Appearances May-June 2023
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Reviews and Accolades
Festival Workshops
Unitarian Universalist Programs
February Sky - The Long Story, and What About That Name???
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Phil's Folk Curmudgeon Review
Cooper & Nelson and Cooper, Nelson & Early Recordings

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It’s still early Spring here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Some persistent mounds of unmelted snow remain here and there in the shade, but the trees are just starting to show tender green buds.  The first Spring flowers will soon rise shyly above the ground.  We love the way some parts of the Northern forest that will soon be hidden by lush green leaves are clearly visible now.  We also love that the sudden swarms of mosquitoes that arrive in late May are not yet here!

We’re continuing our online in the round concerts this month with the versatile and multi-talented duo Small Potaroes (  Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso are great folks as well as great musicians, and we’re looking forward to working with them again.

After the May concert, we will take a break from our online concerts until September.  There are so many concert venues and festivals that have re-opened to live audiences, and we know that people will want to be out and about in the fine weather, rather than sitting in front of a screen.  Not to mention that we ourselves will be performing at a number of these venues and festivals this Summer, and they will be keeping us busy!  But not to worry, when the air turns cool and crisp, and the leaves begin to turn, we will be back with more online shared concerts

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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