Dana Cooper is a poetic songwriter, an insightful storyteller, and a rousing musician whose performances engage and inspire audiences around the world.
New Digital Releases!
"Traveler Too" Full Band & Solo Acoustic Versions
Available on all digital platforms
Traveler Too blew into my ear along the rocky coast of the Irish Sea in a forlorn place called Kilmore Quay. The wind was so strong that I could barely stand up against it and seagulls were flopping around in the sky. Two haunting monuments stand there dedicated to all the souls who never returned from the sea. I thought of all us vulnerable human beings traveling through space and time together just trying to find a way to get along.
I wanted to record a raw, edgy acoustic version as I perform the song live in concert. I also wanted more of a rocky band performance to reach a wider listening audience. So, I enlisted Dave Coleman as a one man band playing electric guitar, bass and drums.
Americana Highways says "In the full band version, the song instantly connects with the audience — we’re all travelers, we’re all trying to connect."
For the Songwriter in Your Life- I am offering Gift Certificates for Private Songwriting/Guitar Lessons.
I have a Certificate that will be filled in and emailed to you upon purchase. You can print it and use as a Stocking Stuffer or a Gift.
1 hour- $100- 30 minute $50
2 hours- $90 each hour
3 hours- $80 each hour
4 hours or more $75 each hour.
Email me with your request. firstname.lastname@example.org
Payments can be made via Paypal- Paypal.me/Danacoopermusic or Venmo- Dana-Cooper-22
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I love being a songwriter. Not the easiest path to maneuver but the creative life has been immeasurably rewarding in ways I could not have imagined as a geeky 12 year old starting out with a $40 Kay guitar from Western Auto, a Big Chief tablet, a number 2 pencil, and an adolescent song in my heart.
Years of songwriting, performing and life experience has equipped me with a wealth of solid practical information about what it takes to be a working songwriter. I’ve recorded 22 albums, worked with 2 major record labels, several independent labels and discovered how to thrive as an independent artist. I now offer songwriting, performance and recording consultation and mentoring sessions to anyone interested.
If you need help in finding your own voice, steering your way through the recording process, improving work habits, polishing your live performance, organizing tours, setting and accomplishing goals, or honing your songwriting skills I am available to schedule a consultation session with you via Skype, Zoom, email or in person. Sessions can be tailored for individuals, groups or schools.
I offer group workshops in co-writing, developing stronger melodies, experimenting with rhythm, guitar tunings, improving lyrics, breaking through “writer’s block” and more. All ages and levels of experience are welcome, from adolescents to septuagenarians and beyond. Groups may be small or large and workshops can be conducted in schools, offices or in your home.
All song writers endeavor to find fresh ideas, new approaches to melody and rhythm, and inspiring lyrics. We all bump into that wall called writer’s block from time to time. Believe me, I’ve faced that wall so many times that it barely phases me anymore. I can help you work your way through it, find the stories within you and discover how to write your best songs yet. Song consultations and critiques can be scheduled on Skype, Zoom, over the phone or in person when I come to your neck of the woods.