Cooper Street is...


Peter Goodman   Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica, & Keyboards
Kevin Drinkard  Guitar & Vocals
Blake Cooper    Bass & Guitar
Dan Phipps      Drums & Vocals


Cooper Street: Americana Rock with Soul from the Heart of Santa Cruz

We're Cooper Street, an alt-country rock band bringing the sounds of Americana straight from the California coast. We're inspired by the legends you know - Wilco, Drive-by Truckers, Ryan Adams - but we add our own original twist of thoughtful lyrics and catchy melodies with some deep-cut covers and even a well-known cover thrown in-between. 

We crank out edgy rock anthems and heart-wrenching ballads, pouring our energy into every note. Whether you listen to our records or catch us live, you'll feel the passion we pour into our music.

Speaking of records, we just finished our forth one, "Yesterday Seemed So Easy". The title is from the lyrics to "Merry Go Round" a beautiful song Kevin wrote. This record is 13 original songs exploring everything from love and loss to friendship and hope. There's a story in every track, and we think you'll want to add it to your regular playlist. Head over to our website's "Records" section to take a listen or listen on your preferred streaming service like iTunes or Spotify. 

The Songwriters

Peter Goodman brings a lyrical depth you don't often hear these days. His rock-solid alternative tunes are refreshing, thought-provoking, and sometimes hit you right in the feels. When he's not rocking out with the band, you might catch him doing a solo gig at a quieter venue.

Kevin Drinkard adds another layer of awesomeness to our sound. He throws down some seriously expressive fingerstyle guitar work, weaving in melodies, leads, and even the occasional power chord to keep things interesting.

Dan Phipps writes great songs, and they are so fun to play. Peter's daughter says her favorite Cooper Street song is one written by Dan. 

When We're Not Making Music

When we're not creating music, we're just regular Santa Cruz folks. Peter runs his own consulting business, Kevin keeps the minds of Santa Cruz County students sharp as the Math Coordinator for the Office of Education, Dan has retired after a life as an IT whiz, and Blake, well, Blake's retired after designing some pretty cool communication headsets in his day.

Our diverse backgrounds come together to create the unique sound of Cooper Street. We're professional, prompt, and have a set list that can last up to four hours, ready to bring the music to any venue.

So, if you're looking for Americana rock with a California soul, look no further than Cooper Street. 

Booking Contact Info

Peter Goodman