LL Cooper

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Photos by Kenny Braun

"When it comes to salt-of-the-earth, working-class roots rock, groups don't come much more solid than LL Cooper, the semi-eponymous band led by Houston/Austin roots vet Larry Cooper... Reminiscent of the Bottle Rockets, Uncle Tupelo/Son Volt and Alejandro Escovedo, Cooper's not kidding around on lyrics like "When the bottle's your only friend, you're coughing up the blood, and your lungs will start to flood."  Chris Gray, Houston Press


"L.L. Cooper's Old Hardin Store Road plays like a sparkling amalgamation of world-weary road tested musical genres... Cooper's balance of humor and heartache and make it an engaging expression of emotion."  Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle


"As he opened his semi-eponymous band LL Cooper's set with rock-inflected country barnstormer "Harvey Keitel", Cooper's strong vocals and clean sense of melody hit home...  Throughout his set, Cooper provided a reminder of what country-rock used to be back when Gram Parsons was at the helm, long before it had its own magazine.  Cooper's not playing to a scene, or keeping up an image - he's just doing his thing, and damn, does he do it well."  Nicholas L. Hall, Houston Press


The songs are filled with familial and relationship heartache - but any hints of bitterness are tempered by Cooper's subtle wit...  LL Cooper reminds you less of honky-tonk and more of a worthy successor to rock royalty like Son Volt, James McMurtry, Lucinda Williams, and Neil Young.  Bart Fehr, ENVY Magazine