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.



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


Amarillo, Texas

The 806, 2812 SW 6th, Amarillo, TX 79106

All ages.


Dallas, Texas

Bill's Records, 1317 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215

We'll be playing on Record Store Day - and Bill's Birthday - at 6:30 PM!


Houston, Texas

Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk Street, Houston, TX 77003

Tickets $7 All-ages


San Antonio, Texas

The Cove, 606 W Cypress St, San Antonio, TX

The Cove is a restaurant, Beer Garden, live music and more. All ages welcome.


Galveston, Texas

Mod Coffeehouse , 2126 Postoffice St., Galveston, TX

All ages show.


Spring, Texas

Crescent Moon Wine Bar, 440 Rayford Rd #115A, Spring, TX



San Antonio, Texas

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Fralo's , 23651 Interstate Highway 10, San Antonio, TX 78257


San Marcos, Texas

Wake the Dead Coffee House, 1432 Old Ranch Road 12, San Marcos, TX


Bee Cave, Texas

Woody's Tavern, 12801 Shops Pkwy, Bee Cave, TX



Lubbock, Texas

The Local Bar and Grill, 2420 Broadway, Lubbock, TX

No cover


Taos, New Mexico

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

We're the featured performers the first Monday in January, playing original music and unveiling new songs. Our set begins at 8 pm. No cover. All ages venue.


San Luis Obispo, California

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


San Francisco, California

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


Santa Cruz, California

Streetlight Records, 939 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA


Salem, Oregon

Broadway Coffeehouse, 1300 Broadway NE, Ste 100, Salem, OR


Eugene, Oregon

Cowfish, 62 W. Broadway, Eugene, OR


Boise, Idaho

District Coffee House, 219 North 10th ST, Boise, ID


Live on KRBX Radio Boise

KRBX Radio, 1020 W Main St., Boise, ID


Ogden, Utah

The Lighthouse Lounge, 130 25th Street, Ogden, UT


Boise, Idaho

Sockeye Grill and Brewery, 3019 N. Cole Road, Boise, ID

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