Devin Cooper is a 21-year-old Bluesy Rock ‘N Roll & Country artist originally from Innisfail, AB.
After the release of an EP (2013) and two singles (2014 & 2015), Devin’s sound has become focused with storytelling lyrics, encompassing the roots of blues, rock, and country. He grew up listening to artists such as Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and ZZ Top. More recently, Cooper has been influenced by artists such as Kip Moore, The Cadillac Three, and Chris Stapleton.
April 2018 came with the release of a new single for Cooper, called “Nothin’ on You”. “I was incredibly excited to get back in the studio and record this song. As I continue to write, with many different co-writers, I can hear how my sound is progressively evolving.” On April 27th when the song was released, Cooper reached #64 on the iTunes Top 200 Country songs charts, being the only unsigned artist on the charts.
In 2017, breaking into the country scene, Cooper hit the airwaves with a raw and emotional song "No Chasing You", featuring a groovy head bobbing mid-section, with tasteful guitar licks influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, and powerful choruses. “We all took elements of our personal life where someone has left us high and dry, and brought them together to create this song. It is something a lot of people can relate to,” says Cooper.
“No Chasing You” was recorded at OCL Studio’s, outside of Calgary, and co-produced by Spencer Cheyne (Brett Kissel, Jocelyn Alice, George Canyon) and Justin Kudding (Brett Kissel). The song features Cooper on lead guitar and vocals, Russ Broom (Jann Arden, Colin James, Johnny Reid) on rhythm guitar, Adam Dowling (George Canyon) on drums, Brendan Waters on organ, Kudding on bass, and Annika Odegard (Leaving Thomas) on backing vocals. Cooper co-wrote “No Chasing You” with Calgary based singer-songwriter Aaron Pollock, and Kingston based singer-songwriter Amanda Sadler.
Over the past three years, Cooper’s combination of blues, rock ‘n roll and country has lead him to play on many different stages, with over 200 shows across Canada and the United States since the summer of 2013. Following the release of “No Chasing You” Cooper showcased at Canadian Country Music Week on the Diamonds in The Rough Stage in Saskatoon (Sept. 2017). Kicking off summer 2017, Cooper was the main entertainment on the Stampede Float, leading the Calgary Stampede Parade during the televised event. Cooper was direct support for rock legend Lou Gramm (Foreigner) at the Rock 104.5 Birthday Bash in Olds, AB, after releasing his single “Cross the Line” in 2015.
Cooper was nominated for Blues Recording of The Year at the 2016 YYC (Calgary) Music Awards. In 2014, while 17-years-old, his first single, “Till the Morning Comes”, hit #4 on the iTunes "New Blues Releases” charts.
“I’ve been writing a ton of new material lately, and am getting ready to head back into the studio. I’m really excited to get back to OCL and lay down some new tunes, which will be released in early 2018,” says Cooper.
Art type: Live Music
What this Artist plays most of the time
Home base: Innisfail
Appeals most (but not limited) to: Teens, University Students, Male and Female 18-35