The Dreamsicles

The Dreamsicles

BandFolkAdult Contemporary

Songs that will lift you to heaven, tickle your funny bone and make you shake your booty whether you plan to or not!

Biography

"Cleverly-worded pop confections that swiftly live up to the pair's billing"
Mike Joyce, The Washington Post

"An acoustic Earth, Wind & Fire..."
JA, Sing Out!

Introducing The Dreamsicles- the Texas based folk/pop duo featuring Tom Prasada-Rao and Cary Cooper. Two voices and a guitar, intricate harmonies with a little cheerleading thrown in, singing love songs for grown ups. They've been touring together for two years, and have just finished their second CD.

Both Tom and Cary are Kerrville New Folk Competition Winners-accomplished songwriters in their own right. They draw on their experience in classical violin, musical theater, raising kids,and living in the third world to create songs which navigate the territory between Everything ButThe Girl and Leonard Cohen, Lucy Kaplansky and Krishna Das.

"This pop-folk-funk duo has it all sewed up baby, and damn is it fine."
JA, Sing Out!

Tom Prasada-Rao and Cary Cooper fell in love in the spring of 2002. They started writing songs together almost immediately, songs that describe the roller coaster rideof finding love again later in life.They set out to create something different, not for 13 year olds with allowance money, but for parents with mortgages and divorces. Soon their songs started developing a certain motif; celebrating the experience, the fear, the sexuality, and the longing of those who have actually been around the block.

The Dreamsicles second album "Luv Songs For Grownups" picks up where their self-titled debut left off. Like their live shows, it's honest, vulnerable, and sassy. They aren't afraid to laugh at themselves or to wear their hearts on their sleeves, and they open thedoor for their audiences to do the same. They were nominated for three 2004 Just Plain Folks awards including Contemporary Album of the Year, and again in 2006 for New Folk Album of the Year and New Folk Song of the Year.

"Stealing the show was theDreamsicles' Cary Cooper whose duets with Tom Prasada-Rao were some of the best I've ever heard. It's as if their voices were destined to meet, two people connecting soul to soul."
Bryn Benson, On The Map Concerts

Discography

The Dreamsicles
Luv Songs for Grown Ups
Incoming (TPR)
The Way Of The World (TPR)
Hear You Laughing (TPR)
Christmas In The Ashram (TPR)
Out Of The Blue (TPR)
Kissing God (TPR)
Gypsy Train (CC)
Yellow (CC)