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Incendiary Kid from Dana Cooper

Travianna Records is pleased to bring you the latest from the “powerhouse troubadour,” Dana Cooper. Incendiary Kid  is Cooper’s 26th album and a continuation of his fantastic legacy of music.

Recorded in Nashville, Incendiary Kid is a stellar collection of original music written by Cooper himself and features him on both vocals and guitar. The project is produced by Thomm Jutz and Dana Cooper. Guest artists appearing on the album include: Thomm Jutz, Andrea Zonn, Lynn Williams, Dave Francis, Jeff Taylor, Justin Moses, Ingrid Graudins and Barbara Santoro.

Dana is the recipient of the 2015 Spirit of Folk Award from Folk Alliance International. He is known for his mixture of flat-picking, finger-picking and percussive strumming which sets him as a stand out among fellow guitarists. He is an expressive singer, and his original tunes highlight a lifetime of rich experiences. For over 40 years he has captivated audiences worldwide with his trademark musical style, quick wit and intriguing stories.

It’s because of Mr. Cooper’s engaging music and top-notch reputation that Travianna Records jumped at the chance to release Incendiary Kid. The project’s first single, “Summertime Woman” was released last month and is appearing on many playlists.

Kate Wallace of Trinity Backstage is absolutely correct when she says, “He’s clever, deep, crafty, poetic, melodic, ironic and hilarious. In short — the best.”

Dana Cooper Joins Travianna Records

New Album – Fall 2017
About Mr. Cooper: “Out of the heartland of America, stomping grounds of Truman and Twain, “powerhouse” troubadour Dana Cooper dedicated himself to a life of music over 40 years ago. This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories and commanding presence. He is the recipient of the 2014 Heritage Musician award from Pilgrim Center for the Arts in Kansas City, MO. He was also named the 2015 Spirit of Folk award winner by Folk Alliance International. He has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage and the Kerrville Folk 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; Irish vocalist Maura O’Connell; and luminary songwriters Pierce Pettis and Susan Werner. Cooper’s mixture of flat-picking, finger-picking and percussive strumming style is legend among other guitarists. An expressive singer his voice is ageless evoking a rich lifetime of experience.” – www.danacoopermusic.com

About the label: Travianna Records is a division of the Mountain Fever Music Group. Travianna was formed to provide opportunities for artists to grow and develop their music careers with one key mantra, “Music. No Boundaries.” As the Americana/Roots/Folk genre grows, artists are in need of a home where their diverse talents and visions can be nurtured and not boxed in. This is Travianna. Mr. Cooper’s label-mates include, Pi Jacobs, Elle Carpenter, Tara Dente, After Jack and more to be announced soon.