Wednesday, December 11, 2013

CW Colt and Sam Cooper late night at Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival

CW Colt and Sam Cooper late night at Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival

Alabama Music goes to a late night session with C.W. Colt and Sam Cooper.

In 1958, at the age of 5, C.W. won his first talent contest with his Elvis impression, singing and dancing. When he was 10 years old Chet Atkins taught him his first guitar chords and he started his own band in San Antonio Texas. C.W. met Webb Pierce, Ernest Tubbs and Ray Price during this time and began performing for basic trainees on Lackland Air Force Base.

At 12 years of age C.W. was entertaining troops in the Philippines, Thailand and Okinawa. Moving to Colorado at 16, C.W. mastered the banjo and fiddle, playing on a mountain. He started the band named Free Lunch that included World Class slide guitarist, Sonny Landreth.

At 25, C.W. recorded "America The Beautiful" at Marty Robbins studio in Nashville and put together 'The America the Beautiful" show. During this time, he performed with Hank Thompson, Buck Trent and Sons of the Pioneers.

Turning 30, C.W. was working with Jimmy Buffet, Alvin Lee, Bo Diddley and Edgar Winters. He worked with Rita Coolidge, Bill Champlin, and Ronnie Hawkins's in Jim Carrey's first movie Copper mountain in Colorado. Later that year he recorded "The Cowboys Lullaby" with Patsy Montana and toured with her for 2 years.

In Santa Rosa California, at age 35, C.W. had the pleasure of performing shows with Chet Atkins, Waylon Jennings, Jon Conley, Roy Clark, Doug Kershaw and worked for Narada Michael Walden.

Since relocating to Key West Florida, where CW has resided for the last 20 years, He has compiled 40 years of his original songs and recording the Legends and Treasures series, his personal collection of music.

In C.W.'s more recent work he has opened for legends such as: Blood, Sweat and Tears, Three Dog Night, Paul Cotton, Mac McAnally and more!

To see CW Colt perform, check out his website to view his monthly calendar or inquire about his private Key West House Concert series.
Nashville, TN based producer/songwriter/musician/performer Sam Cooper, Jerricat Music (SESAC), Jericat Music (BMI), Red Heart Records, Red Heart Music. All music on the "songs" page is written/co-written and/or produced/co-produced by Sam. To hear and/or download Red Heart Records' release of Ray Dahrouge's holiday album, "IT'S CHRISTMAS EVERYWHERE" (click the "albums" link ). Downloads of these and many other songs are also available at the "songs" page of this site. For hundreds of photos and latest information related to Sam, please visit Facebook, Reverbnation and/or MySpace at .com/samcooperjericatmusic. To contact Sam and/or to be added to his e-mail list, send a message with full name and contact information directly to

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