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Dana Cooper


NEXT SHOW - Dana Cooper

This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories and commanding presence. He has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage and at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival. 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. 

His years as a troubadour is measured by his impressive 28 albums and collection of accolades:

  • In the Spirit of Folk Award from Folk Alliance Int'l (2015)

  • Heritage Musician Award from the Pilgrim Center for the Arts in Kansas City, MO (2104)

  • Veteran Recurring Performer at Kerrvile Folk Festival

  • Best Male Songwriter Award Indie Acoustic Project for Made of Mud (2005)

  • Best Record Award The Tennessean, for Harry Truman Built a Road (2002)

  • Nashville Music Award Nomination Best Pop Album for Miracle Mile (1997)

Dana also leads 10-day music tours to Ireland through Innishfree Tours. Harry Truman Built a Road2002)



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Here we are in Year 11 !

We invite you to explore live folk and singer/songwriter music in an intimate setting at Deer Creek Coffeehouse (DCC), a non-alcoholic venue located in the picturesque setting of Darlington, MD. DCC seats approximately 100 people at small, candlelit tables, in the friendly and cozy style of The Village, NYC coffee houses of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Now in its eleventh season, DCC, a non-profit organization, is devoted to presenting professional acoustic recording artists from all over the U.S., Canada and sometimes Ireland and Wales.

The suggested donation amount for each show is $15 for adults and $5 for youth ages 13-21. Only cash and checks written to Deer Creek Coffeehouse are accepted. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each show. No one is turned away for inability to donate the amount. Homemade baked goods, non-sugary snacks, coffee tea, water and soda are sold for a nominal fee. The venue has an ADA accessible ramp. We reserve tables for those with limited mobility, i.e., wheel chairs, walkers, etc. 

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