Shane Cooley Music
Photo by Holly Bronko
Shane Cooley regularly play various Austin, TX venues throughout the year. He also loves the adventure of a road trip, whether traveling up the East Coast or out West.
In September, Shane will be performing on the main stage at Utopiafest VIII, a three-day camping festival in the Texas hill country. Shane also has been planning multiple projects for the coming year.
Shane has a residency at Dozen Street! Starting June 2016, Shane plays Sundays from 6-8 pm.
Not wanting to get pidgeon-holed into a genre, Shane's music is best described as folk rock with a lot of heart.
His current album, the 2015 "Kings Highway", is a complete soundscape produced and engineered by Bob Rupe (Sparklehorse/Cracker/The Silos) Silos) at his studio in Richmond, VA. Cooley and Rupe played most of the instruments themselves, with help from Johnny Hott (drums), Bob Wlos (pedal steel), Hayley Rupe (background vocals), and Trevor Nealon (keys). Finishing touches were added by Austin's PJ Herrington (Asleep at the Wheel), who also produced the second to last song on the album.
Shane Cooley's new album, 'Kings Highway,' hits all the right notes.
By Mike Holtzclaw, The Daily Press
"..an absolute triumph.'
ABOUT SHANE COOLEY
Sometimes the destination is only the beginning of the journey. Shane Cooley's new album, Kings Highway marks the 28 year old singer/songwriter's arrival to musical self-actualization, and promises great things on the horizon.
The story goes like this – KUTX Eklektikos host John Aielli himself admitted he fell in love with the music of Shane Cooley one summer when he heard his music at a local coffee shop. Aielli was captivated. “I’ve worked in radio since 1963, and over the years I’ve learned to recognize talent,” he said recently. “There was something in his sound that made me want to listen…” There’s proof positive to this testimonial with Cooley’s release of Kings Highway, an album rich in roots, Americana, a bit of rock and eclectic touches of pop."
~Laurie Gallardo, KUTX Austin Music Minute
KINGS HIGHWAY ALBUM
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