Shane Cooley Music
Shane with his band, The Midnight Girls.
"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
Don't Care - written by Shane Cooley
Shane Cooley to Perform Free Show at Rappahannock Grill
December 21, 2016
(Jim Caliguiri, Austin Chronicle). He is currently putting finishing touches on an upcoming Township Records release. The album, titled Quiet Storms, was partially recorded on an island in Belize, Central America. He also plans to record another new album in 2017.
Shane began writing songs when he was ten years old, while he was growing up in the Northern Neck, and played his first show at age thirteen. After graduating with an English degree from the The College of William and Mary in 2010, he went on the road, booking his own tours throughout the U.S. and a European tour in 2012. Over the years, Shane's prolific songwriting has become an expansive catalog, and he has been known played four-hour shows of his own original music. His songs have also been placed on television shows including NBC's "The Mysteries of Laura," and IBC's "The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman." He also composed the music for the Amazon/Onion Creek Productions' book preview for "Tough Love," by New York Times Bestseller Lori Foster.
Shane Cooley's performance on December 21 begins at 6pm at Rappahannock Grill, which is located on 37 N Main St. in Kilmarnock. Seating is limited.
*photo from Utopiafest by Holp Photography
Ongoing - Shane has a residency at Dozen Street! Starting June 2016, Shane plays Sundays from 6-8 pm.
Touring singer/songwriter Shane Cooley will be performing a free holiday homecoming show at Rappahannock Grill in Kilmarnock, VA on Wednesday, December 21 at 6pm. When he's not on the road or home in Virginia, Cooley performs frequently in Austin, TX, where he has been making a name for himself both solo and with his band. He recently performed on the main stage at Utopiafest, a three-day camping festival in the Texas Hill Country.
Shane's latest album, Kings Highway was recorded in Richmond, VA with producer Bob Rupe (Sparklehorse, Cracker), gaining him critical acclaim as a "substantial songsmith"
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.'