Hello, we're Cook and Rose, an acoustic duo from Austin, Texas, and Taos, New Mexico. We play original music rooted in folk and blues.

Out of the studio... 

We're pretty happy to be done recording our new album, The Lonesome American, at Austin Signal Studios this past week. Charlie Kramsky is a fantastic engineer, and Jon Neiss made cheese sandwiches and offered a lot of good advice.

We were honored to be joined by these fine musicians:
Ollin Chavez on violin
Marjorie Gonzales Chavez on guitarrón
Nathan Cook on trumpet
Fred Mandujano on percussion.

Emmy played her new harmonium, but didn't entirely abandon the little red one. Its broken-down circus sound is perfect for some of the songs.

Into the Studio  


• Our new email address is info@cookandrose.com 
• We're looking forward to playing in Galveston at the MOD Coffeehouse March 3rd and April 15th. 
• We start recording in early April at Austin Signal Studio -- where we’ll have both CDs and vinyl cut. 
• The title of our new album is now "The Lonesome American" as this song has come to best define the work. 
• We're booking a short tour in NM and Colorado for June/July, and a longer West Coast tour for summer/fall in California and further up into Oregon and Washington.

Free Honey 

We’re getting a lot done on the new album. We don’t have much online to hear yet, but you can listen to our first album under Recordings (above). 
  
For the next couple of months, we’d love to give you a copy of Honey from Dried Grass. Just use the Contact tab to request one and we’ll put a disc in the mail for you, free of charge.

Return to Taos  

We're in town to play at our favorite New Mexico venue - the Adobe Bar at the Taos Inn.
We're the featured performers at Kate and Billy's show on Monday, Oct 24th. 

It's our last performance West of the Pecos River until late Spring 2017. 

The show begins at 6:30 and we're on from 8-9.

Home Again in Texas 

This summer, we worked on songs for the new album and took a few trips. We especially enjoyed playing a second time at the songwriter’s showcase at the Pig n’ Whistle in Hollywood. 
  
We’ve moved back to Austin, but will return to Taos to play at the Adobe Bar on Oct. 24th. We are now booking for winter performances in Texas.

I have stumbled, I have strayed ...  


We've been working away this summer and have completed a new song from the high desert, Bone Dry.

The Dream Up There, an original song about unexpected turns of events is getting closer and closer... 

Plus, we're excited about adding a couple of great folk and blues songs to our songbook: Buddy and Julie Miller's "A Wide River to Cross," and Blind Willie Johnson's "You Got to Treat a Stranger Right."

Work, for the night is coming ... 

We've been working on new songs about the challenges of living in the high desert. One song is a companion piece to "Flight Risk" that's going to feature a harmonium instrumental. Another song is about reimagining yourself -- about the improbability and joy in finding a new life after you'd given up.  

We're about three songs away from getting back to recording and finishing our second album. Since we're immersed in creative monastic mode, we decided not to go out on tour this summer.

Back Home in Taos 

We had a great time on our six-week tour of Texas, our home state. It was wonderful to visit old haunts and see friends during wildflower time, and we especially enjoyed playing for the first time in Galveston and Amarillo.

Now we're resting up and getting ready for our performance at the Adobe Bar in Taos May 16th. We’re working on performances in Colorado and in the Midwest this summer and getting ready to move back to Austin in the fall.

Getting ready for our Texas tour 

We're off to Texas in a couple of weeks. Can't wait to play our home state.

Here's our tour so far:

* Lubbock. The Local Bar and Grill. March 21st
* Bee Cave. Woody's Tavern. March 24th
* San Marcos. Wake the Dead Coffee House. March 26th
* San Antonio. Fralo's Pizza.. March 28th
* Spring. Crescent Moon Wine Bar. March 30th

* Galveston. The Mod. April 8th
* San Antonio. The Cove. April 10th
* Houston. Supper Happy Fun Land. April 14th
* Dallas. Bill's Records. April 16th
* Amarillo. The 806. April 28th

* Lubbock. Bash Riprock's. May 2nd

For details, check our Calendar.

City of Clay  Podcast

We've been working on a new album, City of Clay. Here's the rough mix of our song called "Sugar of Carquinez," recorded at Gung Ho studio.. 

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

Update! As we head into the studio in early April, we've changed the title of our album to "The Lonesome American."
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Previous events

Altadena, CA

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The Coffee Gallery, 2025 Lake Ave, Altadena, CA 91001

San Luis Obispo, CA

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Bang the Drum, 950 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Live radio performance

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Radio KEBF-FM 97.3 and KZSR-FM 107.9, 695 Harbor Blvd, Morro Bay

Live radio performance on Lunch with Abe.

Morro Bay, CA

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Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero # 5, Morro Bay, CA 93442

San Luis Obispo

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Linnaea's Cafe, 1110 Garden St, , San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Paso Robles, CA

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Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446

Monterey, CA

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Caffe Trieste, 409 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA

San Francisco, CA

Rite Spot Cafe, 2099 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA

We're returning to the Rite Spot, playing from 9-11 p.m.

Menlo Park, CA

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Cafe Zoe, 1929 Menalto Ave., Menlo Park, CA

Please note this is a time change - we're playing from 7-9:30 at Zoe's.

Menlo Park, CA

The Coffee Shop and Music Lounge, 1095 Cloud Ave, Menlo Park, CA

All-ages show, no cover. Located inside Bethany Lutheran Church.

Benecia, CA

The Rellik Tavern, 726 First St,, Benicia, CA

We're pleased to be playing in Benecia, where Christopher once lived and the setting of several of our songs. Performance is from 7-10 p.m.

San Francisco, CA

Rite Spot Cafe, 2099 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA

We're playing at the Rite Spot from 9-11 p.m.

San Francisco, CA

Simple Pleasures Cafe, 3434 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA

Santa Cruz, CA

Streetlight Records, 939 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA

We're happy to return to Streetlight Records in Santa Cruz to play our second in-store performance.

San Francisco, CA

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The Revolution Cafe, 3248 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Newberg, OR

The Coffee Cottage, 808 E Hancock St. , Newberg, OR. 97132

Music at the Coffee Cottage from 7-8:30 p.m.

Snoqualmie, WA

Black Dog Arts Cafe, 8062 Railroad Ave. SE, , Snoqualmie, WA 98065

All ages.

Portland, OR

White Eagle, 836 N. Russell St., Portland, OR

We're playing at Driftin' Inn at the White Eagle. Show starts at four with Ronnie Carrier and we're on at five. 21+ No cover.

Portland, OR

The Waypost, 3120 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227

We're joined by Portland's Tenbrook, who play good-time, straight-ahead bluegrass. 21+, No cover.

Seattle, WA

House Concert, Seattle, WA

Private house concert in Greenwood. 3 pm

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