Cooper Carter is a world-renown songwriter and music instructor. Cooper is also the creator of the YouTube sensation SoloAWeek™ – a video series in which he performs and teaches in detail a new, lesser-known guitar solo each week. SoloAWeek™ has featured solos from every genre of music, and currently boasts over 10,000 weekly subscribers and more than 1,200,000 video views. Find SoloAWeek™ on this website and at www.YouTube.com/SoloAWeek.
Cooper’s childhood was spent studying the music of songwriters such as Shawn Mullins, the Indigo Girls, and Matthew Sweet. By the age of twelve, he had developed a guitar style informed both by these influences and by the guitar work of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughan, David Gilmour, and Joe Bonamassa. In a summer program at Berklee College of Music in 2005, Cooper studied songwriting, advanced music theory, and rock guitar performance, developing a new appreciation for the techniques and styles of virtuoso guitar players like John Petrucci, Eric Johnson, and Greg Howe. As a solo artist, Cooper’s songwriting style therefore reflects a combined love of the guitar’s unique voice and that of carefully-penned lyrics and heartfelt vocal melodies. As a solo artist, with Cooper Carter & the Royal Senders, he pairs a guitar-driven, energetic musical approach with a compositional and lyrical style informed by those of singer-songwriters greats.