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The Ghost of Tucumcari 

Album Release May 17, 2024


     Hayes Carll, Susan Gibson, Libby Koch, Lyle Lovett, Shake Russell,

              Mando Saenz, Darden Smith, David Starr, Gillian Tuite

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New Single - The Ghost of Tucumcari - Featuring Lyle Lovett                           Will Be Released  April 26, 2024
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New Single of Great Day in the Morning

from my recent release

Live from Caffé Lena - The Stories & Songs

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Two New DANA COOPER Albums in 2024!

2023 was another amazing year for me. I am grateful for the 107 live concerts, 15 live radio shows, and sold out Inishfree Ireland Tour. Thought I was stepping into 2024 but it seems I am leaping into the new year with two new album projects in the works. 

Heartfelt thanks to all who pitched in on my Indiegogo funding campaign for the next studio recording which I started just before Christmas. The Ghost of Tucumcari  is now finished and beginning the manufacturing process for both CDs and LPs. Release scheduled for May 17, 2024

Dave Coleman and I produced the album together. It was such a joy to work with Dave Coleman on I Can Face the Truth and we've enjoyed this project even more. Again, we enlisted some incredible musicians including David Francis and Paul Slivka on bass, Chris Benelli and Rick Lonow on drums, Josh Leo and Dave Coleman on guitars, John Macy on steel guitar, and Darden Smith on piano. Of course, Dave Coleman always winds up playing multiple instruments on anything we do. I invited many friends as guest vocalists; Lyle Lovett, Mando Saenz, Hayes Carll, Shake Russell, Susan Gibson, Libby Koch, Gillian Tuite, and Darden Smith. I'm beyond excited for you to hear the wonderful music we made together. 










Grateful to Ryan Bingham - Singer/Songwriter, Oscar Winner, & Yellowstone Series Actor - who is endorsing this release.  The Ghost of Tucumcari  will be “Presented by Bingham's Bourbon” offering exciting promotional & advertising opportunities for the upcoming CD Release Shows. Since there are ongoing expenses involved in the production and promotion of the album, I have decided to leave The Indiegogo funding Campaign open for contributions a while longer. To see what this campaign is all about and to contribute to the cause go to 

"Dana Cooper’s new album I Can Face the Truth is radio ready, honest, vulnerable and an incredibly formidable effort. It is Cooper at the top of his songwriting form and creative expression, with arrangements so strong it allows each listener to feel he wrote the song specifically for them."

— M Music & Musicians magazine /

Link to Review and Interview -

Anchor 1

"I Can Face the Truth is an unmitigated triumph, an album that should finally garner Cooper the credit he so decidedly deserves."

Lee Zimmerman - American Songwriter

"...lovely vocals, wonderfully written tales and impeccable instrumentation."
Andrew Dansby
Houston Chronicle 

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Full Length Video of Single "Always Old Friends"