Cooie & Bob
Cooie DeFrancesco is a Vermont songbird who lends a unique and heartfelt depth to a lyric, using guitar to complement the power of her vocal interpretations. Roots blues, country & western, jazz and folk are her first loves. A relative newcomer, Cooie has shared the stage with many of Vermont’s top musicians and bands, making great strides since her start just a few short years ago.
Guitarist Bob Gagnon was raised not far from the Canadian border, began playing and studying the guitar at the age of six, and learned Quebecois fiddle tunes and songs from the American songbook. After studying jazz guitar at Ithaca College, Gagnon returned to Vermont and formed the Bob Gagnon Trio in 1989. He has continued to play in various musical settings that reflect his wide-ranging influences.