About tonight's show
Out of the heartland of America, stomping grounds of Truman and Twain, “powerhouse” troubadour Dana Cooper dedicated himself to a life of music over 40 years ago.
This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories and commanding presence. He is the recipient of the 2014 Heritage Musician award from Pilgrim Center for the Arts in Kansas City, MO. He was also named the 2015 Spirit of Folk award winner by Folk Alliance International.
He has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage and the Kerrville Folk Festival where he was nominated for their Hall of Fame. Cooper’s songs have been recorded by top-notch artists such as bluegrass star Claire Lynch; Irish vocalist Maura O’Connell; and luminary songwriters Pierce Pettis and Susan Werner.
Cooper’s mixture of flat-picking, finger-picking and percussive strumming style is legend among other guitarists. An expressive singer his voice is ageless evoking a rich lifetime of experience.
If you love Texas and you love music, you’ll love Danny Everitt because he is the perfect combination of the two; strong and bold. Everitt’s music is at once as beautiful and lonely as tumbleweed blowing across West Texas.
The Academy of Texas Music recognized Danny as the 2014 Singer/Songwriter of the Year. His last solo album “Acoustic Souvenir” was released that year. Additionally, Danny was a nominee for the Texas Music Awards' Singer/Songwriter of the Year honors in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Early in his career he was a New Folk Winner at the Kerrville Folk Festival. And in 2017 he is about to release a new CD called “Dream Big”.
The title song is a co-write with Shake Russell. Other well-known artists including The Animals, Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps, Scott McGill and Brook Benton have recorded Everitt songs. He is featured in Boys From Houston and Boys From Houston II – Deep In The Heart; picture/biographical books about the ‘70’s Houston music scene.
Danny’s been a troubadour for most of a few decades now and he captures a lifetime of heartache, love and life in his songwriting. Those who know Danny love his music. Those who don’t will.