Ablett and Cooper

A photo of Ablett and Cooper

The love of acoustic fingerstyle guitar brought Don Ablett and Brent Cooper together some years ago. With common influences such as Bruce Cockburn, John Fahey, and Stefan Grossman, they have developed a style that has thrilled fans young and old around Southern Ontario. Both have a strong history of performance, Brent through his former years touring with the rock band, Mankind, and Don through many years of coffee houses and festivals.

Their first collaborative effort led to three tunes on Don’s CD, “Just Off Main Street” (2004). That success prompted them to write and record, culminating in their thoughtful, new CD, “Changing Landscapes” (June 2008). Their originals are greatly influenced by the environment around them.

Two of the most outstanding features noted by audiences are Brent and Don’s vocal harmonies and the complex and spectacular fingerstyle interplay between the two guitars.

Listen to a sample of their music:

A recent quote from a Brampton performance:

Your set list, arrangements, harmonies and solos all demonstrated a depth of musical connection and understanding that is truly wonderful to participate in as an audience member.

Jason R. M. Saunders, Brampton
Adjudicator 2008-2009 Season

The two musicians want to provide audiences of all ages with memorable instrumentals and songs with thought provoking lyrics. They love playing, and welcome the opportunity to play house concerts.

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