****"Jack Rabbit" is the 2007 Grand Prize Winner for Best Song in the Children's Category in the JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING COMPETITION! Congratulations JACK RABBIT, and his author, Clancy Bounds.
****"The Oak" is the 2007 Finalist in the Children's category in the JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING COMPETITION! Congrats Again, Clancy!
Cooper and Bounds are a San Francisco based songwriting and singing duo who have both been nominated nationally for best song at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas and The Napa Folk Festival in California. They perform locally at festivals and venues in the bay area.
Uh Oh Moon Reviews:
"There is so much to love about this CD: Intelligent, introspective tunes and beautifully blended voices riding on a bed of tasty instrumentation and impeccable production values, for starters … great for bedtime, daytime, anytime actually." -John Wood, "THE JOHN WOOD REVUE" Kidzmusic.com
"Cooper and Bounds seem to have found each other in some type of divine musical intervention, because their voices sound so natural together."- Stephanie Joudrey, indie-music.com (March 4. 2006)
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"Voices and songs that melt in your heart, and a consciousness that makes you stand up with gospel fervor and say, "YES".-Terri Garthwaite, Joy of Cooking, Singer, Producer-
"Outstounding vocals, harmonies made in heaven, strange and beautiful lyrics; and there is something more than that, something special about them just on the other side of where words can't go. Be prepared to laugh; not because they are funny (they are), but because they bring such joy to the stage. And be prepared to cry-not because their songs are so sad, but because they touch you with such sweetness and sharpness that it is physically tangible. There is a high level of integrity to these musical creations. An unexpected sophistication woven through seemingly simple stories sung to straightforward melodies. The musicianship and technical arrangements belie that simplicity, seducing the intellect, until caught delightfully unaware by the heart." -Heidi Barton, Mainstage Director of the San Francisco Folk Festival (nine years ) Concert Promoter and Founder, "Music for the Folk By the Folk"-
"Their harmonies are heavenly and their original lyrics are strange and hauntingly beautiful. They¹ve been enormous hits at the last two San Francisco Folk Festivals."
-Randy Pitts, Director, Freight and Salvage, Berkeley
THE STORY OF THE UH OH MOON
THE UH OH MOON: You leave your house. In your mind, maybe in a dream, you can fly, swim around through rainbows, avoiding the points of stars, but in any case, you are out of the house and on an adventure and it is night and the moon is as big and as round as the earth. UH OH.
AFRICA: Oddly, given that just a minute a go you were surrounded by the dark night, you are in Africa and the sky is red and the hills are blue. We think the hills are blue to coax Giraffes into keeping their heads held high. Giraffe's tongues are blue and so they like to be near their friend, the sky.
ON OUR PLANET: And then you think, being a Citizen of This Planet is an interesting thing. You like it and decide to circle round it and sing about what you see. You hope you can remember by morning.
JACK RABBIT: Looking down, you see Jack The Rabbit, a tricky guy who hops in, hops out, and loves the one he's with.
THE HERE AND NOW: He lives in the Here and Now.
THE COYOTE: In Taos, where Coyote hangs his hat, ladies hide their laundry and stash their pearls away. Coyote pleads our case with the moon and can be seen doing this after a few drinks every so often.
GREEN VALLEYS: In the Rain Forest, a bird is finding a new home. They have to move a lot because the trees keep getting cut down and then they pop up somewhere else. It's a good thing they don't have much stuff to pack.
THE HAPPY LOSER: On an Island you decide it would be nice to have a million dollars. You don't know where you'll put a million dollars exactly because you don't have any pockets. It would be nice however.
THE OAK: In Ireland you sit down and lean up against an ancient oak. He tells you of his life, the rain that falls on him and the birds who land their tiny feet on his branches. He has seen the world and passers by for so long it makes you know how young and how small you are.
HUG ME: Back at school you are standing in the hall. You are waiting for a showdown. But you just hug instead. It's much more fun.
THIS TOWN: You are back on the road, on main street, in your town, walking. You have a hole in your sock which makes for an interesting dance.
GLAD FOR THE END OF THE DAY: And finally, you are Glad, as you are tired and it is almost a new day.