HRMS Presents "DAVID STARR + DANA COOPER :: LIVE AT HEALTHY RHYTHM"
Healthy Rhythm Music Services Presents “DAVID STARR + DANA COOPER :: LIVE AT HEALTHY RHYTHM" • Saturday evening, August 14th, at Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery, located at 232 E. Main Street in historic downtown Montrose, Colorado!
This all-reserved seating show is $32.50 per person. This show is limited to a 50 concertgoers (per CDPHE COVID-19 Level Green Venue Guidance). Advance purchase is recommended. Reserved seating is on a first come basis (front to back) and is $5 more Day of Show (if available). This is a ticketless event.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Street parking is available.
David Starr possesses “a compelling voice, something truly special, both accessible and passionate” (Elmore), that has been honed releasing nine albums, touring internationally, and opening shows for esteemed artists such as John Oates (Hall & Oates), Karla Bonoff, The Steel Wheels, Survivor, and more.
Touchstones, the new project from Starr, will feature a new digital single release every month for one year. The first six singles, “Angel From Montgomery” (John Prine), “I’ve Got To Use My Imagination” (Gladys Knight), “Someone Like You” (Van Morrison), “These Days” (Jackson Browne), “Gotta Serve Somebody” (Bob Dylan), and “Every Kind of People” (Robert Palmer) are available across digital platforms now.
During a year where COVID-19 stopped the world in its tracks, Starr took time to reflect on and experience anew the music that shaped his own. Many of the songs he chose to record he describes as "musical comfort food".
“Some of the songs I cover were lyrically inspiring,” explains Starr. “Some were songs I’d played in bands over the years. Some just felt good to sing and play. Others brought back fond memories or a kind of familiar melancholy.”
The project was produced by David Starr and Mark Prentice, with co-production by David Kalmusky. All of the songs were recorded, mixed, and mastered at Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville by David Kalmusky along with Ethan Barrette and Alberto Sewald.
Touchstones follows Starr’s acclaimed February 2020 record, Beauty and Ruin. Produced and arranged by John Oates, the collection of songs was inspired by Of What Was, Nothing Is Left, a novel written by Starr’s grandfather in 1972. “It is like watching a movie,” says Oates. "The cinematic aural landscape visually evokes a classic tale of tragedy, love gone wrong, and an exploration of human nature and all its flaws." Beauty and Ruin and an updated edition of Of What Was, Nothing Is Left are available now at davidstarrmusic.com and across digital platforms.
“A collection of beautiful, poetic and somewhat sad songs with a warm and organic production that draws you in and wraps around your heart,” writes Americana Highways of Starr’s 2018 record, South and West. The record follows an acclaimed EP, The Head and Heart, also produced by John Oates, and the full-length Love and Sabotage with special guests like John Oates, Richie Furay, Dana Cooper, and Steve Cropper.
Starr’s prestige extends beyond the stage as well, having launched Starr’s Guitars in Little Rock in 1998, then relocating to Cedaredge in 2001. Today, the store is such an institution that Cedaredge proclaimed the musician’s birthday as David Starr Day in 2016. Starr was also instrumental in the 2018 opening of the Grand Mesa Arts Center, an intimate event space brought to fruition through strong community support in Cedaredge, CO. He helped design the space in order to attract musicians and visual artists to Southwestern Colorado.
Dana Cooper is a poetic songwriter, an insightful storyteller, and a rousing musician whose performances engage and inspire audiences around the world. 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. Fellow singer songwriter Buzz Holland says “Cooper is a person who can sing like an angel and play like the devil."
Dana has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage and the Kerrville Folk Festival where he was nominated for their Hall of Fame. Cooper is the recipient of the 2014 Heritage Musician Award from Pilgrim Center for the Arts in Kansas City, MO, and the 2015 Spirit of Folk Award by Folk Alliance International.
His songs have been recorded by luminary artists such as Claire Lynch, Maura O’Connell, Pierce Pettis, Jonell Mosser, Christine Albert, Trout Fishing in America, Jeannie Burns, and Susan Werner.
He is an integral figure in the Music City songwriting community collaborating with renowned writers including Tom Kimmel, Sally Barris, Kim Carnes, Don Henry, and Kim Richey. Cooper has been invited to participate in songwriting workshops from Belfast to Copenhagen to Austin.
Dana's eponymous first album released on Elektra Records featured luminary players from "The Section" Leland Sklar, and Russ Kunkel, along with Jim Horn, Michael Omartian, Jim Gordon, Joe Osborn, Milt Holland, and Al Perkins. Cooper moved to Houston Texas in 1978 to join forces with long time friend and co-writer Shake Russell. Their collaborations led to a half dozen albums as well as appearances on Austin City Limits, and Mountain Stage.
His critically acclaimed Miracle Mile on Compass Records was nominated for a Nashville Music Award as “Best Pop Album” and was chosen by Performing Songwriter Magazine as one of the top DIY recordings for the year. Cooper's co-producer and guitarist on the project is the legendary Josh Leo. Lyle Lovett and Maura O'Connell sang harmonies and George Marinelli of Bonnie Raitt's band joined Leo on electric guitar.
Harry Truman Built a Road was named one of the best records of the year by The Tennessean and was also chosen as one of the top twelve DIY recordings. Made of Mud released on King Easy Records won Cooper the “Best Male Songwriter Award” by Indie Acoustic Project.
Chris Keaton writing for Country Music News International Magazine says of Cooper's newest Travianna Records release Incendiary Kid: "This record is a beacon. A shining North Star. If you're looking for a brief respite from this crazy spinning circus of world and a unique lyrical and musical spin from the mind of a real songwriter, this record is for you." www.danacoopermusic.com
HEALTHY RHYTHM MUSIC SERVICES
Healthy Rhythm Music Services (HRMS) is an arm of Healthy Rhythm Creative Group. The mission of HRMS is to Identify, Manage, Enhance, and Promote Indie Artists and Bands who have a deep commitment to a career in music as their primary focus. www.davidstarrmusic.com
HEALTHY RHYTHM ART GALLERY
Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery (HRAG) is a key component of Healthy Rhythm Creative Group. The primary focus of HRAG is Art and Music. The Gallery affords diverse individuals a user-friendly space to create, exhibit, and sell a variety of artwork. The Gallery, located at 232 E. Main Street in Montrose, Colorado, also houses an intimate Live Performance Venue. Gallery hours are currently specific to Live Music events or by advance appointment only. www.healthyrhythm.net
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There are no refunds or exchanges for this concert. All sales are final. The only exception to this policy is if an event is cancelled. In the event of cancellation, purchases will be honored when the concert is rescheduled. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled event, your purchase will be refunded at the point of service minus any fees that may apply.
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