The past week has been amazing! We played at the Vault at LaScala which was amazing and we hope to return to do it again. Many people have asked me what is one of my favorite songs and certainly my first 'musical hero' was Elton John. I’ve always felt 'Yellow Brick Road' was the pinnacle album of his recording career. Some will not remember or know this, but 'Candle in the Wind' was first recorded and released on this double album in 1973. 'Still my favorite version." And I a
Older Americans Month it is! What a beautiful senior living performance venue in Bend, OR — Touchmark at Mount Bachelor Village Retirement Community Below. Annual All Senior Picnic - Howard Amon Park, Richland WA
#COOLEYShow #EngageAtEveryAge #OAM2018! #MyTownTuesday 2 days of travel and visiting with friends. Tomorrow the work begins with 2 shows in Grass Valley CA. My sister Lana and I (pictured 3 years ago) visited my Aunt Monty in Grass Valley in 2015. I booked shows alo
I invite all of you to the Vault at LaScala on June 20th for Live Music Wednesday from 5pm - 8pm! Enjoy good music, good food, good drink and a good time! I would love to meet new people and play my music every day! Here is the week recap from my social media for the week in case you missed it! The 150th running of the Belmont Stakes was exciting and fun to watch Saturday as Justified became the 13th horse in history to win the Triple Crown. Here’s one of my favorite Indigo S
Greetings Friends & Relatives… I spent most of May on the road performing for senior citizens across 5 western states. The occasion: Older Americans Month, an annual honoring of our nation’s “olders” during the month of May.
I traveled with my sister and helper, Lana. We had a great time – ‘stayed with five different families/friends along the way. (in between hotels) The audiences were very receptive, enjoyable and most grateful. I may have found a cousin from the Cooley c
The first week of September is starting out with a bang! We are so excited for our upcoming performance at Wilf's Restaurant & Bar, inspired by the 1950s, this lively lounge is known for classic American cuisine & jazz musicians. Address: 800 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 I will be playing with the Ron Steen Trio whom I have performed with before. From Wilf's Website: "Ron Steen is literally the Godfather of Jazz Jams in Portland, Oregon, and one of the most successful music
Taking some time off is good for the soul. Looking forward to the rest of the summer! In case you missed it here is a recap of this weeks social media posts. “I see a lot of aspiring, young singers. If you really wish to up your game as a singer, (at any age) repetition is key. One of the easiest ways to sing more is to join a choir. Get out there and sing! Also, one can learn some great skills from good conductor.” COOLEY #WednesdayWisdom #COOLEYShow Happy July 'y’all! 'Back
Wow, the end of August and summer ending. What an amazing week we had this week catching up with old friends and getting ready to play at a new venue. If you haven't seen last week's social media postings here they are below. Please ! Mark your book — Wed. Sept. 12 @ 7p I’ll be performing with the Ron Steen Trio at Wilfs Restaurant & Bar Union Station in Portland. Here’s a "Casual COOLEY" preview — sitting in with Ron at Wilf’s early this summer. #MondayMusic #COOLEYShow #Wil
The first week of October has been so a week of planning and organizing. I am so looking forward again to my upcoming performance at the Vault at LaScala, 4725 SW Lombard Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005 Wednesday October 10th! In case you missed my social media posts for the week, here they are. Lonesome Road" - Last Fall COOLEY Show Tour. Lonesome Road" is a tune Bobby Darin used to mash up with "Swing Low" - I first heard it on vinyl, "Darin Live at the Copa." (NYC)"