Shane Cooley Music
Photo by Holly Bronko
Shane will be playing in the 7th Annual Utopiafest on Labor Day weekend, one of Texas' best camping music festivals. More info at http://www.utopiafest.com. See video below.
GO FUND ME - AUGUST TOUR
TOUR DATES CONFIRMED
Finally! On the road again. A slot at Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA on August 13 has been confirmed for Shane Cooley & the Lucky Kings,. A two week tour is confirmed from July 30-August 18 spanning from Texas, the Northeast and the South. Read more in the latest SCM Newsletter.
NEW ARTICLE BY ROB HEDELT
Rob Hedelt of The Free Lance Star has written a series of articles on Shane over the years. The latest is an updated column.
"The musician, first profiled in a column in 2006, is Shane Cooley. I first met Cooley when he was an underclassman at Rappahannock High School in Warsaw.
Even then, it was easy to see that he had talent and drive far beyond his years. The youngster was constantly connecting with musicians young and old, amateur and accomplished."
LAST LOVE PLAYED ON NBC SHOW
"Last Love' was played on 'The Mysteries of Laura'. AWESOME!
Shane Cooley and the Lucky Kings play regularly around Austin, TX. Check the schedule for one of their many appearances.
COOL ARTICLE IN OCRACOKE OBSERVER.
Read the article by Peter Vankevich.
“The 27-year-old Virginia native, hailing from the rural Northern Neck region, is an English major grad from the College of William and Mary. He performs out of Austin, Texas, but his early performing roots took place on Ocracoke.
One of the first times I ever played my music live was on Ocracoke,” he said in an interview. “I was 13 and had just begun writing and recording songs. " Read more...
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
Sometimes the destination is only the beginning of the journey. Shane Cooley's new album, Kings Highway marks the 27 year old singer/songwriter's arrival to musical self-actualization, and promises great things on the horizon.
His first full-length release in over two years, and his seventh official release since he began touring in 2008, Kings Highway is a complete soundscape produced and engineered by Bob Rupe (Sparklehorse/Cracker/The 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.
Photo by Holly Bronko
Shane Cooley's new album,
hits all the right notes
By Mike Holtzclaw, The Daily Press
"..an absolute triumph.'
"Deliver" by Shane Cooley. Shane Cooley & the Lucky Kings performing "Deliver" at Shane's album release party at Spider House Ballroom in Austin, TX on 2/27/15. "Deliver" is on Shane Cooley's new album, 'Kings Highway'.
CD RATES TEXAS WALL!
Kings Highway rates a place on the Texas wall at Waterloo Records. Right up there with Willie Nelson!
It was great news to learn that Shane's song, "Last Love" was played in the Network television show, 'The Mysteries of Laura'! It was Episode 112 which aired in January. Look for reruns and listen for "Last Love"!
Go directly to Shane's Channel on YouTube to watch more music videos.
Request Shane's songs on the following Radio Station FACEBOOK pages:
Big Star 97 (TX)
NRP Out of The Box (VA)
Hunter at Sunrise (VA)
Radio Crystal Blue (PA)
The Penguin (NJ)
Will's Room Live (Ireland)
The Current,(MN) Public Radio
A special thanks to KUTX, WHRV, Big Star 97, WRAR, The Tide, WKWI, WXGM, WRIR, Shout Radio UK and all other radio stations spinning tracks from 'Kings Highway!'