setting found only in living rooms. The donation amount is established by the artist, and 100% of all donations go directly to them.
Fulshear House Concerts has organized over 85 house concerts, mainly in Fulshear, Texas and more recently in the Champions area. Here is a link that explains how house concerts work and what to expect: https://www.fulshearhouseconcerts.org/about-us
1 hour 15 minutes