‘Goodbye My Friends’ is the second single dropped from James Van Cooper’s debut Americana album, Coming Home, out September 7 and now available for pre-order through iTunes. It follows on from the release of lead single, ‘Passing Through’. James Van Cooper and his 4-piece band will be touring this September/October to celebrate the release of Coming Home and has just added more dates to the tour including a show here in Newcastle at The Stag & Hunter Hotel on Saturday, October 27th.
A classic uptempo rollick, ‘Goodbye My Friends’ was penned by Van Cooper along with all the other tracks on the album except for ‘Demolition’, which he co-wrote with Dean Ray. Produced in the US by Scott Campbell, Coming Home is full of edgy alt-country cool and features renowned session players, including Steve Taylor (piano, keyboards), Hayley Brownell (drums, percussion), Rodrigo Moreno (bass guitar) and Matt Pynn (lap steel on ‘Passing Through’ and ‘Come Home‘), with Van Cooper on lead vocals, harmonies, acoustic and electric guitars.
Joining James Van Cooper and his band on tour will be special guest Axle Whitehead opening the shows. Axle returns to Australia after starring in US TV productions Shameless and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD and is keen to test a new collection of songs accompanied by ARIA award-winning, Carl Dimataga.
Friday, 14 September | SLYFOX, Enmore, NSW (Album Launch)
Saturday, 15 September | Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Saturday, 22 September | The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth (Country Album Launch)
Thursday, 4 October | The Fyrefly, St Kilda, Vic
Friday, 5 October | Spotted Mallard, Brunswick, Vic
Friday, 19 October | The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Saturday, 20 October | The Royal Hotel, Queanbeyan, NSW
Saturday, 27 October | The Stag & Hunter, Newcastle, NSW
*** Coming Home CDs available at live shows ***
COMING HOME (DIGITAL ALBUM) BY JAMES VAN COOPER
OUT SEPTEMBER 7 – PRE-ORDER NOW: