Liz Cooper & The Stampede + Airpark (formerly of The Apache Relay) – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – June 25th, 2017

Liz Cooper & The Stampede + Airpark (formerly of The Apache Relay)

Liz Cooper & The Stampede + Airpark (formerly of The Apache Relay)

Sunday June 25, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

GA $13 | Premier Plus $25

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available

• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service

Liz Cooper & The Stampede
Liz Cooper & The Stampede
“It started with golf clubs and country clubs, but now it’s all rock clubs,” Liz says, giggling. She spent the majority of her life developing her golf skills, only to drop her college scholarship to move to Nashville and pursue music. “Writing songs and playing the guitar came as naturally to me as golf did. But music tickled my brain in a way nothing else ever could.”

But, Liz didn’t know a soul in Nashville when she moved. So, she went and got a job at a familiar place: a country club. “Liz may not have known anyone when she moved here,” says the Stampede low-end provider Grant. “But now, I feel like she knows pretty much every person she walks past. She just doesn’t stop smiling, and people don’t stop smiling back.” Coincidentally—or not so coincidentally cuz, well, Nashville—some fellow co-workers at the country club also had a band. They called themselves Future Thieves, and they offered to record Liz’s first EP, Monsters. After that, Liz began writing songs as frequently as she smiles. She formed a band with Ky Baker on drums and Grant Prettyman on the weird long guitar, and they recorded the Live at the Silent Planet EP. And now, there’s enough new songs to record a full-length album.“The record we’re working on now is a combination of Liz’s darkly-lit, reclusive songwriting habits, and Grant and I’s Rolling Rock induced rock and roll” chimes Ky. “It’s about bringing our different styles together to create something that makes us all question what kind of music we even like anyways.”
Airpark is an alternative pop/rock duo made up of brothers Michael Ford, Jr. and Ben Ford – both formerly of The Apache Relay. Their namesake is a former private airport, long abandoned and finally repurposed by the city of Nashville as a community park.

Airpark founders Michael Ford, Jr. and Ben Ford have always played music together. Born 16 months apart outside New Orleans, the two landed in Nashville due to Hurricane Katrina and the pursuit of higher education.

In the years that followed, the brothers’ musical history evolved similar to that ever-changing airport. It ebbed and flowed with departures and arrivals . . . some delayed and some unexpected. These travels produced new perspective and brought Airpark back to the beginning – a duo, repurposed and a musical identity, reclaimed.

Their calling cards are instinctive melodies and family harmonies coupled over a groove-oriented, alt-pop fingerprint. Airpark is stoically sonic and uniquely committed to innovation over repetition. And so the evolution continues with new songs and redefined goals.

Michael Ford, Jr. and Ben Ford have been active in the diverse Nashville music scene since 2005. They have performed across the USA, Canada and Europe and alongside the likes of Mumford & Sons, Jenny Lewis, Young the Giant and Trampled By Turtles. Their music has been placed in such films as The Way Way Back, Safelight and the television program Legit on FX.
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180