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Winter's Walk EP

SHANE COOLEY Releases WINTER’S WALK Holiday EP

Bundle up, because singer/ songwriter Shane Cooley’s new EP, Winter’s Walk, will take you on a
journey through a snowy night in Holiday Nostalgia Land. “I’ve been studying what makes a holiday song tick since I was very young,” said Cooley, “I used to write and record Christmas songs on my 8-track when I was in high school, and give them out as Christmas cards. This
project brings back some good memories.”

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December 2021

My Uncle's Book

A huge shoutout to my uncle, Dr. James Foster, for publishing his new book, Icy Winters on the Chesapeake Bay - A History! Order your copy for the holidays at the Amazon link below. I contributed an illustration of cats crossing the Bay ice, after escaping from a stranded boat :). Uncle Jimmy (or Gnome, as a I called him as a kid), worked for #nasa for many years as a hydrologist. He has spent the past few years researching the many historical accounts on ice on the Chesapeake. Check it out! #chesapeakebay #Virginia #maryland #newreads #newbook

Icy Winters on the Chesapeake Bay - A History!

Buy on Amazon

November 2021

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On The Radio

Many thanks to the following and and all the other radio stations playing tracks from the new album, 50 Songs!

KUTX (TX) 

The Unsigned Artists Show (UK)

WYSO (OH)

WHRV (VA)

WRAR (VA)

Unsigned Artists

Many thanks to the Unsigned Artists Show UK Radio for playing tracks from the my newest album - 50 Songs 

50 Songs Review

New review of 50 Songs by Connor Charlton on his blog, The Absolution Train. 

'There is so much on this album, and it is a journey that I would recommend for a long car ride or any sustained length of time when you can hand the reins of your attention over to Shane, because it is a joy and adventure to be taken on a tour through a world with this level of sincerity and care.'

May 2020

Shane Cooley & the Morning Chicks

No, Shane doesn't have a new band but these girls and one noisy fellow do fill in during a FUN music session at the Chicken Coop!

Click on the image to see the fun!

50 Songs Album

'50 SONGS' by Shane Cooley

Release date  4/1/2020

Available for digital download on 

BANDCAMP

50 SONGS , a collection of original solo tunes I recorded at Jonas Wilson's Mr. Pink Studio in Bastrop, Texas.X.

April 2020

UtopiaFest 2019

Reveille Peak Ranch, Burnet, TX

 

"This guy played like a trooper under the stars by the pond until the sun came up. The hero of the night, Shane Cooley." - Sesret Steve of Team Goodtimes. 

From Shane's 4 am solo set at Utopiafest.

November 2019

DA BIG DADDY G SHOW

Da Big Daddy G Show is an Austin-Based Late Night Show.


Da Big Daddy G interviews Shane Cooley and the Midnight Girls.

November 2019

Songwriters Across TX

Songwriters Across Texas TV is featured an episode about the music, the band, and the story on December 4, 2021. The episode aired on The CW Austin. A special thanks to Ben Foster and everyone at SAT. Band members are Abraham Van Vleck, Ian Heiller Henkel, and Wayne Dalchau.

#songwritersacrosstexas 

Watch the full episode on YouTube! 

 

December 6, 2021

Blast from the Past

Check out this oldie but goodie awesome interview by Connor Charlton!

 

New review of 50 Songs by Connor Charlton on his blog, The Absolution Train. 

'There is so much on this album, and it is a journey that I would recommend for a long car ride or any sustained length of time when you can hand the reins of your attention over to Shane, because it is a joy and adventure to be taken on a tour through a world with this level of sincerity and care.'

Blast from the Past - May 2020

Porch Lion - Poetry

Porch Lion, is available for purchase online at Blurb.

Poetry & drawings by Shane Cooley

Released 2018

Sneak Peak:

This kind of meditation is potentially dangerous. It keeps me migrating, from porch to porch, waiting for the day leaf to turn. Toxic is the feeling that runs through my ventricles; the kind that makes tentacles of my cramped hands. Decisions, decisions.

UtopiaFest 2021

Reveille Peak Ranch, Burnet, TX

October 14-16, 2021


It was exciting to be back at UTOPiAfest in Reveille Peak Ranch this year. Seeing my many friends there was the best medicine after the long hiatus from performing on a stage.

October 2021

New Jersey Stage

New Jersey Stage on 50 Songs.

The pandemic pandemonium of 2020 has created an online yearning for musical healing, and Virginia-based singer/songwriter Shane Cooley has no shortage of it.

March 2020

 

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Austin Music Minute

New! KUTX Austin Music Minute on 50 Songs for Quarantine. 

April 2020

 

Songwriters Across TX

SONGWRITERS ACROSS TEXAS TV SHOW FEATURE!

Shane and his band, The Midnight Girls, were featured in the first episode of Songwriters Across Texas Television Show on The CW Austin on July 6th. The episode was aired again on August 3rd with additional footage.

From  Shane - "These guys do a fantastic job, and we're thrilled to be a part of this!"

August 2019

Feed More - Virginia

Want to join me in supporting a good cause? With heartstrings in both Virginia and Texas, I'm supporting the following fundraiser.

Feed More - Central Virginia
I'm raising money for Feed More and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate a lot or a little. Anything helps. Thank you for your support. 

May 2020

Studio 512

Shane was on interviewed July 31st on Austin TV show, Studio 512. He talked about his recent feature on Songwriters Across Texas and additional footage was shown. Check it on on Studio 512. 

July 2019

Facebook Live Events

Every Wednesday at 8pm EST I will be performing live on my Facebook page...serenading you with a mixed bag of originals including new songs I've written in 2021! You may even see an old movie playing in the background. Come join the fun!

Facebook Live Stream from a Social Distancing

Video Catch-up!

Missed one? Catch up on Shane's Live Events. You can view the video's anytime - even without a Facebook account.

Since April 1st, Shane has been performing live on Facebook - every Wednesday & Friday.

Austin Folk Festival

Shane has performed several times in the live online events presented by Austin Folk Festival on Instagram. He enjoys playing the music of the iconic heroes that have influenced him.

 'A Tribute to Neil Young'

'A Tribute to the Grateful Dead' 

'A Tribute to Tom Petty'

Message from Shane

Currently in Ohio, Shane gives some thoughts on staying home during the COVID-19 shutdown.

You can view without a Facebook account.

March 2020

Central TX Food Bank

Want to join me in supporting a good cause? With heartstrings in both Virginia and Texas, I'm supporting the following fundraiser.

Central Texas Food Bank
I'm raising money for Central Texas Food Bank and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate a lot or a little. Anything helps. Thank you for your support.

 

May 2020

Facebook Video Events

April 1-May 1, 2020

Tune in to Facebook for LIVE streaming performances every Wednesday & Friday!

10 songs a week.

5 songs each live-stream.

Videos will remain on Facebook.

April 2020

 

Halloween Show!

If you missed the scary Halloween show on October 28th, you can catch it on Facebook. 

Dressed in vampire attire wit props and a few surprises, Shane performed some of his songs and many Halloween favorites.

Don't miss out on the fun - opening scene, Shane is upside down!

KUTX 98.9 FM

KUTX 98.9 FM with host John Aielli

When legendary KUTX host John Aielli praises someone’s music, everyone knows they need to tune in to see what the king of Eklektikos is talking about. Aielli has previously been hooked on Virginia native Shane Cooley, where he mentions, “I’ve worked in radio since 1963, and over the years I have learned how to recognize talent. There was something in his sound that made me want to listen.” 

November 2019

Billboard Article

On the 2017 SXSW Performance

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.

-- Jeff Miller

March 2017

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