Daniel Kohn: What's been going on?
Cooper Boone: Since the GMA Advice Guru Search (final 4 out of 15,000), I have been approached by a television production company to develop a show. We are building a pilot now. I continue to write, tour and take culinary classes in NYC.
DK: Have there been any shows lately? If so, have you played any of the new stuff?
I still play out (new show is in North Carolina) I also try out my new material on fans to get a reaction to the new tunes.
DK: What have you been listening to lately that has inspired your songwriting?
CB: Lucinda Williams
DK: What has been the most rewarding aspect of the journey thus far?
CB: HANDS DOWN, the people I meet along the way. They reinforce the reality that GOOD peeps exist everywhere.
DK: Since the release of your latest record, has your backing band changed at all?
CB: Funny you ask that, I just went through a major shift. I am touring more acoustically now with guitar, vocals, fiddle and mandolin.
DK: What are your plans for the rest of 2011?
CB: Tours, taping my pilot, write music, finishing my cookbook and staying out of debt!
Check Cooper Boone's website for all the happenings with Coop and info when he will be in your town next.