Songwriters in the Round
Songwriters in the Round
featuring Rebecca Folsom, Dana Cooper, Templeton Thompson, and Sam Gay
Friday, October 4, 7pm
Advance tickets: TLCA Members $18, Non-Members $20
Day of show tickets: TLCA Members $20, Non-Members $22
Dana Cooper has logged millions of miles as a renowned songwriter and story teller. This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories and commanding presence. He has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage and the Kerrville Music Festival where he was nominated for their Hall of Fame. Cooper’s songs have been recorded by top-notch artists such as bluegrass star Claire Lynch and Irish vocalist Maura O’Connell. Cooper’s mixture of flat-picking, finger-picking and percussive strumming style is legend among other guitarists. In 2015, Dana was awarded the Spirit of Folk Award by Folk Alliance International and he is the recipient of the 2014 Heritage Series Musician Award for his contributions to the Kansas City’s musical heritage. Dana released his 26th CD, Incendiary Kid on Travania www.danacoopermusic.com
Rebecca Folsom’s world-class voice traverses a near-four-octave range, has been described as “knock-you-to-your-knees”, “shining,” and “her songs hit like little earthquakes!” Rebecca brings both a pure vocal quality reminiscent of old Appalachia and a blues prowess. She leads audiences on a dynamic journey of the heart. Songs off her newest CDs, “Extraordinary Days” and “Little Medicines,” went to #1 on the Folk DJ Chart, #5 on Roots Music Report, and #5 on the National Americana Chart. Folsom offers a delicious blend of front porch instrumentals, achingly beautiful vocals, and soaring harmonies.
A true renaissance woman, Rebecca is a singer-songwriter, recording artist and national touring musician, a published author of poetry, oil painter, and teacher of Creative Mastery.
Templeton Thompson has written songs that have been recorded on multi-million selling CDs by country superstars Reba McEntire, Jo Dee Messina, Little Texas, Sherrie’ Austin and more. She’s been a staff songwriter for some of Nashville’s top publishing companies and has sung countless demos for publishers & songwriters on Nashville’s Music Row. Her music video for her song When I Get That Pony Rode WORLD PREMIERED on CMT.com & went to #1!!! Her song Settle Down Cinderella is featured in the 20th Century Fox movie, Dr Doolittle III. Her husband and musical partner Sam Gay has had songs recorded by platinum selling artists Montgomery Gentry, Bryan White, Little Texas, Ricky Van Shelton, Johnny Rodriguez and several others. Sam also co-wrote “Take the Wheel,” a top 10 single in Canada, with artist Derek Ruttan. Sam’s instrumental pieces have been featured in the award-winning DVD series, “7 Clinics with Buck Brannaman”, on TV, and in award-winning feature films.