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Scott Cooper / Press

“A lot of Cooper’s influences are the very same styles of music that influenced Grateful Dead’s eclectic sound, including bluegrass, R&B, blues, soul, classic country and New Orleans jazz.”

Aaron Carnes - Good Times, Santa Cruz

"The singer-songwriter delivers thoughtful, literate tunes that stick with you."

New Times, San Luis Obispo

"Holy cow, Scott Cooper’s new CD A Leg Trick is a phat collection of 11 bluesy, jammy, Americana tunes ... Polished and infectious, it’s a CD you can love on the first listen. It’s a pretty sweet CD."

"Cooper is the guitarist for the Dead tribute band China Cats, but his credits are as long as your arm (Secret Chimp, Gary Gates Band, Rusty Zinn, Banana Slug String Band, Stackabones, Deep Blue Sea, etc.) and his excellent new jammy/New Orleans rock 'n' R&B CD "A Leg Trick" hit No. 5 on Relix Magazine's jam band radio charts."

"The album is an 11-track conglomeration of groove-based American rock sprinkled with blues, country and New Orleans-inspired sounds to bring out the best boogie-woogie flavor in each song."

"... it sounds like something a well-oiled roots/jam band could have done in one good night.... A showcase for his songwriting ... he can write material worthy of the bands he loves."