Samuel Cooper

Profile Updated: April 11, 2019
Residing In: Nashville, TN USA
Spouse/Partner: Dawn A. Cooper
Occupation: songwriter/producer/musician/live event host/consultant AND professional square peg in a round hole
Children: Daniel, born 1987, Joshua, born 1989 & Kevin Cooper, born 1990 and step-son Alex Brunner, born 1987
Homepage: www.jericat.com
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School Story:

I think I flew under the radar for the most part. Most of my school activity revolved around being a part of the cadet band as a trumpet player...that got me out of phys ed. My legitimate extracurricular activities involved being a member of A.Z.A., a Jewish fraternal organization. In my mind, I was quite forgettable in those days...even I've forgotten (or repressed) a lot of memories from the years leading into the early 70's. I had two best friends, both in the band at school. I wasn't a social butterfly or a hunk or a brain. In reflection, I don't know that I had any noble ambitions back then. I'm thinking I was pretty naive and may still be, but, despite that, I've landed on my feet with a wealth of happiness now.

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While officially "retired", I'm busier than ever as a part of a music scene in Nashville, TN. The Americana trio I'm 1/3 of, The Chick'N Dix, is a totally fun group involved with live performance and recording. Along the way, we are constantly surprising people that don't expect much from performers over 60. Falling through the cracks is an art I've been perfecting ever since high school, but I'm learning to embrace self-esteem as the years go by. Dropped out of VCU in sophomore year and escaped to NJ at the beginning of 1972 where I was held prisoner until 2006 as a musician while being a worker, a husband and a father. Some of this was actually great, since I hadn't planned on any of it when I left Richmond. I'm not sure I or anyone else in Richmond had much of a clue that I could actually get into the music business and make a living, but eventually, that's what happened. In 2006, I discovered where I belonged all along, Nashville, TN, where I now write and produce music and videos in several genres, not just country. My work has involved me with Grammy, Oscar, and Emmy winners and nominees as well as members of various entertainment halls of fame, but I claim none of that power or fame for myself, though I have been featured in a few shows at Nashville's legendary Ryman Auditorium. My wife and I also still own a great home five miles from the ocean in Ocean Township, NJ, a town near Asbury Park (which is just being renovated), some land by Chesdin Landing (over 28 acres) in Chesterfield County, VA and a few properties in my current home, Nashville, TN. Looking to simplify, our real estate outside of Tennessee is all available for sale. I'm blissfully married to my second wife, Dawn, the world's greatest optician. There are three boys from my first marriage and my step-son, all independent single adults leading relatively happy and successful lives, themselves. Anyone wanting to keep up with me can send their e-mails to jericat@yahoo.com or add me as a friend on facebook or at www.reverbnation.com/samcooperjericatmusic, where there are tons of photos and more information, regularly updated. There is a main website which I loosely maintain, www.jericat.com, with over 150 recordings. A Google search will probably turn up some videos and other websites, too.

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Damn time for going so fast as we get older!

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Posted: Jan 06, 2015 at 9:58 PM

Sam Cooper performing I'VE GOT NEWS FOR YOU

Live at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ (1990) for the 3rd Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival...onstage with Billy Hector and the Fairlanes (John Luraschi--bass guitar, Van Romaine--drums, Billy Lilly--harmonica) plus Karen Ashton. The emcee was Lee Mrowicki.
Posted: Jan 06, 2015 at 9:59 PM

Sam Cooper performing I'VE GOT NEWS FOR YOU

Live at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ (1990) for the 3rd Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival...onstage with Billy Hector and the Fairlanes (John Luraschi--bass guitar, Van Romaine--drums, Billy Lilly--harmonica) plus Karen Ashton. The emcee was Lee Mrowicki.
Posted: Jan 06, 2015 at 10:02 PM

ORANGE MAN - the original version performed acoustically 030214

This is the song as it pretty much was originally done in early 2009 when we wrote it. Thanks to my co-writers...Chris Gantry, Brenda Enderson and Kate McCoy. There may be some, but any other versions are derivations based on this one--this is the REAL one written and copyrighted in 2009. It's about the joy of wanting to get out of trouble after the joy of getting into it. Hard to believe an old guy like me doing this, huh?