John Dodge and Don Cooper are excited about their future as a band. They are building momentum after doing a show with Jackson Browne and James Taylor last summer. Don told us, “Together we’re ‘Don Juan’, thats our name”.
Cooper says that he “Loves to write songs, and loves to play guitar”, but he didn’t think he could make a living doing it. He was an English teacher “Just in case”. He said how he held onto this “Just-in-case attitude” for a long time. He finally realized that he was settling for something less than what made him happy.
It is clear that Cooper has found what he loves to do now. He got back into the music business and says, “It makes me more real, it makes it feel like you’re livin”.
Being on the road so much can cause tension and complicate things, Dodge says, “It’s tough, but it’s worth it”. He emphasizes that, “You don’t have to live in the Hollywood Hills”, or “Drive a Mercedes-Benz”.
They hope to have a product on the streets, or on the airwaves by the end of the summer.