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Dana Cooper (Pronounced Dayna, lest here be any confusion for Irish audiences!).
His prolific endeavors have resulted in 20 albums. The critically acclaimed
Miracle Mile on Compass Records was nominated for a Nashville Music Award as “Best Pop Album” and was chosen by Performing Songwriter magazine as one of the top DIY recordings for the year.
Harry Truman Built a Road was named one of the best records of 2002 by The Tennessean and was also chosen as one of the top twelve DIY recordings for that year. Made of Mud released on King Easy Records in 2005 won Cooper the “Best Male Songwriter Award” by
Indie Acoustic Project. Working with co-producer/guitarist Thomm Jutz, Cooper recently released The Conjurer which features some of the bluesiest, rawest music of his career. Grammy-award-winning singer/songwriter Kim Carnes, who also co-wrote the opening song,
“Enough”, joins Cooper on vocals.
“This veteran song poet is a self-contained road warrior--a man of many tunes and tunings, and a right hand few guitarists will ever know.
His music is vital, and live you see him channel all his energy into the song. The songs are smart, but they come from his heart.” —Frank Goodman, puremusic.com