Liz Cooper & The Stampede's LIVE IN CHICAGO Out Toda
Recorded live at Schubas Tavern in Chicago, IL, the EP features four tracks from the band's critically acclaimed album, Window Flowers, which is out now-stream/purchase here. In anticipation of the release, Live In Chicago recently premiered at Glide Magazine.
Of the EP, Cooper comments, "I'm really proud and excited to be putting out a small batch of live songs and magic moments recorded at our sold-out show in Chicago. It was our first pre-show sell out, before the day of the show, as a headlining band."
The band will continue to take their live show on the road through 2019 and have confirmed select performances with Shakey Graves, Dr. Dog, Strand Of Oaks and Tyler Childers.Additionally, the group will make festival appearances at Louisville's Forecastle Festival,Newport's Newport Folk Festival and Arlington's LOCKN'. Complete tour itinerary below.
Recorded at Welcome to 1979 in Nashville with co-production from TJ Elias, Window Flowers is the culmination of a yearlong dedication in which Cooper pushed herself to spend every single day creating in at least one medium and saying "yes" to everything she was asked to do. Of the recording, Cooper reflects, "Our first time working with an outside producer and our first time in a proper recording studio was when we recorded Window Flowers. TJ Elias' mad scientist ideas, an abundance of hot dogs, and lack of sunlight pushed us outside of our comfort zones to work more cohesively as a unit than we ever had before." Joined in the studio by bassist Grant Prettyman and special guests Leah Blevins, Will Brown, Steve Dawson, Emily Kohavi, Michael and Ben Ford and Gianni Gibson, the new album follows Cooper's earlier self-released EPs-Monsters (2014) and Live at the Silent Planet(2016). Alongside Cooper, "The Stampede" is currently drummer Ryan Usher.
Already known in Nashville for their electric live shows, Liz Cooper & The Stampede experienced their first breakthrough in 2016 with the release of their Audiotree Live session, which has attracted over 220,000 views on YouTube, and over 2,000,000 streams on Spotify. Additionally, the band placed as one of NPR Music's runners-up during their 2016 Tiny Desk Contest. Of the submission, NPR Music's Benjamin Naddaff-Hafrey hailed, "'Mountain Man'
is a catchy, simple love song written with the clarity of a good cut of Nashville country. Liz Cooper guides the song with her percussive, fingerpicked guitar and her crackling voice...a seamless balance of muted rhythmic sounds and propulsive drive that feels so good...It sounds like a car whirring past a field of trees, the light shining through."
Cooper grew up in Baltimore, MD later attending Towson University on a full athletic scholarship for golf, but after her freshmen year left to pursue a musician's path in Nashville. It was there that she discovered her sound and singular voice through a new creative community, which includes the likes of Ron Gallo, Rayland Baxter, Okey Dokey, Erin Rae, Cage the Elephant, The Weeks, The Wild Feathers, Jamestown Revival, Desert Noises, Future Thieves and Caroline Rose.
LIVE IN CHICAGO TRACK LIST
1. The Night
2. Mountain Man
3. Dalai Lama
4. Hey Man
LIZ COOPER & THE STAMPEDE CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
July 12-Louisville, KY-Forecastle Festival
July 17-Spring Green, WI-The sty Barn (SOLD OUT)
July 18-Springfield, IL-Levitt AMP Springfield
July 19-Columbus, OH-The Basement
July 21-Pittsburgh, PA-Cattivo
July 23 & 24-Nantucket, MA-The Gaslight
July 26-Newport, RI-Newport Folk Festival
August 17-Charlotte, NC-Triple C Brewing
August 24-Arlington, VA-LOCKN'
September 1 - Nashville, TN-Live On The Green
September 5 - Carrboro, NC-Backroom at Cat's Cradle
September 6-Norfolk, VA-First Fridays
September 7-West Columbia, SC-New Brookland Tavern
September 10-Athens, GA-40 Watt§
September 11-Asheville, NC-New Belgium Brewing*
September 12-Charlottesville, VA-Sprint Pavilion*
September 13-Washington, D.C.-Anthem*
September 14 & 15-New York, NY-Pier17*
September 17-Shelburne, VT-Shelburne Museum*
September 18-Portland, ME-Thompson's Point*
September 20-Boston, MA-Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion*
September 21-Philadelphia, PA-Metropolitan Opera House*
September 22-East Aurora, NY-Borderland Festival
September 28-Cape Girardeau, MO-Shipyard festival
December 6-Detroit, MI-Fillmore†
December 8-Toronto, ON-Rebel†
December 18-Raleigh, NC-The Ritz†
December 19-Charlotte, NC-The Fillmore Charlotte†
December 21-Atlanta, GA-The Tabernacle†
December 22-Atlanta, GA-The Tabernacle†
*with Shakey Graves & Dr. Dog
†with Tyler Childers
§Strand Of Oaks co-headline
Album artwork: Belhum, Photo credit: Mark Cluney