Megan Cooper – What Would Dolly Do?

Event Description

Wondering what’s next, Megan Cooper asks ‘what would Dolly do?’.

The award winning songwriter shares tales of her own journey, via the stories and songs of her song writing hero, Dolly Parton with just a drop of the polite, sweet, sass. Many artists cite her as an influence but few can illicit the essence of Dolly as well as Megan Cooper. Cooper has a natural affinity with everything that is good in twang and rounding out the mountain sounds is her band The Polished Flaws.

“What Would Dolly Do” features new interpretations of Parton’s hidden gems and classics – and the songs that have taken Megan from her suburban Brisbane kitchen to the Outback… and back.

Expect hip shaking, sweet harmony, a good dose of Dolly… and a gosh darn good time!

“Cooper’s voice is as pure as a mountain stream” Noel Mengel, loudmouth

“Cooper has a voice as pure, strong and melodic as Dolly Parton or Crystal Gale” Michael Bailey, Australian Financial Review

“She has an utterly beautiful and engaging voice, the music is gracefully restrained and artfully decorated, and her tales tend to have that special sprinkling of love that you hope to find in old-fashioned, clever country music.” Arne Sjostedt, Sydney Morning Herald.


Friday March 18

9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Judith Wright Arts Centre


Judith Wright Arts Centre

420 Brunswick Street (Cnr Berwick Street) Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

About the Artists

Megan Cooper’s music is folksy, vintage, alt country… the sonic equivalent of a fragrant cup of tea with a sneaky shot of something a little stronger. She’s a hip shaking wicked whistler, who’s dodgy ankles led her around the mountain, back to the music of her river village upbringing.

With addictive melodies and extraordinary tales of common hearts, Cooper’s been earning praise since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album, Ghosts, Choirs & Kings.

For someone who sings the sad songs, she sure has a good time doing it. Her live shows are full of energy, sweet harmony and dry observation of the everyday. A natural performer, Cooper layers her shows with earthiness, energy and enthusiasm for the art of the story.

Her latest album Wild Mountain confirms she has an inbuilt affinity with everything that is good in twang, delivering a deliciously elegant serving of aural sweetness that is rooted in the traditions of Americana and Australian Folk.

Always song writing, usually in her kitchen, Cooper is a multi Queensland Music Awards finalist and producer of the travelling songwriters showcase The Cake and Cordial Sessions

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