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Jammates Sets Oct 10th Street Date for
Cooper Tisdale & Friends Live in Atlanta
Atlanta / LaGrange Georgia ... Jammates Records readies the CD release of Cooper Tisdale & Friends Live in Atlanta (JAM-0627-CD). With the street date set for October 10th, Tisdale’s third project delivers a stellar live set of contemporary rock/jazz fusion. Cooper offers up all original material chocked full of thoughtful melodies and a powerful performance by his bandmates. In addition to Tisdale on guitar and select vocal tracks, this line-up of & Friends features David Savage (keys), Joe Reda (bass), Jason LaMarca (drums) and Juan Bonini (percussion) with guest appearances by Michael Merideth (vocal) and Rafael Pereira (pandeiro).
“We are very excited to be working with Cooper”, comments Pat Patten, Jammates Managing Partner. “Paul [Hammock], Coe [Cloud] and I first heard him about a year ago and were knocked out with his memorable guitar playing. But more importantly, as we’ve gotten to know him, he continues to impress us with his no-compromise, professional approach to everything that he does.”
“I think it’s the right time to do a live project”, adds Tisdale, “I had been laying low from performing with an original band, but when this opportunity presented itself, it seemed like a good fit. It was exciting to offer up a fresh perspective on some of my original tunes from the two previous studio recordings, plus I was able to present a few new ones too. Over the coming months I’ll continue playing with old and new friends throughout the southeast to support the record. And, we’ll globally promote via MySpace, a RadioDirectX radio rollout and through the Jammates worldwide digital distribution network."
Patten adds, “We look forward to continuing our work together as we rollout Cooper Tisdale & Friends Live in Atlanta. Visit the new Cooper Tisdale MySpace site and attend select showcase performances over the coming weeks. Finally, we hope to announce a new joint recording project early next year."
More information about Cooper Tisdale is available from his presence on the Web: http://www.CooperTisdale.com and http://www.myspace.com/CooperTisdale
Pat Patten, Managing Partner, Jammates Records LLC
MORE ABOUT COOPER TISDALE
WHAT THE PRESS SAYS:
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "A sincere, emotive songwriter and an elegant player."
Richard Mills of Creative Loafing: "For guitarist, Cooper Tisdale... the rock/jazz synthesis is as natural and fulfilling as it is hard to label."
Atlanta Press: "...when he hits on a bluesy riff and extrapolates from there, there's no doubt just how good this guy is." & "Tisdale has a raspy but sensitive voice that works surprisingly well with his pop side, especially on the ballad "Bad Judge"."
Karen Hatchett, Hatchett PR: "Cooper Tisdale is a madman with a mission on guitar. His inspired playing is funky, passionate and extremely articulate. You will swear that guitar can sing! He evokes shades of Clapton, yet has his own unique delivery, and surprises you with music ranging from jazz, to soul, to rock."
WHAT HIS PEERS SAY:
"Smokin'! It was great." Emily Saliers, Indigo Girls
"...the mix of textures and styles is superb..." Ron Shuff, Franklin Jazz Festival
"Cooper is such an elegant and versatile player." Kristen Hall of Sugarland
COOPER TISDALE BIO:
Cooper Tisdale has caught the ears of listeners from Canada to the coast of Georgia with his soulfulness and eclectic mix of music. Although this guitarist's music can be described as jazz/rock, his influences encompass many genres.
After studying at California's Guitar Institute of Technology, Cooper returned to Georgia and began his music career, performing everything from rock to jazz and funk. He has performed at Radio City Music Hall with the Indigo Girls and at Carnegie Hall with Kristen Hall. He has shared bills with Chet Atkins, Steve Morse, REO Speedwagon, 311, Grover Washington, Jr., the Nixons, and Spyro Gyra. He has also performed with members of The Band, the Crusaders, and Earth, Wind & Fire.
His own diverse abilities are Cooper's greatest assets. Aside from performance, he devotes time to writing and has released two independent CDs, Face Up and Up From Down on Under The Hill Records. Cooper Tisdale & Friends Live in Atlanta, his third and latest CD on the Jammates Records label, delivers a stellar live set of contemporary rock/jazz fusion. Tisdale offers up all original material chocked full of thoughtful melodies and powerful performances by his bandmates. This line-up of the Cooper Tisdale & Friends features David Savage (keys), Joe Reda (bass), Jason LaMarca (drums) and Juan Bonini (percussion), with guest appearances by Michael Merideth (vocals) and Rafael Pereira (pandeiro).
Often heard on radio stations as varied as his influences, Cooper Tisdale's music translates into live performances that the Toronto Star called "emotionally charged," and the Simcoe Reformer described as "captivating."
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