We're Christopher Cook and Emmy Rose, an acoustic duo from Austin, Texas. We play original music rooted in folk and blues. 

Now streaming 24/7 on Electric Lady Bird.

"The music of Cook and Rose is like a majestic antique table. Intricately carved with scrolls and spirals, its dedicated craftsmanship carries stories both ancient and new. Timeless stories that dance right into your soul. And when they've finished playing, you're left at that table to feast on the memory. Trust me, you'll be feasting a long time." –Nicole Cortichiato, Art Spark Texas

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The Black Hummingbird 

"I’ve seen the oldest tree in the world 
Somehow it never fell 
It was shown to me by the crows 
And I promised not to tell"

Click the image to play "The Black Hummingbird"

Christopher Cook guitar, Emmy Rose vocals. Davie Peck harmonium.

Bone Dry 

I used to swim in a creek 
Throw a bucket down a well 
Now all I have is a small canteen 
For this trip through hell

Click the image to play "Bone Dry."

Christopher Cook guitar and vocals, Emmy Rose harmonium, Marjorie Gonzales Chavez guitarrón

Sue Ellen 

..a vision all hellfire can't destroy... 

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Emmy Rose - vocals, Christopher Cook - guitar, Ollin Chavez – violin, and Marjorie Gonzales Chavez – guitarrón

Honey from Dried Grass 

"The bees search the hillsides 
For the sweetest drops of dew 
They find them in the footprints 
Left there by you"

Christopher on guitar and vocals,
Emmy Rose on vocals,
Gracin Dorsey on cello,
Davie Peck on harmonium 

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A Dream Up There 


I was givin’ up and runnin’ 
Just wanted some time to live without care 
I never saw you comin’ 
I thought that you 
Were just a dream up there

Christopher Cook – guitar and vocals 
Emmy Rose – vocals and harmonium.  
Ollin Chavez – violin  
Marjorie Gonzales Chavez – guitarrón  
Fred Mandujano – percussion  
Nathan Cook – trumpet

Click the image to play "A Dream Up There"

Oh, Ma’amoiselle  

Oh, Ma’amoiselle 
I read about women like you in books 
What you want with me 
And my dusty panhandle look ... 

Christopher Cook on guitar and vocals 

(Click the image to play Ma'amoiselle)

Big Orange Moon 


When I was a child, I went down to the creek, 
Down where the black water stands, 
Down where the frogs learn to speak, 
And the big trees lower their hands... 

Click the image to play Big Orange Moon 

Christopher Cook, guitar and vocals 
Emmy Rose, vocals

Sugar of Carquinez 

Tell me how the sweet life cannot be for me. 

 

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Sugar of Carquinez is an unreleased song. It's a rough mix - hasn't been mastered, so the sound quality may be affected a bit.

Christopher Cook on guitar and vocals, Emmy Rose on harmonium and vocals, the incomparable Gracin Dorsey on cello, and Billy Barnett on second guitar.

The Life Sublime 


I walked through the city of clay 
A place where I’m not very tall 
But you can buy a golden day 
In any market stall


<- Click the picture to play "The Life Sublime"
     by Christopher Cook.


Emmy Rose vocals and harmonium 
Christopher Cook on guitar

The Lonesome American 

 
Clouds in the sky are unravelin’ 
Is this my land or am I just travelin’?

Christopher Cook on guitar and vocals
Emmy Rose on harmonium

Click the picture to listen to The Lonesome American