Appearances November 2023
Appearances Further Out In Time...
Short Bio-Press Release
Newsletter Signup
Video on YouTube
Reviews and Accolades
Festival Workshops
Unitarian Universalist Programs
February Sky - The Long Story, and What About That Name???
Where We've Played
Contact Us...
Phil's Folk Curmudgeon Review
Cooper & Nelson and Cooper, Nelson & Early Recordings

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November in the North Country is quite lovely!  One of the great things about living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is that Autumns are long here.  Yes, we had a little bit of snow November 1st, but it was gone the next day, with the last of the colored leaves and the flaming tamarack trees still here to enjoy.

On Sunday, November 19th, we will present the next in our series of Zoom “house concerts,” with Kitty Donohoe.  Kitty is a truly fine musician, and we are very pleased to be working with her again.

We are working diligently on our 6th full length recording, entitled “Wheels of Time.”  We are planning a release date of Friday, January 19, 2024 at our annual concert sponsored by the Geneva Park District.  This recording will be available in online and CD formats. 

This month also includes the start of Bittersweet Christmas Band season on November 26th.  The schedule is posted at

February Sky lives in the town of Trout Lake in Michigan's Upper Peninsula,  We are full time touring musicians. Apparently the pandemic is largely over, but we are still live-streaming concerts with geographically distant artists, as well as playing live concerts.  Please check out our appearances for details.

"I've had the delight of watching two long time friends and musicians grow a duo. I've listened to Phil Cooper for years as part of a duo/trio/ensemble, with singing partner Margaret Nelson as the constant through all those years. Phil's darlin’ Susan wrote wonderful songs, sang wacky and ribald songs she'd found elsewhere and became an ever more deft musician through those years. Now they're a duo - February Sky - and the combination of Phil's incredible repertoire of very traditional song and tune and Susan's singer-songwriter orientation and addition of her skill with other instruments have been blended into something very different than what either had done before. Same songs, or tunes from previous repertoires... but whole different flavor. Each time I see them, what they do gets tighter, deeper, more distinctive.   'Course it helps that both are thoughtful, generous people who like each other lots.   --Joanne Laessig,  Folknet, Cleveland, OH

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