Live Music! 7-9pm
Performing: Henry Cooper
Initially a harmonica player influenced by Paul Butterfield, Henry Cooper taught himself to play guitar in open E tuning. This uncommon approach, which harks back to earlier times when an aspiring guitarist had to rely on his imagination to figure things out, has led Henry to develop a playing style that is inimitable. Growing up in Eugene, Cooper honed his skills while playing in numerous local bands, eventually co-founding the Portland Band, The Terraplanes. Before a stint with the Duffy Bishop Band, Cooper toured the U.S. and Europe with the legendary Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. A highly emotional and commanding stylist and multiple award winner from The Washington Blues Society, Henry Cooper’s contribution to the Northwest music scene over the years cannot be understated.