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My Newest Article

Writing has always been an integral part of my life, from songs, to poetry and prose.  That’s why it is extra meaningful to me to have contributed a second article featured in Songwriting Magazine based out of the U.K. - and I even made the cover! This piece focuses on songwriters starting a band. In order to read the full article, you need to subscribe, but I highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in the craft of the song! 
Subscribe here.

View the full article pdf here.

View the cover.

#songwritingmagazine #uk #singersongwriter #diymusician #musicjournalism


5 Tips for Songwriters Starting a Band by Shane Cooley

‘Don’t ever start a band,’ was the first piece of advice given to me by 20 an early songwriting mentor. He was an older musician who had been in several outfits throughout his career; most of them based around his original songs. As a starry-eyed young songwriter dreaming of starting my own ensemble, those words took me aback. My musical obsessions at the time were Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, singer-songwriters who surrounded their songs with musicians who believed in them. I found out later from learning more about their stories (as well as living my own) that creating a sustainable team of any kind comes with a vast amount of complications and responsibilities.


April 5, 2024

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2 New Holiday Singles

Happy Holidays!  On Friday, December 8 I am releasing "Elf Rights/Snow Globe" - a holiday-themed double single! It's been a tradition of mine to make audible holiday cards since I was a teen. It always puts me in the holiday spirit, and I hope they'll do the same for you! The tracks were recorded with love at Cooleyland Recording here in Virginia and mastered at Kevorkian Mastering in Brooklyn, NYC. "Elf Rights" is a comedic anthem for Santa's helpers that I began crafting when I was 16 (20 years ago..wooooah). "Snow Globe" is a brand new tune written from a place of gratefulness, wishing for peace on Earth. I love the challenge of making holiday music..finding the different sounds, textures and flavors that go into the musical cookie batter :) My local radio station, WRAR 105.5FM in Tappahannock will be debuting one of the songs on air Friday morning (12/8) at 7:30am!

Stream WRAR 105.5FM

"Elf Rights/Snow Globe" will be available Friday, December 8 on all digital music platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Bandcamp and more!

December 8, 2023 

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Jimmy Buffet Tribute

Shane was interviewed by Quality Americana Magazine about how Jimmy Buffett influenced his music.


"Virginia songwriter Shane Cooley talked about Buffett’s influence in his music on his weekly live stream, and shared a beautiful cover of “A Pirate Looks at Forty” with vocalist for the Midnight Girls Lori Ellen.

“Jimmy was a huge influence upon me as a songwriter, as a storyteller, and just has been a presence in my life since a very young age,” Cooley said. “I wouldn’t be writing songs if not for him.” 

Read full article on the Quality Americana Magazine article!

Read more from Shane on his tribute to Jimmy Buffett here.

September 2, 2023 

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Halloween Festival Press

Thank you Rappahannock Record / Amanda Dunbar Rogers for the local press for the event, 4th Annual "One More Halloween Night" at Easy Wind Farm.  Amanda does an incredible job showing support for Virginia artists. This was a beautiful (and of course, scary) weekend of music!  


November 8, 2023 

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Fall Singles!

New Music Alert!

On Friday, October 13 I will be dropping two singles! The release is a dedication to the solar eclipse #annularsolareclipse happening the following day. Both songs are favorites from over the years, recorded with a little #cooleylandrecording love and mastered by the masterful Kevorkian Mastering. Stay tuned for title reveals and more soon! Double singles have more fun!


October 2023 

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New Video! 

Tornado Alley video is out now on YouTube, with incredible animation by Studio Cirasa. It has been an absolute pleasure being included in this project by Ushuaia & The Wanderlust Orchestra, featuring Sebastiano Lillo!

This journey began for me during the pandemic, when Ushuaia reached out to me with heartfelt compositions and backstories of a Wild West adventure, which I remotely distilled into lyrics/vocals. Now, freshly back from a Wild West adventure of my own, it is lovely to witness inspiration move into fruition. If you haven’t heard Ushuaia & the Wanderlust Orchestra’s 19-song album, “End of the World,” featuring two of my co-writes, I highly recommend it! It is a richly diverse musical odyssey, that I am honored to be a part of. 

#musicvideo #video #tornadoalley #tornado #wildwest #italy #buffalo #centipede #tarantula #debut #OutNow #spaghettiwestern #worldmusic #singersongwriter #ushuaia #shanecooley

August 2023


Single - The Goddess

My new single, “The Goddess” released today on all digital platforms! This song has been heavily requested at gigs - thanks!

Photo by Bordeau Photo

May 5, 2023

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Sandler Center Vibes!

WOW! Out of the Box Show - Paul Shugrue. The Out of the Box Emerging Artists show at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach was out of this world! A huge thanks to Paul Shugrue / Out of the Box for having me, the Sandler Center sound and staff for being 100% on the ball, and to everyone who attended and brought such good energy to the night. 


January 20, 2023 


Svengoolie Audition

I am beyond thrilled that my audition tape for "Spawn of Svengoolie" was aired on Svengoolie via MeTV national television last week!  My parents and I are huge fans, so I'm nerding out a bit :)  The audition tape features a "Sven-dition" of my song "Dracula," and was followed by the audition tape of original Lost in Space "Will Robinson" actor Bill Mumy!!  Pretty darn neat..thanks Sven!

January 2023


Twitch Podcast

My degree decrees that I write English well, but let’s see if I can speak English good. We Speak English Good podcast via #twitchtv - Monday at 4pm EST!  We’ll be chatting about songwriting, recording, life, and (knowing me) probably UFOs. 

Watch the podcast video here.


December 12, 2022 

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Halloween Special

Tune in to the Pet Door Show on Shady Pines Radio (Portland, OR) to hear “Dracula” on their Halloween special: 5-7pm EST (4-6pm Central)! 


October 28, 2022 

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Interview with Hunter at Sunrise

Listen to my May 23rd recorded interview with radio host, Hunter Hughes on WHRO in Norfolk, Virginia. The show was live and I played songs from my Forest album. 

Listen here on Hunter at Sunrise.

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Stella Ray
In the Press

Shane Cooley's Summertime Single "Stella Ray"
Shane Cooley pivots toward jovial summertime leanings and stares at the sun on "Stella Ray": a pure fun, off-kilter, folk-pop miniature. Like a kid with ABC building blocks, the Virginia/Austin-based artist toys and tinkers with a mixed bag of instruments from buoyant mandolin to pan-puttered percussion and seesaw synths. Cooley's smooth register - childlike and dreamy - strolls unrushed. Diverting from the melancholic and rural pastoral folk on Kings Highway (2015), the Beach Boys-inspired track aligns itself more with the experimental Americana backdrop on April's Forest. 
-Alejandra Ramirez

The Austin Chronicle

July 2022





-"With a naïve charm that can only be achieved by an accomplished arranger (think Brian Wilson), ‘Stella Ray’ is a chance for Shane Cooley to show off his breezy side. Injected with the sounds of 60s pop, it’s a serious summer jam."

- Duncan Haskell, editor of Songwriting Magazine (U.K.)


July 2022

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On the Radio

-A big howwlll and shoutout to the following stations for their airplay of Shane's single, Coyote!

  • KZUM NPR - Lincoln, Nebraska

  • Banks Radio - Australia

  • CBJ Radio

  • WOVV - Ocracoke Public Radio

  • Radio Crystal Blue Radio airplay 

  • Jay Smack Studio B/RVA

  • Paul Shugrue - Out of the Box WHRV NPR (VA)

  • Modern Lovers Show WQSV NPR (VA)

  • Kaleidoscope on WYSO (OH)

  • Hot Wax Radio (IL)

  • Hunter at Sunrise WHRV, VA

  • Amazing Radio, International

  • Penguin Rocks, NJ

Many thanks to 105.5fm WRAR (VA) for supporting my music for 20 years! 

And all the radio stations that have unleashed my new single, "Coyote!"



June 2022

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  • KXAN TV, Austin, TX

  • Austin Music TV Public Broadcasting on TX Cable TV

  • Songwriters Across TX TV Show, the CW Austin, TX

April 2022

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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.


Watch the full episode on YouTube! 


December 6, 2021

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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


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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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



Songwriters Across TX


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


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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

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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


Utopia Eclipse Total

I'm excited to be back in Austin for a few weeks with the main purpose of the visit to play the four day Eclipse Utopia: Total festival on Four Sisters Ranch in Utopia, TX. Looking forward to hanging out with everyone and hearing some great music as well as playing some. And excited to see the total solar eclipse. I was here last October for the Ring of Fire!

April 2024


Thank you, News!

The Rappahannock Record featured a nice article about my two holiday singles. I appreciated the love! 

December 2023 


Songwriting Magazine

Singer-songwriter Shane Cooley recently unveiled his new double single Voices/Black Moon. Released to coincide with an annular solar eclipse visible across the Americas, the songs originally featured on Cooley’s 2020 acoustic anthology 50 Songs. These new versions were recorded at his home studio in Virginia with Cooley producing and performing all of the instruments. While retaining their homespun charm, the additional layers of instrumentation subtly elevate a pair of songs on which their creator looks inwards to address times of challenge, change and growth.

Read full article. 


November 7, 2023 


Fall Oyster Roast

Yankee Point rocks. We'll have the ultimate lineup: Shane Cooley Music, King Corrotoman Oysters LLC and Souper Chef G's Homemade Soups and Private Chef Service's! Grab some great friends and come on out for really good food and really good music.


November 2023 

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Fall Local Gigs

Happy to announce I've got a number of Virginia shows lined up and working on a few more! See SHOWS page for details.

It's exciting to play locally and it's been great to see so many friends, family, and fans show up!

October 2023

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Summer Local Gigs

Happy to announce I've got a number of Virginia shows lined up!

Montross First Fridays

Kilmarnock Brewing Company

Trapezium Brewing Company

Windmill Point Tiki Bar & Grill

It's exciting to play locally and it's been great to see so many friends, family, and fans show up!

July 2023


UTOPIAfest Finale

Even the downpour or rain and hail couldn't put a damper on this music event! 


I’m thrilled to be performing at the UTOPiAfest Finale in #burnettx ..a fest that truly has my heart.

Catch me on these stages:
- Friday (11am) Sonic Guild Austinstage (solo)
- Friday (4pm) Real Stage (Shane Cooley & the Midnight Girls)
- Saturday/Sunday (3am) Aviary late night stage (vampire set)

May 2023


Featured 2022 Albums!

I'm excited to make the Featured 2022 Albums on 'Hunter at Sunrise' Radio!


January 1, 2023 


Triceratops Mention!

Triceratops by Shane Cooley

Espousing the virtues of everyone's favourite three-horned dinosaur, Shane Cooley's latest ditty will pull a smile on y our face this morning. While listening, we suggest plodding around your house pretending to be a Triceratops. 

January 2023


Coast Live Interview 

Folk artist Shane Cooley visits the Coast Live studio to perform two original songs, "Holidaze" and "Triceratops," for Acoustic Music Friday!

Catch Shane performing in the "Out of the Box" Emerging Artist Series at the Sandler Center in January 2023.


Coast Live WTKR News 3 from 9am-10am EST.  Presented by Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music 


December 9, 2022 

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2022 UTOPiAfest

One of my favorites - looking forward to going back!


October 14-15, 2022
Reveille Peak Ranch, Burnet, TX

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Summer Single!

Shane's new Beach Boys inspired summer single, "Stella Ray" releases July 8, 2022 on Spotify, Bandcamp, Apple Music, Amazon Music and more! It's already receiving airplay.


June 26, 2022

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Sleep on Your Floor Tour

Check out our live event videos on my Facebook page: Tour Videos

This tour has been full of kind people and great adventures.  Not only is Lori Ellen Music a pleasure to hear and perform with on a nightly basis, but she is also a superb road buddy and a true trooper 🤘 - Shane. 


July 25, 2022

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New Album!

Cooley self-produced 'Forest' in his river cottage in remote Mollusk, Virginia, and played all of the instruments. Most of the songs were conceived during moonlit walks in the woods, a place where Cooley has always felt at home. Sprinkled throughout Forest are nature sounds captured during the recording process. The album was mastered by Fred Kevorkian at Kevorkian Mastering in Brooklyn, NY.

March 2022


Local Publications

A huge thanks to my local hometown newspaper, The Rappahannock Record, for their article on my upcoming album, Forest!  

April 2022


Video Catch-up!

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

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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


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'

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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


50 Songs Album

'50 SONGS' by Shane Cooley

Release date  4/1/2020

Available for digital download on 


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

April 2020


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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

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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


Back in Austin

I’m looking forward to a magical night of music on Thursday, April 11 at the brand new RADIO EAST - celebrating Madeleine Froncek’s album release - with Grace Rowland and Creekbed Carter Hogan!  I’m grateful to be on the bill with such amazing artists . Don’t miss it!  

April 2024

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Thank you, Radio!

A huge howwwwlin' thanks to all the radio shows that have supported both "Voices/Black Moon" and those who have already or will feature "Elf Rights/Snow Globe", including Catorweb Radio, "Out of the Box" on WHRV (VA), Hot Wax Radio (IL), Hunter at Sunrise (VA), WRAR (VA), Banks Radio (Australia), WRIR (VA), CBJ Radio, Amazing Radio, WYSO (OH), "Non-Filter" on Brum Radio (UK), "NY Slice" on WFUV, Radio Wigwam (UK), Belter Radio (UK) and more.   

December 2023 


Aldora Britain Records E-Zine

New Americana virtuoso SHANE COOLEY has emerged from the rural landscape of Mollusk, Virginia over the
last several years. With a keen talent and observational prowess that translates into beautifully crafted story songs, this rootsy troubadour has become renowned for an endless enthusiasm and passion, sharing his
relatable musical snapshots with the world. 

Shane was interviewed for this insiteful seven-page spread!


Read full article.


November 19, 2023 


Texas Fall Festival

My alien antennae are tingling about being on the lineup for Eclipse UTOPiA this October 14 & 15th! This festival celebrates an annular solar eclipse that is visible from Four Sisters Ranch in Utopia, TX with music and magic. Hope to see you there!

The release party of my two singles will be at Eclipse UTOPiA, a #musicfestival located in direct view of the eclipse on October 13 and 14, 2023. I will be performing a main stage set on the Zoi stage with my band The Midnight Girls on Friday, plus my traditional closing Saturday night/Sunday morning #vampireset . Tix at

Let’s get extraterrestrial!


October 2023 


New Article! 

Quality Americana Online

Here's a great new article on my Jimmy Buffett tribute.  Fins up! 

Read article.

September 2023

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Summer Tour

7/21: The tour was a fantastic adventure and we've enjoyed playing some very cool venues. Check out my tour photos and postings on Facebook and Instagram!


7/4/23Happy Independence Day! We are in New Mexico and have added more gigs along our tour route. 


6/24/23I'm heading to Austin today and excited to start my summer tour with Lori Ellen! We will be touring from Texas to Montana with a lot of sight-seeing along the way. Wednesday night streaming will depend on where we are and what our cell connection is. Stay tuned on Facebook & Instagram for my blog, photos, and videos of our adventure! 

July 2023

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Reflections of Forest

Join us this Saturday at Radio Coffee in Austin, TX as we celebrate Earth Day, and the anniversary of my album “Forest” 🌳  We’ll be performing full-band versions of songs from the album, as well as the new EP - “The Circus Rolls On” and more! 12" vinyl of "Forest" will be available at the show, or online at on Bandcamp . 

The meanings and memories of this album’s creation are as deep within me as the roots of the Virginia woods.  Nature’s healing energy intermingled with the wounds that created this musical chapter. 

Sitting here in South Austin, I’m reminded of my myriad of former lives- a country mouse chasing rock n roll in an ever-growing city, a soul in flux wandering aimlessly through wooded trails in pandemic-era Ohio, catching the songs that would save me..a divorcée returning home to Virginia, re-inventing my craft  by producing these songs in solitude. That experience in itself felt supernatural. The sounds and spirits of the forest surrounding me became instruments themselves. 

Earth Day calls for us to have a moment with the planet we dwell upon. “Forest” is my middle name, and everything I aspire to be. There is a balance in nature that we as humans don’t fully understand. This album helped me find a balance within. I’m forever grateful for its existence, and the appreciation it has received from others. It feels good to still be here, fighting harder than ever for the sake of the song 💚

Love and music, as always!  <3 


Photo by Tony Drewry.

April 2023


New Collab Release

In 2020, a friend of a friend from Italy contacted me about being involved in a remote collaborative project for Ushuaia & the Wanderlust Orchestra. Lorenzo conjured up this idea after a series of musical compositions inspired by his travels. Given the compositions and the backstory behind them, I was asked to contribute some lyrics and vocals on two of the tracks. I tracked my vocals at Reel Love Recording Company in Dayton, Ohio..pretty much my only venture out into the world during the lockdown. I still remember being fascinated by the nature of this project..working with an artist I had never met face to face, during such a strange time for the world.  Many musical and personal journeys later, I am thrilled to announce that Ushuaia & the Wanderlust Orchestra’s full 19-song album, “End of the World,” is out now everywhere! The project features incredible musicians and songwriters from around the world, including my appearances on the tracks “Ascent to Elkhorn,” and “Tornado Alley.” I cordially invite you to dig into this diverse musical journey on all music platforms, including Youtube Music .

January 2023


Article I wrote!

2022 has been full of highlights, but this one’s #prettyneat. Songwriting Magazine‘s new fall/winter issue (U.K.) includes a “tips” column by yours truly, focusing on ‘ditties’. I am honored to be included in this incredible publication as a writer and a songwriter. To read the full article and other features, check out to purchase the issue for less than $5. It includes pieces on songwriting technique, as well as features and interviews with The Unthanks, Mark Owen, Julian Lennon, Larkin Poe, Eric Paslay and more.


December 2022 

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The Circus Rolls On!

My new EP - The Circus Rolls On - releases tday on all digital platforms . The EP features Lori Ellen Music on backing vocals, and my dad, Jack on the drums! Self-produced at Cooleyland - mastered at Kevorkian Mastering in Brooklyn, NY.

The release party for The Circus Rolls On is this Sunday at The Little Darlin' in Austin with Batty jr. and Scotty Galaxy! Music from 5pm-9pm.

A huge thanks to "Out of the Box" WHRV Norfolk, Hot Wax Radio Chicago, Banks Radio Australia, Belter Radio UK, Radio Crystal Blue NYC, WYSO Yellow Springs (OH), Hunter at Sunrise Norfolk (VA), Modern Lovers Show Staunton (VA), Eagles Nest Radio, and the many other radio stations who have spun tracks from this EP, as well as my Halloween single, "Dracula." 


November 2022 

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Wild, wonderful weekend!

With my band buddies from Austin, we played three awesome back to back gigs from September 9 through 11, 2022. 

Private Concert in Williamsburg, VA

The G Spot in Virginia Beach, VA

Get Tight Lounge in Richmond, VA

Catch the videos on my Facebook Video page.

Thanks to all for the fantastic support of my music and appreciated the warm welcome we received!

September 11, 2022

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Stella Ray
On the Radio

I’ve never been to Australia , but “Stella” has. A special thanks to Banks Radio Australia for including my new single, “Stella Ray” on The Pop Hour (Banks Radio)!  You can listen to the full show here.

Thanks for playing "Stella Ray"!

  • The Corner (Charlottesville, VA)

  • Real Roots Cafe'

  • Kaleidoscope on WYSO (Yellow Springs, OH)

  • Hot Wax Radio (Chicago, IL)

  • Modern Lovers Show on WQSV (Staunton, VA)

  • Studio B RVA (Richmond, VA) 

  • Hot Wax Radio (Chicago, IL)

  • Modern Lovers Show on WQSV (Staunton, VA)

  • 105.5 WRAR (VA)

  • Banks Radio Australia

  • Belter Radio (UK)

  • Hunter at Sunrise (VA)

  • Out of the Box WHRV (VA)

  • WFUV (NY)

  • Jersey Beat Podacst (NJ)

  • CBJ Radio, KZUM

  • and more!


August 2022

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Release Radar

My new single, “Coyote,” is on the Release Radar @spotify playlist! Thrilled!

Release Radar

April 9, 2022


In the Press

July 2022


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

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Winter's Walk 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.”

December 2021


50 Songs Radio Play

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


The Unsigned Artists Show (UK)




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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


Austin Music Minute

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

April 2020


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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!

October 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

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