Episode 369. Liz Cooper-Psychedelic Singer-Songwriter
***This MoxieTalk was taped on location at the 2021 RailBird Music Festival***
***This MoxieTalk was taped on location
at the 2021 RailBird Music Festival***
Traditionally, a Railbird is a horse racing enthusiast known for sticking close to the action, hanging on the rail as each contender comes barreling down the track. For one special weekend in August, the term adds meaning during the 2nd Annual Railbird Festival. 2 days. 3 stages. World-class artists. All on the historic grounds of Keeneland.
Growing up in Baltimore, Maryland, Liz Cooper never dreamed she would be the Folk-Blues Singer-Songwriter she is today, with her distinctive voice — and androgynous, salty, caramel drawl — captivates one’s soul it has been said.
Still, the interplay with bandmates Grant Prettyman on bass and Ryan Usher on drums fascinates.
In fact, from a young age, everyone believed she was going to be a professional golfer.
Golf was just a hobby for her, though; music had always been a passion.
She only pondered and dreamed of it, but it wasn’t until her senior year of high school that she decided she wanted to pursue music as a career.
So, leaving behind her friends, family, and college golf scholarship, Liz Cooper packed her things and moved to Nashville, TN.
Known for her unique guitar picking and haunting tone, she is steadily making a name for herself in the music industry.
Liz is a self-proclaimed “the happiest girl,” Liz ironically describes her lyrics as dark and soulful.
Growing up on classic rock artists like The Grateful Dead and The Band play into Liz Cooper’s music.