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Mike Cooley (musician)

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Origin  Tuscumbia, Alabama
Name  Mike Cooley
Labels  ATO Records

Years active  1985–present
Instruments  Vocals Guitar
Role  Singer
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Occupation(s)  Singer-songwriter Guitarist
Associated acts  Drive-By Truckers Jason Isbell Shonna Tucker
Music group  Drive-By Truckers (Since 1996)
Genres  Rock music, Soul music, Alternative country
Albums  The Fool on Every Corner, The Dirty South, Decoration Day, Southern Rock Opera, The Big To‑Do

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John Michael "Mike" Cooley (born September 14, 1966) is a songwriter, singer, and guitarist from Tuscumbia, Alabama, near Muscle Shoals. He is a member of the band Drive-By Truckers.


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Cooley received his first guitar at age 8, spending time with a local bluegrass musician to pick up the instrument. In 1985, he formed the punk-influenced band Adam's House Cat with Patterson Hood. The band was chosen as a top ten Best Unsigned Band by a Musician contest in the late 1980s. After the demise of Adam's House Cat, Cooley and Hood performed as a duo under the name "Virgil Kane." They eventually started a new band, "Horsepussy," before splitting for a few years. It was during this split that Hood moved to Athens, Georgia and began forming what would become Drive-By Truckers "with the intent of luring Cooley back into the fold.

With the Drive-by Truckers

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Hood and Cooley formed Drive-By Truckers in 1996. Cooley contributed one song to their debut record Gangstabilly and three songs to the follow-up, Pizza Deliverance. Cooley wrote five songs for the breakout double album Southern Rock Opera, which received a four star rating from Rolling Stone Magazine. Cooley added four songs to the Truckers' next two records Decoration Day and The Dirty South, including his signature song "Carl Perkins' Cadillac". He wrote two songs for the follow-up A Blessing and a Curse and seven for Brighter Than Creation's Dark. He has written three songs for each of the Truckers' records Go-Go Boots and The Big To Do and six songs for their 2014 release English Oceans.

Solo career

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In 2013, Cooley released his first solo effort The Fool On Every Corner, a live album recorded at Atlanta's The EARL.


Live Albums
  • The Fool On Every Corner (2013)
  • References

    Mike Cooley (musician) Wikipedia

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