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"DANCING ON THE MOON", the original song title cut single, receives FINALIST AWARD in 25th Annual Great American Song international songwriting contest!!  (March 2024)  Over 1,800 songwriters from 40+ countries entered this juried contest.  "Dancing on the Moon" was one of 100 Finalists, and placed Top 10 in the Adult Contemporary genre!  (

BIG THANKS to Gene Galligan for his great accompanying keyboard/synth work, and to co-producer and audio engineer Steve Ball for his great technical work! 

THE SONG and FULL ALBUM are AVAILABLE AT:  Tom Cooney on Bandcamp

Creative Original and Cover Music with Accomplished Voice and Guitar
Contemporary Folk, Pop, Blues and Jazz
NEW RELEASE, 'DANCING ON THE MOON' (Nov 2023), 10 original songs in contemporary folk, jazz, and blues styles.  Available at:  Tom Cooney on Bandcamp


Tom Cooney writes songs full of heart, soul, insight, and humor.  He is a skilled guitarist and vocalist who plays originals and covers in Contemporary Folk, Blues, Pop, and Jazz styles.  His joy of playing comes through in every song and performance.  Think James Taylor, Jason Isbell, Jahn Gorka, Ellis Paul, Los Lobos, Kasey Musgraves, Joni Mitchell, Patty Griffin, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Buble, Bill Withers, Muddy Waters, K’eb Mo, Ed Sheeran, and Asleep at the Wheel mixed into a diverse and exciting stew.
Tom has performed at the Martin Guitar Songwriters Showcase, Godfrey Daniels, and various clubs and private performances.  He has been a featured artist at various songwriting events including with the Philadelphia Area Songwriters Alliance (PASA) and the Connecticut Songwriters Association.  He is also a member of the Philly Songwriters Circle and the Godfrey Daniels Guitar Pull / Songwriters Circle.  Tom has served as host, co-host, and technical virtual host for many events with these organizations.
Tom teaches guitar, and music theory and composition.  He utilizes an approach focused on playing and creating, and integrating music theory real-time on the fingerboard with all lessons.  Tom created the original music YouTube podcasts ‘Songwriters Alive!’ And ‘3+ Songs for Prometheus’.  'Songwriters Alive!' episodes feature a live interview and performance with a songwriter from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.  '3 Songs for Prometheus' is a weekly live music podcast that features mostly original music, with a bit of chat, cheer, and useful info.  Both available on YouTube.

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