Scott Cooper & the Barrelmakers is a Santa Cruz-based Americana jam band led by Bay Area veteran musician Scott Cooper. The band showcases Cooper's songwriting with jams that build in dynamics culminating in climactic jams. Cooper is familiar to many through his work with the China Cats, Gary Gates Band and others. Cooper's first CD reached #5 on Relix magazine's jam band radio charts and the follow-up "Batik in Blue" has just been released to more great reviews.
Fans of the Grateful Dead, Dylan, Ry Cooder, etc. will appreciate the band's songs, grooves and jams.
The band includes former Dark Star Orchestra drummer Mark Corsolini, lead guitarist Fred Rodriguez, versatile veteran bassist Terry Shields, and pianist Lachlan Kane who also contributes original material and stellar harmony vocals.