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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Bone Dry 

I thought one day I’d save you
Ridin’ up on a big white steed
But there you were holding out a cup
In my hour of need

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

Sue Ellen 

Sue Ellen, are the roses still sweet - 
That we passed on our way as we walked to the bay
Down at the end of the windy street?

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

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A Dream Up There 

At a carnival in Nacogdoches, black clouds and thunder on the way
Lighting struck the Ferris wheel; we rolled all the way to Galveston Bay

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


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

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Christopher Cook on guitar and vocals 





Photo by Emily Bristow

Big Orange Moon 

I'm waitin' for a big orange moon
I'll walk around while the whole town sleeps
And at dawn it's gonna give me a tune …

Christopher Cook, guitar and vocals 
Emmy Rose, vocals

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   Photo by Emily Bristow

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

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