Mike Cooley to Headline FREE Anniversary Show at Intuition Ale Works on December 5th
In partnership with Flying Saucer Presents, we are excited to announce that Mike Cooley will be headlining Intuition’s 11th Anniversary celebration on December 5th!
It will be a FREE, all-ages show in the Bier Hall.
Mike Cooley is best known as a founding member of the Drive-By Truckers. Founded in 1996, the band has released thirteen studio albums, including their 2001 opus “Southern Rock Opera,” which used the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash as a springboard to examine misconceptions about the American South. More recently, DBT has rediscovered Southern soul and rhythm and blues, and released two new records in 2020. They continue to tour relentlessly, and have developed a diehard following throughout the United States.
Despite his bad nerves and tongue-in-cheek penchant for self-deprecation, Cooley shines when performing his bare-bones live set, tossing aside his guitar pick and playing almost everything with his fingers. “Strip it, strip it, strip it down,” he says, alluding to the mantra that has guided his solo performances. “What’s left is the song and nothing else.”
“I still feel the need to play in front of an audience and the challenge of going onstage by myself is an opportunity to grow in ways that carry over to the DBT shows,” he says.
Cooley will be joined at the Anniversary celebration by special guest Parker Gispert. Gispert has been the frontman for the Athens-based band The Whigs for nearly two decades. After five critically acclaimed albums with The Whigs, Gispert now records and tours primarily as a solo artist. “Sunlight Tonight”, his first album as a solo artist, was released in November 2018 by the New West Records subsidiary Normaltown Records.
The Bier Hall at Intuition Ale Works is located at 929 E. Bay Street Jacksonville, FL 32202
12:00 – Anniversary party begins, with special releases and BBQ from the world-famous Midnight Smokers
2:00 – Parker Gispert
2:45 – Mike Cooley
4:30 – Jaguars at Rams on the big screen