We're Christopher Cook and Emmy Rose, an acoustic duo from Austin, Texas. 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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The Life Sublime 

I sailed to the end of the world,
My little boat took it pretty hard,
When we went over the edge...

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Emmy Rose - vocals and harmonium
Christopher Cook - 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 

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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"

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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.  
    with 
    Marjorie Gonzales Chavez – guitarrón  
    Fred Mandujano – percussion 

photo by Emily Bristow

Misery, Be Warned 

Click to play Misery

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

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Afraid of the Crowd 

Click to play 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 

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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

The Firefly and the Cigarette 

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On the porch, the fireflies 
Gather ‘round the glow of your cigarette 
Sittin’ out in the evenin’ time 
‘Cause the house ain’t cooled off yet

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

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The Wild Cathedral Bells 

"You could blame it on the freeze 
And the wild cathedral bells 
Across the valley when they sing"

Click the photo to play Wild Cathedral Bells

Christopher Cook on guitar and vocals. Emmy Rose on harmonium and vocals. 
with Ollin Chavez – violin and Marjorie Gonzales Chavez – guitarrón