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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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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

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Local Publications

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

April 2022

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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In the Press

July 2022

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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

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.”

December 2021

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50 Songs Radio Play

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)

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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 

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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

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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

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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

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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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2022 Fall Texas Tour

I'm touring in Texas through November 9th!  The Dracula Circus Tour - Autumn 2022!  The tour is in support of the Halloween double single, as well as my upcoming new EP, "The Circus Rolls On" (10/28).  I'm looking forward to being on the road and playing music with some of my talented musician friends!

 

October 12, 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!

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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On TV

  • 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.

#songwritersacrosstexas 

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

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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.

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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

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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

 

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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

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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

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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

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