Americana Roots Concert Saturday at the Opera House
by Watch Staff
Aug 11, 2011 | 1382 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
TELLURIDE – Eric Brace and Peter Cooper, who play Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Sheridan Opera House, are more than just a roots rock duo.

Brace is the lead singer and songwriter for the roots rock band Last Train Home, which has eight CDs and one live concert DVD to its credit (Last Train Home, True North, Holiday Limited, Time and Water, Bound Away, Tributaries, Last Good Kiss, and Live at IOTA), along with a recent release, Six Songs, and an album called The Skylighters.

A former journalist for The Washington Post, Brace found a kindred spirit in fellow East Nashvillian Peter Cooper, the Hall of Fame pedal steel guitar player who has released two critically praised solo records, Mission Door from 2008 and The Lloyd Green Album in 2010. Dubbed one of Nashville's "10 Most Interesting People" by Nashville Arts and Entertainment magazine, Cooper is also a music writer for the Tennessean and other publications, a producer and a professor of country music at Vanderbilt University.

The pair’s most recent album, Master Sessions, which made numerous Best of 2010 lists, features the instrumental work of pedal steel guitar legend Lloyd Green and dobro master Mike Auldridge. The opening track, “I Know a Bird,” penned and sung by Brace, was the No. 1 Folk song on its release and a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition.

Brace and Cooper record for indie label Red Beet Records; their most recent project, I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs of Fox Hollow, released in May, features performances by Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Bobby Bare, Duane Eddy, Jim Lauderdale, Elizabeth Cook, as well as Brace, Cooper, and others.

Phil Lee and Tom Mason

Phil Lee, currently recording a new album with members of Neil Young’s band, Crazy Horse, has been described as a blend of “Dylan-esque rock and roll, country-folk, and a touch of the British Invasion.” Joining him is guitarist/slide player/multi-instrumentalist Tom Mason, a Nashville solo artist with four CDs: Where Shadows Fall, A Slide Guitar Christmas, Alchemy and The Blue Buccaneer: Songs Inspired by the Golden Age of Pirates .

If you are looking for some high quality music in an intimate, beautiful environment, this is the show for you. For tickets and more information, please visit or call 970.728.6363 x5.
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