Cooie DeFrancesco will perform at Will Rogers Saturday

SARANAC LAKE – Cooie DeFrancesco will perform traditional tunes, popular music and original songs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13 at Saranac Village at Will Rogers.

Born in St. Albans, Vermont, Cooie’s nickname was the result of her baby brother’s pronunciation of her given name, Carolyn. Music has been her life-long companion and source of comfort and after a “decades-long stretch of inattention, avoidance and stage fright,” Cooie is making her music known.

Says Sal DeFrancesco, “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.”

This program is open to the public and a $5 donation is requested. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 518-891-7117.

To listen to a sampling of her music, visit www.cooiesings.com.