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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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. 

 

Click the picture to play.
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

Been Walkin' 

"But I want to see 
Can you put it into my eyes? 
How you can believe when it’s dark 
Maybe I’m just not the kind"

    Click the picture to play... Been Walkin' 

    Christopher Cook - guitar 
    Emmy Rose - vocals 
    Fred Mandujano - percussion

Flight Risk 

"The angels are getting bored, watching us in rented rooms,
  but down here we're pretty tired of the dagger and the gloom."

Click the image to play Flight Risk

Christopher Cook on guitar and vocals
Emmy Rose on harmonium and vocals. 
    with
    Marjorie Gonzales Chavez – guitarrón 
    Fred Mandujano – percussion


photo by Emily Bristow

 

Misery, Be Warned 

Click the image to play Misery, Be Warned, by Christopher Cook. 

Christopher Cook - guitar and vocals 
Emmy Rose - vocals 
Ollin Chavez – violin  
Nathan Cook – trumpet