When used correctly, social media is a wonderful thing. New people, new things, and new music come across your timeline daily (if you know where to look) and if you’re lucky, you might make some super cool connects.

A few months ago I started following one of the most inspiring, funny, and impressive musicians that I’ve yet to meet: Sean Padilla (aka The Cocker Spaniels). Also affectionately known as “The Cookie Man” (he’s also a baker; I ordered some of the best macadamia nut cookies I’ve EVER had and got to sample his music), Padilla is one of those people that you can’t help but root for.

An über talented musician (he plays all of the instruments on his album), Padilla writes and sings about his every day struggles and triumphs with ease. His  lyrics are relatable (how many people do we know fall into the category of the Overeducated Underclass?), and usually injected with humor (my favorite “Touch My Hair” is an hilarious recollection of strangers feeble attempts to (you guessed it) touch his hair).

Tonight, Memphis gets to see him in action.

On a cross country tour to promote his newest release “Sometimes You’ve Gotta Fight To Get A Bit Of Peace” (Hornbuckle Records), this Austinite will bring his live fusion of Funk and Indie Rock for a rousing set at Cooper Young’s Java Cabana (2170 Young Avenue). The show starts at 8:00 p.m and it’s one you don’t want to miss. If you follow Sean, come out and support; he’ll have music and *fingers crossed* some of his delicious cookies on deck.

To learn more about The Cocker Spaniels, the tour, and cookies, click here.

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