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

"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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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.

  Photo by Emily Bristow

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

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Emmy Rose vocals and harmonium, Christopher Cook guitar
photo by Emily Bristow

The Lonesome American 

A man drove across the plains with a wife with dead eyes
A car he had to push to start and a suitcase full of lies
But every place just looked the same - Nowhere to start again
With a no good battered heart - Afraid to look within
He's a lonesome American

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Christopher Cook on guitar and vocals, Emmy Rose on harmonium
Photo by Emily Bristow

Been Walkin' 

I want to sit with you
Down by the river
Everybody wants to get next to you
‘Cause you’re a giver

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 

"Another day has come around 
And I can’t take my eyes off the edge of town 
Can’t take my eyes off the edge of town." 

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

photo by Emily Bristow

Misery, Be Warned 

The streets are filled with rubble 
From some forgotten war 
They’d like to fight it all again 
But we can’t take it anymore 

Oh, misery be warned 
There’s only so much can be borne

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

Click the picture to play "Misery"

Afraid of the Crowd 

It seems like I’ve lived the time that you’ve lived 
But everyone sees a different world 

And I know that you’ve been with artless travelers 
Who unravel the wonder and take the stars out of the eyes 
Of the sweetest girl 

Why don’t you leave those boots down there in the sand 
They don’t really fit you, so begin again 
And call me on your way if you need a hand 
Because Colorado will always take you in 

Click the picture to play "Afraid of the Crowd"

Lost in a House 

"It’s a rich and beautiful world 
So much to see when you travel about 
But when you’re a lonely girl 
You can get lost in a house"

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Christopher Cook, guitar and vocals
Emmy Rose, vocals
Gracin Dorsey, cello