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

Back in the saddle again 

We're settling in to our new place in Austin, battling mosquitos, unpacking, and playing from time to time at the Irie Bean. We're working on some new songs, including a new original called Just Like Everybody Else.

     

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Summer in New Mexico 

We're back in Northern New Mexico this summer and really looking forward to playing at one of our favorite venues. We'll be performing at the Adobe Bar at the Taos Inn Monday, July 30th from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

 

     

Radio play 


Our songs are on rotation this June on KA Radio Scotland, www.KA-Radio.co.uk. Every weekend this month, Lochlann Green will present 24 hours of music -- Country, Celtic, Folk, and more -- on his show, From Texas and Beyond. 

Note: Redio play has been extended into July.

Show times are: 
Scotland from Friday midnight to Saturday midnight. 
4pm Pacific (Fri), 5pm Mountain (Fri), 6pm Central (Fri), 7pm Eastern (Fri), 8pm Atlantic (Fri), 8:30pm Newfoundland (Fri), 
12am UK (Sat), 1am EU (Sat), 9am QLD/VIC/NSW AUS (Sat)

from Sea to Shining Sea 


On May 1st, we'll be featured on The Rock radio 97.3/107.9 FM in Morro Bay, California.
Our call- in segment will be on Tuesday Lunch with  Abe from 4:30-4:50 pm Central Standard Time. 
Abe's show live streams at www.esterobayradio.org

On May 11, we are pleased to return to the Mod Coffeehouse in Galveston, TX - and a walk along the beach..  

 

South by Southwest Break  

In March, we finally stopped rolling for awhile, got the car all fixed up, and escaped Austin's SXSW crowds to spend time in San Antonio. We worked on some new songs of our own, along with a cover of Woody Guthrie's "Deportees."

    

More Miles on the Wagon  

We drove up the coast from L.A. and then back down again - playing in Monterey, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, and San Luis Obispo. In Altadena on January 20th, we played the final set of our eight-month, 30-performance western tour.

       

In Taos, we rested awhile and worked on new music.

  

Now we are happy to be back in Central Texas, where we're planning to stay until the end of May.

Looking back, looking forward  

 We spent the winter of 2017 working on songs, and in the Spring we recorded our second album. We thorougly enjoyed working with Charlie Kramsky and Jon Neiss at Austin Signal Studios, and playing with these fine musicians: Ollin Chavez, Marjorie Gonzales Chavez, Fred Mandujano, and Nathan Cook. 

In June, we took "The Lonesome American" on the road and played 24 shows in six Western states. Here are some favorite memories from the 17 cities we visited: 

  • Playing again at Kate and Billy's show at one of our favorite venues - the Adobe Bar in Taos, New Mexico 
  • A great listening audience at the Guitar Merchant in Canoga Park, California 
  • In Boise, Idaho, a warm reception by everyone at the Record Exchange and the Hermit Music Festival
  • A house concert and successful charity benefit in Seattle, Washington 
  • In Portland, Oregon, playing at Ronnie Carrier's Driftin' Inn at the White Eagle and at the Waypost with the Josh Cole's bluegrass band, Tenbrook
  • The fine welcome and wonderful support of the folks at the Rite Spot in San Francisco  

We're starting 2018 with ... more music. In mid-January, we'll play in seven venues from Monterey to Altadena, and then head to Taos for a few weeks' rest before we return to Austin.

November by the Bay 

Things have been quieter as we head toward the end of the year. For most of November, we stayed in the same spot in the San Francisco Bay area.  

    

We had a wonderful time playing at The Rite Spot in San Francisco and at The Rellik Tavern in Benecia, where Chris lived briefly.

      

At the end of the month, we performed at The Coffee Shop and Music Lounge in Menlo Park, and on Thanksgiving we spent the day at the race track.

    

Previous events

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

Seattle, WA

Tim's Tavern, 602 N. 105th St., Seattle WA. 98133

It's Songwriter Showcase night at Tim's Tavern. The show runs from 6-11. We're on at 8.

Seattle, WA

C & P Coffeehouse, 5612 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136

We'll play from 7-9 p.m.

Hermit Music Festival

Indian Creek Winery, 1000 N McDermott Rd, Kuna, ID

The Hermit Music Festival takes place outside Boise, ID on Labor Day weekend. Workshops begin at 11 and performances start at noon.

We're playing the Main Stage on Saturday, Sept. 2nd from 6:20-7:10.

Boise, ID

The Record Exchange, 1105 W Idaho St., Boise, ID 83702

Hermit Festival preview with with free beer from Payette Brewing Co. We play from 6 to 6:30 or so.

Canoga Park, CA

Guitar Merchant, 7503 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Canoga Park, CA

We're the featured performers at the Guitar Merchant. Show starts at 7. We play at 8:30.

Pasadena, CA

Wine and Song at Arroyo Seco, 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena, CA

We're special guests during the Jackie Bristow performance at wine and song. Show starts at 7:00 and we play a short set around 8:30.

Santa Monica, CA

The UnUrban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

It's a full night at the UnUrban. We play at 10 pm.

Boulder, CO

Trident Booksellers and Cafe, 940 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO

Longmont, CO

La Vita Bella Coffeehouse, 475 Main St, Longmont, CO

Taos, NM

Taos Plaza, N Plaza, Taos, NM

We're playing at the Farmer's Market in Taos Plaza from 10 a.m. to noon

Jun18

Angel Fire, NM

Frontier Park, 3367 NM-434, Angel Fire, NM 87710

We'll play from 11 to 1 during the Farmer's Market, sponsored by Angel Fire Resort.

Jun12

Taos, NM

Adobe Bar at the Historic Taos Inn, 125 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571

We're pleased to be the featured performers at Kate and Billy's show, playing from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Galveston, TX

The Mod Coffeehouse, 2126 Postoffice St, Galveston, TX 77550

We're playing on the patio at the MOD from about 7 to 9 p.m.

Galveston, TX

The Mod Coffee House, 2126 Postoffice St., Galveston, TX

Oct24

Taos, New Mexico

Adobe Bar at the Historic Taos Inn, 125 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571

We're the featured performers at Kate and Billy's Show. Show starts at 6:30. We start around 8 pm. All ages welcome

May16

The Adobe Bar at the Historic Taos Inn

The Adobe Bar, 125 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM

We're the featured performers at Kate and Billy's Show. Show starts at 6:30. We start around 8 pm. All ages welcome

May2

Lubbock, Texas

Bash Riprock's, 2419 Main St., Lubbock, TX

18+

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