Shane Cooley Music
UtopiaFest is coming...
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.
Goddess - written by Shane Cooley
In September, Shane will be performing on the main stage at Utopiafest VIII, a unique and awesome three-day camping festival in the Texas hill country. Recently, Arron Brown recorded a live video with John Aielli at
KUTX 98.9 and during
the converstion about
UtopiaFest, John brought
up Shane's name. John Aielli
is a legend in Austin and
this was an honor! Shane's
song, Texas Sunrise was also
played lived off his CD!
Check out the video, learn
more about UtopiaFest and
hear them talk about Shane.
It's a long video and
UtopiaFest starts at the
10 minute point and Shane's
mention starts at about the 14:10 mark and Texas Sunrise is played at about the 19 minute mark. Click on the Live with John Aielle on KUTX link and click on the video from September 21st.
BETTER IN BELIZE
Shane will be literally on an island in Belize, recording some new music. Stay tuned for photos, videos and updates.
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
"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
Available online at:
Hear some of Shane's newest tunes here.