Eric Brace & Peter Cooper
33 West St.
Annapolis, MD, 21401
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Eric Brace & Peter Cooper
Grammy nominees Eric Brace and Peter Cooper have created a body of work that reflects their journalistic sensibilities, a love of harmony and wry humor, and their deep respect for the masters they've played with. Their most recent project, the Grammy-nominated I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs of Fox Hollow, was featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Weekend Edition,” in USA Today and the Chicago Sun-Times, and was named a Top 5 Americana album by Rich Kienzle in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Produced by Brace and Cooper, the album features performances by Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Bobby Bare, Duane Eddy, Jim Lauderdale, Elizabeth Cook, as well as Brace, Cooper, and others.
Eric Brace and Peter Cooper are touring partners and have collaborated on two previous albums. On Master Sessions the pair fronted a band that featured pedal steel guitar legend Lloyd Green and dobro master Mike Auldridge, and the album made numerous critics’ Best-of 2010 lists. Their first record together, You Don’t Have To Like Them Both, was a Top Ten album on the Roots, Americana, and Folk charts.
Brace and Cooper have acclaimed music careers outside their work as a duo. Brace, a former music journalist for the Washington Post leads the renowned roots rock band Last Train Home. Started in Washington, DC in 1997, and now based in Nashville, Brace & LTH have released eight CDs, several EPs, and a full-length concert DVD, with a new album in the works.
On tour, Brace and Cooper’s shows are engaging and funny and reflect the pair's easy camaraderie. They can command the stage of a concert hall or festival with the same ease and intimate feel they bring to a coffeehouse. The duo has opened on large stages for John Prine, Nanci Griffith, Don Williams, Todd Snider, Rodney Crowell, Iris Dement, Chris Smither, Dan Tyminsky, Travis Tritt & Jerry Douglas, among others. They've shared the stage with Tom T. Hall, Jim Lauderdale, Suzy Bogguss, Dan Navarro, Marshall Chapman, Kim Carnes, Emmylou Harris, and others. They've recently played such U.S. festivals as Bristol Rhythm & Roots, Tin Pan South, Americana Music Festival, Folk Alliance International, 30A Songwriters, and Knoxville Rhythm and Blooms, as well as the Truck, Summertyne, and Maverick festivals in the U.K. They are frequent guest DJ’s on the legendary WSM radio station in Nashville.
"The world needs more singer-songwriters like Callaghan. She truly shines through as the real deal. Her voice is original and pure and she is one of the greatest unsigned talents I've ever heard." -Shawn Mullins
"Callaghan is a wonderful artist. She is beautiful, warm and hugely talented. The reaction to her music on my radio programs has been fantastic." - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2, London.
In the Summer of 2010 Callaghan, an up and coming British singer-songwriter, packed up her life in London and moved to Atlanta. Callaghan had secured a collaboration with one of her musical heroes - the Grammy Nominee Shawn Mullins. Mullins had heard her music through MySpace. After being knocked out by her voice and songs, he agreed to produce the young singer's first album. Callaghan performs on piano and guitar. Her music blends the sounds of Folk, Americana and Pop. Her rich and haunting vocals have been compared to Sarah McLachlan, Norah Jones and Emmy Lou Harris.
Since moving to the USA she has played shows and festivals across 20 states, secured TV and Radio appearances and been in the studio recording her debut album. Her album, Life in Full Colour, is set to launch in June 2011.