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

On the Road 


 After a few days on the road, we've arrived in sunny Los Angeles. Over the next few weeks, we're playing in Santa Monica, Pasadena, and Canoga Park.

    

Our instruments and our voices are enjoying the decreased altitude and increased oxygen and humidity compared to the mountains in Taos.

    

High on a Mountainside  

We're living outside Taos, New Mexico through the end of July.  

Last month, we played in Angel Fire at 8,400 feet. It was a beautiful morning. There's no light in the world that compares to the light in Northern New Mexico as it falls on the canyons and mesas. 

We've also played on the Taos Plaza -- all the way down at 7,000 feet, and at our favorite venue in Taos -- the Adobe Bar.  

Next week, we're heading north to Colorado for performances in the Boulder area, and to stay in a run-down motel beside a mountain stream. Then, we return to the high desert to start work on some new songs.  

In August, we take the wagon on the road. We're headed to L.A. for several performances and then up to Boise over Labor Day to play at the Hermit Music Festival. 

We're looking forward to all the stops on our far-flung Western tour and grateful for the chance to share our music in so many different places. 

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."

Previous events

The Rock Radio

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97.3 / 107.9 FM

We are featured on The Rock radio in Morro Bay, California. Our call-in segment will be on Tuesday Lunch with Abe from 4:30-4:50 pm CST. Live streaming at www.esterobayradio.org

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.

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