February Sky
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February Sky

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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"Lilli Kuzma, host of Folk Festival on WDCB Public Radio (Glen Ellyn/ Chicago)"

February Sky, a duo comprised of Phil Cooper and Susan Urban, combines the musical talent and chemistry (this pair has been a long-time “item”!) of Phil’s traditional influences and beautiful guitar work with Susan’s stellar songwriting, delivering songs that tell stories of lives and feelings, resonate with messages of social justice, and entertain with quirky humor that adroitly exposes human nature.

In concert, February Sky presents a delightful pairing of two talented, genuine and personable souls, and an eclectic repertoire of traditional music, original ballads, silly songs, and much more. The harmony blend is lovely! The jokes--mainly groaners! You will leave the show smiling and feeling just fine. - February Sky Concert Review


"The Door Jam, Sister Bay, WI"

Chicago based Duo who travels the country bring their unique style of music to coffee houses and Unitarian Churches. This will not be your typical coffee house music. You will hear incredible music that you will not hear anywhere else, guaranteed. I have known these folks for many years and have enjoyed every performance. Susan Urban is a Chicago songwriter, and Phil plays the guitar in an outstanding open tuning style. Susan and Phil are both seasoned performers, and we are honored to have them in our area. Susan is an outstanding storytelling songwriter, and Phil is a true master on the guitar. Together with a variety of other instruments Susan and Phil will present some incredible material. It is not a stretch to say that their music touches something deep inside, it has been said, “their music feeds the soul.” Don’t miss this concert! - Lloyd Michalsen


"Edgar's Place"

“You guys do a show that makes people think and laugh. And your jokes are really terrible.” –Steve Aultz, Edgar’s Place, Park Forest, IL - Steve Aultz


"Delta Friends of Folk"

“Susan’s originals and Phil’s traditional music unexpectedly complement each other very well, not to mention that the vocal and instrumental blend is stunning." –Kathryn Morski, Deltafolks, Escanaba, MI - Kathryn Morski


"Live! From the Living Room Acoustic Showcase"

February Sky combines articulate guitar, exhuberant voice, tender emotion, high spiritedness, and wicked good songwriting into a scintillating pentacle of life experience, philosophical understanding, and the uncanny. --Maggie Ferguson, Live! From the Living Room Acoustic Showcase, Pontiac, MI - Maggie Ferguson


"Dancing Crane Coffee House"

"We wanted you to know that everyone enjoyed your music and are looking forward to your return! We will look forward to your next visit." --Jim & Cathy LeBlanc, Dancing Crane Coffee House, Brimley, MI - Jim & Cathy LeBlanc


Discography

February Sky CD was released in November 2008. We have had a lot of airplay from this album on folk radio stations. As of June 2009, we have completed a six piece EP entitled "4 Stories and a Couple of Tunes."

For videos of February Sky live performances, go to www.youtube.com/user/tradfolky1

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February Sky is traditional singer and Celtic guitarist Phil Cooper with songwriter and singer Susan Urban. Phil sings and plays his own arrangements of traditional songs and tunes on six string guitar and cittern, and he also interprets a number of carefully chosen songs from the best of modern Folk song writers, as well as backing Susan up on her songs. Susan Urban is a writer of story songs and humorous "slice of life" songs. She accompanies her songs, plus Phil’s songs and tunes, on six and 12-string guitar, six string banjo, mountain dulcimer, and hand percussion instruments. Phil and Susan present a combination of old and new songs addressing the widest possible range of experience, complete with vocal harmony, intricate instrumentation and thoughtful stagecraft. They believe that Folk Music is a continuum - whether the songs are self-penned or have a history thousands of years old, as long as they speak to the human condition and the human heart, they carry on the Folk Music tradition.