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The new album, The Ghost of Tucumcari, is now available! It has been a joy to record with so many talented friends and I am excited for you to hear what we've created. 

Thanks to the many Indiegogo contributors who stepped up and made this possible. An amazing list of singers, songwriters, and musicians joined me to make this project an exceptionally inspiring experience. We gathered in studios from Nashville, to Texas, to Ireland. I would be remiss not to list everyone here.

So -

My co-producer and multi instrumentalist -Dave Coleman

Drummers: Chris Benelli and Rick Lonow

Bassists: David Francis and Paul Slivka

Guitarist: Josh Leo

Steel Guitarist and Engineer: John Macy

Pianist: Darden Smith 

Singers: Hayes Carll, Susan Gibson, Libby Koch, Lyle Lovett, Shake Russell, Mando Saenz, Darden Smith, David Starr 

Co-Writers: Doug Biggers, Shannon Hughes, Shake Russell, Tom Prasada-Rao, Gillian Tuite

And of course, Woody Guthrie

Just returned from Texas for the first leg of The Ghost of Tucumcari National Release Tour. Throughout 2024 I will travel all over the US continuing the celebration. Watch for me in a town near you!

And take a look at the DIY lyric video of the single, The Ghost of Tucumcari, filmed by yours truly and edited by Dave Coleman.

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Shout out to Bingham's Bourbon for choosing me as their first artist for Bingham's Bourbon Presents!

             Scotland Folk Tours
Beyond the Tartan with Dana Cooper
            Jun 29 - Jul 9, 2025

This musical tour has it all when it comes to exploring Scotland! You begin the 11 day tour in the capital city- Edinburgh. For the first four days you are shown around by a true local, one of our fantastic tour guides. You’ll experience historic must-see tourist sites, such as Edinburgh Castle, Old Town and Grassmarket to name a few, but you’ll also get to see how modern Scottish people enjoy themselves with cultural events, music and meals peppered around the city.

 

On Day 5 we head north into the highlands, where your mental image of our beautiful country will be challenged and expanded with every kilometre travelled. We’ll see castles, mountains, glens, monuments, sheep (lots of sheep), rivers, lochs and the sea- all on our first day out of Edinburgh!

 

Over the course of the days to follow your cameras and phones will be filled with beautiful 

photographs of the Highland and Island landscape, local flora and fauna, and with luck some of that magic you experience as well. We’ll take you to historic sites and sites of folktales, but don’t worry about having your schedule too full as you will also be given a bit of time to explore on your own on the Free Day in Edinburgh on Day 4.

 

You’ll hear Scottish music, taste traditional food and, of course, hear traditional stories from our talented and friendly tour guides. Come along and explore our country with like-minded people on a tour that is sure to expand your horizons to an unforgettable musical score.

What’s included

  • 11 Days of fun!

    Please note the first day, your Arrival Day, only has an unofficial dinner and is an opportunity for you to settle in before events start the following day. Accommodation is still included this night.

  • 10 nights Accommodation

    Accommodation begins on Arrival Day and concludes when you check-out the morning of Departure Day.

  • Breakfast 

    Breakfast will be included at the accommodation every day!

  • 3 GroupDinners

    Three group dinners will be included in the tour cost

  • All sites & activities

    Any site, event or activity listed in the itinerary is included in the tour cost. No additional entrance fees will be required. 

  • Near nightly Live Music!

    Many of the nights we share together will include private concerts with either local musicians or your tour leader (they have 1-2 shows).

  • Ferries

    All fees for any ferries that might be required.

  • Group Airport Transport

    We will provide 2 group airport shuttles on Departure Day. One will be early morning, and one late morning, depending on when passenger's flight times are.

  • Orientation Meeting

    Zoom meeting with tour leader, company directors, and other passengers to ask questions and meet people before the tour!

What’s not included

  • Flights

  • Lunches

  • All non-group dinners

Available Packages

Double Room (double occupancy only)

Available until May 1, 2025|

*Must be booked in increments of 2, as this if for traveling pairs sharing a double room. Not to be booked by solo travelers.

This package comes with a double room (one bed) at the accommodations throughout the tour for sharing with your traveling partner. This is usually a double or queen sized bed.

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$3,400

Deposit: $500

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Twin Room (double occupancy only)

Available until May 1, 2025|

*Must be booked in increments of 2, as this if for traveling pairs sharing a twin room. Not to be booked by solo travelers.

This package comes with a twin room (two beds) at the accommodations throughout the tour for sharing with your traveling partner. These are usually single or twin sized beds.

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$3,400

Deposit: $500

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Single Room (single occupancy only)

Available until May 1, 2025|only 2 left

*For one person traveling alone or wanting their own room

You will receive your own room, with a single (sometimes twin) bed at all the accommodations throughout the tour.

$3,900

Deposit: $500

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Available options

Arrival Day Airport Transfer

$60

Once you arrive into Edinburgh we will have a car pick you up and take you directly to the hotel city centre. 

T-Shirt

$25

We will send you options to choose from, and have the item ready on your Arrival Day!

Additional Night at Hotel Before Tour

$250

If you would like to add additional nights onto your stay, we are happy to book this for you! *Please note this is dependent on availability

Departure Day Airport Transfer

$125

This option is for you if you are unable to make one of the group transfers on Departure Day, but would still like a ride pre-arranged.  

Hoodie or Sweatshirt

$40

We will send you options to choose from, and have the item ready on your Arrival Day!

Additional Night at Hotel After Tour

$250

If you would like to add additional nights onto your stay, we are happy to book this for you! *Please note this is dependent on availability

$3,400

$3,400

Deposit: $500

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I am excited to share new works with you, songs, stories, poems, videos, all kinds of cool stuff from the archives. 

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