"Acoustic Garage Rock, if there can be such a thing."
People with Scott Cooley CDs in their collection are typically generation X’ers from the great lakes region who don't take life too seriously. They appreciate the simple things in life and are satisfied with nothing more than looking out at a beautiful lake or a walk in the woods. Outside the music mainstream is where their tastes lie, and Scott Cooley music fans are the kinds of people who are always open to wandering off the beaten path. They might enjoy quiet pursuits like skiing or sailing to have fun, but also find time to enjoy music too - whether it's the sound of an acoustic guitar played live around a campfire, or a Scott Cooley CD on the living room stereo by the fireplace.
Women and men who work hard but like to take it easy have a fondness for this kind of music, and you might describe them with words like laid-back, casual, and mellow even though they haven't lost their wild sides and still like to rock out on occasion. Appreciators of a variety of genres of music in which the songwriter isn't afraid to speak the truth, yet does it tastefully, tend to get into this music. Folks who prefer to buy music that is locally made using real instruments by a real person with a certain level of intelligence, sophistication and culture - but not too much, enjoy this type of music.
Even those residing near America's coasts have an appreciation for the midwestern culture that is evident in Scott's music. Michiganders dig the "up north" state of mind and the weekend feel of genuine songs from this down-to-earth artist, even during the week when in their downstate home. Most of all, they have a passion for clever lyrics & catchy tunes with lighthearted humor and good storytelling in a lo-fi acoustic rock style. For some, it's hard to explain the strong spirit they sense behind these recordings, but the bottom line is listening to Scott's albums makes them feel good.