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Strings in the Woods with Dana Cooper

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Mary Moore Searight Park

704 Decker Prairie

Austin, TX 78748

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Strings in the Woods featuring Dana Cooper

$20 suggested donation for concert
$30 for guided walk and concert


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Out of the heartland of America, stomping grounds of Truman and Twain, “powerhouse” troubadour Dana Cooper dedicated himself to a life of music over 40 years ago. This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories and commanding presence. He is the recipient of the 2014 Heritage Musician award from Pilgrim Center for the Arts in Kansas City, MO. He was also named the 2015 Spirit of Folk award winner by Folk Alliance International. He has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage and the Kerrville Folk Festival where he was nominated for their Hall of Fame.

About your host Will Taylor
I grew up here and I know secret wild spots and stories about Austin that most don't. I've been a professional violinist and Austin music icon for over 20 years. I've played with folks such as Willie Nelson, Pearl Jam, Gary Clark Jr., and more. I'm a lover of the outdoors and the magic of bringing people into nature for life-changing moments of connection and musical bliss. I have been a concert presenter of 18 years.

What we’ll do
I'll take you on the only nature and acoustic music immersion experience currently in Austin. The experience will include a private guided walk to a natural acoustic concert spot on a private greenbelt or public park. You'll learn a few fun and interesting facts about history, nature, and scenery.

Acoustic music interludes along the route will be provided by Will Taylor like this: https://goo.gl/kApAhN

See our intro video here.

There will be 30-minute or longer concert at the midpoint—usually below a cliff or natural amphitheater-like feature. There will be a musical caravan on the return walk and for those that still have energy, we'll head to a pub or bar for an after-hang to share our experiences.

See more here or get on the update list at StringsintheWoods.com

Reviews:

We had a very unique experience and ended up with a private date with the pair of hosts. We got to know each other and loved the led mediatiation and private concert. We loved the music, as we are music lovers and the knowledge of nature duing the hike. We brought our little pups along and they were very understanding and accomodating, stopping for rest and water and even brought us to a spot they could take a quick dip to cool off in the water. We loved it and recommend to others. It was a nice date night trying something new and different. - Missy

This was a unique and special trip through time and nature, away from the hustle and bustle of automobiles and ever present screen proliferation. It is a very beautiful park in itself, but even better when you add the wonderful music, in a timeless retreat from now to any point in history with string music, you lose track of time and get closer to nature. Will and Karen were great guides, knowledgeable and thoughtful, and very talented. - Vernon

Will took us on a musical journey in nature that was incredible and therapeutic. We had a small group and hiked along a trail that was fairly leveled due to one of the hiker’s physical condition. Along the way Will made sure all of us were taken care of and having a good time. We were later joined by another amazing musician/cellist Charles. The only downside to this trip is that whenever I’m hiking now I miss Will and his gang of musicians. I’ve been spoiled. Next time I will bring my teenage kids. - Cassandra

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