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4/8 - House Concert, Dallas, TX
4/9 - Kiva, San Marcos, TX
4/11 - El Cosmico, Marfa, TX
4-12 - Kings X, El Paso
4/13 - Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Cafe - Tucson, AZ
4/13 - Sky Bar Tucson - Tucson, AZ
4/14 - The Lost Leaf - Phoenix, AZ
4/15 - State Bar - Cottonwood, AZ
4/16 - Hops on Birch - Flagstaff, AZ
4/17 - State Bar - Flagstaff, AZ
4/18 - The Sand Dollar LV - Las Vegas, NV
4/19 - The Range - Slab City, CA
4/21 - City Pub - San Diego, CA
4/22 - The Hotel Cafe - Los Angeles, CA
4/23 - Milk Bar - San Francisco, CA
4/24 - Mt. Shasta Brewing - Weed, CA
4/25 - Oberon's - Ashland, OR
4/26 - LaurelThirst Public House - Portland, OR
4/27 - Terminal Gravity Brewery and Pub - Enterprise, OR
4/28 - The Range Rider - Enterprise, OR
4/30 - Owsley's Golden Road - Boulder, CO
5/1 - Sanchos Broken Arrow - Denver, CO
5/2 - Hoots Pub, Amarillo, TX
5/3 - The Barley HouseDallas, TX
5/4 - Mohawk Austin - Austin, TX
5/5 - Ernie's on the Lake - Austin, TX
3/15/17: SHANE'S REVIEW IN BILLBOARD MAGAZINE
2017 is a milestone year for SXSW in a different sense: After a decade of competitive corporate-sponsored expansion, the Austin festival is finally scaling back a touch this year. And that's hardly a bad thing: SXSW was originally about spotlighting up-and-coming talent, so cutting back on secret concerts from A-listers and showcases sponsored by brand-name products could help SXSW regain some of its cool cache.
7:33 p.m. -- Singer-songwriter Shane Cooley's Americana-influenced songs are right out of the Head and the Heart's playbook, which means -- like that Pacific Northwest band -- he's one hit away from radio stardom. On the back porch of the Rainey Street venue Icenhauers, he proved he may in fact have that song in him, playing through tunes from his most recent release, King's Highway, with a hungry confidence that may prove his hip-shaking ways will soon be making their way to bigger stages. -- JM
SXSW SCHEDULE: SHANE COOLEY AND THE MIDNIGHT GIRLS
3/14 - Icenhauer’s presented by Sound Dessert,7-7:40 pm
3/15 - Daylight Showcase , 4:20-5 pm
3/16 - House Wine, 5:40-6:30 pm
3/17 - Future of Music Showcase/Shiner’s Saloon, 3:15 pm
3/17 - The Dillo Mixer at Threadgill’s, 5:10-5:40 pm
3/18 - Historic Scoot Inn, 12:15-1 pm
3/18 - Botticelli’s , 2-2:40 pm
3/18 - Goorin Bros., 6pm-7 pm
3/18 - Ditch Fest in Buda, 11-12 midnight
3/19 - Retreat from the City Day Party, 4:30-5:15 pm
3/19 - Dozen Street, 7:30-9:30 pm
LONE STAR MUSIC MAGAZINE and KOKE FM “Dillo Mixer” at Threadgill’s
(301 West Riverside Drive)
3/17/17: Shane Cooley & the Midnight Girls
(5:10 – 5:40 p.m.)
Originally from rural Virginia, singer-songwriter Shane Cooley has made quite an impression on the Live Music Capital of the World since moving to Austin a few short years ago. No less an authority on the local scene than John Aielle, host of KUTX’s “Eklektikos,” has been one of his biggest fans ever since he first heard Cooley in a coffee shop, enthusing “I love his voice. It makes you listen.” There’s been no shortage of additional rave reviews since then, especially since the release of Cooley’s seventh album, 2015’s exquisite Kings Highway. The Austin Chronicle deemed him “a substantial songsmith,” which is if anything an understatement, and he’s no slouch of an invigorating live performer, to boot — especially armed with a full band.
January 10, 2017: It makes you listen
It’s one of those defining moments in radio – more specifically, Austin radio, when a broadcasting legend declares love for your voice and follows that with, “It makes you listen.” KUTX’s very own John Aielli said this about Austin-based songwriter Shane Cooley. You’ll hear that unique cadence working its magic on the folk/rock/pop story-weaving of Kings Highway.
Cooley has recently been putting the final touches on a new acoustic album, Quiet Storms, set for release this year. Some of it was recorded on a three mile island just off the coast of Belize, and includes tracks accumulated from more than ten years’ worth of songwriting.
Check out Shane Cooley & The Midnight Girls at their show tonight at Hole In the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe. It’s a big bill that features Acoustic Kids, the debut performance of StarMind Ceremony, Steel Betty, Billy Broome and The Caldwells.
-KUTX 98.9 FM website
Shane has a residency at Dozen Street! Starting June 2016: Shane plays Sundays from 6-8 pm
I am currently putting finishing touches on a new full-length acoustic album, titled Quiet Storms. The album was partially recorded on Tobacco Caye..a 3-mile island off the coast of Belize, Central America, and spans over the past ten years of my songwriting. Quiet Storms will be released via Township Records in 2017. Plans to make a follow-up album are already in the works.
2016 has been an eventful and fruitful year. In May, I formed a new band, the Midnight Girls..and we've been on the go ever since. I've never worked with such a hardworking, passionate group of musicians. This year, we performed at UTOPiAfest.. a 3-day camping festival in the Texas Hill Country, as well as an East Texas min-tour and regular performances at Austin's top venues.
September 30 - Shane performed 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 conversation 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.
August 2016- Shane enjoyed time on an island in Belize. The beautiful setting inspired new songs and he recorded some new music while there. Stay tuned for photos, videos and updates.
3/12 - Budweiser Activation
3/14 - Budweiser Activation
3/15 - Strange Brew
3/17 - Parlor Room
3/17 - ShamRock street party at RIO
3/17 - Brass House
3/18 - Goorin Bros.
3/18 - Township Records Anniversary Party
3/19 - Whole Foods
December 2, 2015
Shane and Kings Highway drummer, Christian drove out to Kerrville, TX to talk about songwriting to students at Schreiner University yesterday ...pictured below with singer/author Susie Nelson (Heart-Worn Memories: A Daughter's Personal Biography of Willie Nelson) and Dr. Kathleen Hudson (Telling Stories, Writing Songs).
Many thanks to the Texas Heritage Music! for having us out!
November 23, 2015
Shane and The Lucky Kings were featured again on KUTX the "Austin Music Minute".
Article in USA Today on Lori Foster's book, "Tough Love." Lori mentions that Shane composed the music for the trailer.
Shane was recently asked to compose the music for the book trailer for bestselling author, Lori Foster's new novel, "Tough Love". Shane sings the song on the trailer. The trailer is filmed by Onion Creek Productions.
"5 Questions with Shane Cooley" by Alli Marshall
Mountain Xpress: When you're a musician, is it weird to turn 27? Does the number seem meaningful at all?
Shane Cooley: Well, by the time I get back from this tour I will be 28, so fingers crossed! My 27th year has definitely been a milestone. Read the full article...
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."
It was great news to learn that Shane's song, "Last Love" was played in the show 'The Mysteries of Laura'! It was Episode 112 which aired in January. Look for reruns!
STERLING HOLLOWAY - Character Actor Great
Did you know Shane is a distant cousin of character actor great - Sterling Holloway. You may know Sterling from his distinctive voice - he was the original Winnie the Pooh and also created many other Disney character voices. He starred in early television shows including The Twilight Zone, Life of Riley and the Adventures of Superman. Sterling has an extensive filmography to include television and movies - he was even in "Live a Little, Love a Little" with Elvis Presley.
COMMERCIAL EXTRA - Texas.gov
Shane is in the Texas.gov commercial. It is currently being shown in Texas to promote renewing your Texas Driver's License via their website. Click on the image to view the commercial on You Tube and you will spot Shane in a couple scenes.