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

The Lonesome American is released 


We've officially released our cornbread-taco-broken down circus wagon album of songs. Original music by Christopher Cook on guitar and vocals and Emmy Rose on harmonium and vocals.

We're grateful for the warm-hearted assistance of:

♫  Ollin Chavez on violin
♫  Marjorie Gonzales Chavez on guitarrón
♫  Fred Mandujano on percussion
♫  Nathan Cook on trumpet

♫  Charile Kramsky - engineering and mixing
♫  Jon Neiss, Austin Signal Studios - cheese sandwiches and good advice

♫  DK Boyd, sufferinstudios.com - graphics 
♫  Emily Bristow - contemporary photos
♫  Davie Peck - imaginary help

You can hear The Lonesome American on our Recordings page.

Please contact us for a copy or if you'd like to say hello..

The Lonesome American 

... is a mix of cornbread, tacos, and broken down circus wagons. It’s recorded, mixed, and mastered and we should have copies of the new album in a couple of weeks. You can hear it now on the Recordings tab.

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.

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