Cooie Sings in the Pub!
This Vermonter was born in St. Albans and raised in Burlington's South End. Cooie finds inspiration from Jimi, Janis, Cream, Spencer Davis Group, The Animals, Traffic, Procol Harum, Blind Faith, Chicago Transit Authority, Stevie Wonder. Earth, Wind & Fire, Blood Sweat & Tears, Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Emmylou Harris, Delbert McClinton, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Mark Knopfler, and the list goes on.
"I'm entranced by Patti LaBelle and the Bluebells backing up Laura Nyro's sweet soprano. And Aretha Franklin's "Amazing Grace" album with James Cleveland. I'm drawn to the Blues, and to ballads. Only in recent years have I started to trace blues music lineage back to the sources: Jimmy Reed, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Etta James, Otis Rush, T-Bone Walker, Rosetta Tharpe, Willie Dixon, Memphis Slim. Also, Leon Russell and JJ Cale's 1979 Paradise Studio recordings have been an inspiration to me. Those guys played up a storm."