Cooie Sings For Your Residents
Carolyn (Cooie) DeFrancesco performs in over 70 different Retirement, Rehabilitation, Memory Care, Assisted Living and Independent Living homes throughout Vermont, New Hampshire and New York. She also performs in various homes on both the West and East Coast.
In Cooie's own words: "I particularly love to bring music to elder facilities. Music does such wonders for the soul! I love to reach out to people and help bring out their joy with rhythm and song. My repertoire is carefully curated to include many old-time tunes that have fallen out of circulation. I'm honored to do what I can to keep these wonderful songs alive - especially when I see people calling out the lyrics right along with me as I'm singing."
Cooie is a regular at most of the rehab/retirement homes throughout Vermont including Burlington, St Albans, Middlebury, Rutland, St. Johnsbury, Montpelier, New Hampshire Including Lebanon, NH, Littleton, NH, in New York including Saranac, Willsboro, and Plattsburgh, NY areas. She also performs in Delaware, Southern Florida and in Portland area, Oregon. She is always asked back and is fast becoming one of the most popular musicians. Her set is carefully tailored to the residents and she always interacts with her audience taking requests and bringing her playbook so any of the residents may select their favorites. If she doesn't know a song she will learn it to perform on her next visit.
So here I go:
So please let me introduce you to Cooie DeFrancesco, a Vermont singer, songwriter and guitarist. Cooie’s clear and vibrant vocal stylings bring lyrics to life, whether she’s singing traditional tunes, popular songs, or originals. Her beautiful, tone perfect, soulful voice brings new life to both traditional and popular songs, and her music encompasses a dollop of blues, a touch of jazz, a bit of folk and some old time rock'n'roll. Cooie brings to each song a true and melodic voice as well as unique interpretive skills, using expressive vocal arrangements to take a lyric back to its foundation. Her beautiful and full voice is a joy to the soul and her passion for a song's meaning and spirit will evoke the same feelings in you. I think her soulful, melodic voice will surprise and please you.
Who's Sorry Now
Performed April 27, 2020
Music written by Ted Snyder Lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. Published in 1923
"Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
By Duke Ellington (Music 1940) & Bob Russell (Lyrics 1942)
Performed By Cooie DeFrancesco