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 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"

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

You Can Hear Me There 

I sing into a cloud 
I throw my voice with great care 
And I try not to be too loud 
‘Cause I know you can hear me there

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Christopher Cook - guitar and vocals
Emmy Rose - vocals

 

The Black Hummingbird 

"I’ve seen the oldest tree in the world 
Somehow it never fell 
It was shown to me by the crows 
And I promised not to tell"

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Christopher Cook guitar, Emmy Rose vocals. Davie Peck harmonium.

Bone Dry 

I used to swim in a creek 
Throw a bucket down a well 
Now all I have is a small canteen 
For this trip through hell

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

Sue Ellen 

..a vision all hellfire can't destroy... 

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

Honey from Dried Grass 

"The bees search the hillsides 
For the sweetest drops of dew 
They find them in the footprints 
Left there by you"

Christopher on guitar and vocals,
Emmy Rose on vocals,
Gracin Dorsey on cello,
Davie Peck on harmonium 

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A Dream Up There 


I was givin’ up and runnin’ 
Just wanted some time to live without care 
I never saw you comin’ 
I thought that you 
Were just a dream up there

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

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Oh, Ma’amoiselle  

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

Christopher Cook on guitar and vocals 

(Click the image to play Ma'amoiselle)

Big Orange Moon 


When I was a child, I went down to the creek, 
Down where the black water stands, 
Down where the frogs learn to speak, 
And the big trees lower their hands... 

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Christopher Cook, guitar and vocals 
Emmy Rose, vocals