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AAFFM Presents: Dana Cooper and Friction Farm
November 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST$8 – $10
November 16, 2019
Dana Cooper has logged millions of miles as a renowned songwriter and story teller. 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 the Kerrville Music Festival, where he was nominated for their Hall of Fame. Dana’s songs have been recorded by top-notch artists such as bluegrass star Claire Lynch and Irish vocalist Maura O’Connell. His mixture of flat-picking, finger-picking and percussive strumming style is legend among other guitarists.
Dana was awarded the Spirit of Folk Award by Folk Alliance International, and he is the recipient of the 2014 Heritage Series Musician Award for his contributions to the Kansas City’s musical heritage. Dana released his 26th CD Incendiary Kid on Travania Records in 2017.
“Innovative, eclectic and unforgettable.” Heather Johnson, Performing Songwriter
“Dana, still full from last night’s show. I was sitting there listening to your songs thinking, I’m in the room with one of the best living songwriters in the world. Your brilliance took us all on a ride into the ineffable parts of existence. I can’t thank you enough! What a night.” Minton Sparks
Modern-folk duo Friction Farm is a husband and wife team of traveling troubadours. Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay combine storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes, and quirky observations.
They have toured internationally and have been Kerrville New Folk Finalists, Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists, and South Florida Folk Festival Songwriter winners. Friction Farm’s latest CD So Many Stars, which reached #6 on the Folk Chart, was inspired by their travels across the country witnessing the collision of strong political polarity with personal kindness, the intersection of fragility and breathtaking beauty. From ballads to anthems, each song is filled with harmony and hope.
He’s from Berkeley CA, and she’s from Woodstock NY. When not touring, Aidan enjoys woodworking and Christine bakes. They have a big garden and a small orchard at the sustainable home they designed and built in South Carolina.
“infectiously hummable tunes.” New Times Magazine Miami FL
“intricate harmonies which are reminiscent of 1960s classics with a modern twist.” Sun Journal New Bern NC
“They were utterly charming. Their well-written songs cover a wide gamut and their delivery is spot on. They should be much better known.” Rich Warren, Host WFMT’s Folk Stage and Midnight Special