Cook and Rose

Cook and Rose

Contacts

website: www.cookandrose.com

email: info@cookandrose.com

Phone (please leave a message)

Emmy: 575-613-3709

Christopher: 541-515-1829

 

Short Biography

Cook and Rose live in Austin, Texas. Their original songs are rooted in folk and blues, telling stories of the western experience – true stories or stories that might as well be true.

Their unique sound is a combination of intricate guitar work, harmonium, and vocal harmonies. The mix of Emmy’s clear voice with Christopher’s ragged tenor creates a sound they describe as “diamonds and gravel.”

They have toured extensively though the western United States, and have been featured in many venues, including the Hermit Music Festival in Boise, the White Eagle in Portland, Oskar Blues in Longmont, CO, the Adobe Bar in Taos, and the Guitar Merchant in Los Angeles. 

 

Their second album, The Lonesome American, was chosen to live stream on Electric Lady Bird, a showcase for Austin musicians.

 

www.cookandrose.com

Long Biography

Christopher Cook and Emmy Rose live in Austin, Texas. Their original songs are rooted in folk and blues, telling stories of the western experience – true stories or stories that might as well be true.

Their unique sound is a combination of intricate guitar work, harmonium, and vocal harmonies. The mix of Emmy’s clear voice with Christopher’s ragged tenor creates a sound they describe as “diamonds and gravel.”

“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

 

Cook and Rose met in Austin in 2013. Since then, they have released two albums and are preparing to record a third. Their second album, The Lonesome American, was chosen to live stream on Electric Lady Bird, a showcase for Austin musicians.

 

They have toured extensively though the western United States, and have been featured in many venues, including the Hermit Music Festival in Boise, the White Eagle in Portland, Oskar Blues in Longmont, CO, the Adobe Bar in Taos, and the Guitar Merchant in Los Angeles. 

 

“Listening to their music rewards me with the awareness of my humanity.”
– Cris Hardy, songwriter


Christopher Cook

Plays finger-style guitar, writes, and sings. He has worked for over thirty years as a songwriter and performer. Christopher has been called “a torch singer with the heart of a poet.” He says, “My songs are based on events I see around me. Some big heartbroken situation becomes part of everyone’s story. My goal is communicating our common experience.”

Emmy Rose

Sings and plays the harmonium, a type of pump organ often used in Indian music. Her playing technique adds a European old-world resonance to their distinctive sound. Emmy says, ”Once when I was singing in Los Angeles, a homeless man gave me a dollar. I want to be worthy of that.”


The Lonesome American
Cook and Rose’s second album is a mixture of cornbread, tacos, and broken-down circus wagons, traveling back and forth through time.

Honey from Dried Grass
The title song of their first album was inspired by the dry hillsides in California’s Central Valley, where Christopher wondered how a person creates a life out of sparse or impossible situations.


Cook and Rose can play a full evening or afternoon or support other acts. Their music is appropriate for small halls and concert venues, and can turn a tavern or coffee house into a listening room. Find them online at www.cookandrose.com and by email at info@cookandrose.com

Past Shows

Texas
•Cherrywood, Austin   •The Irie Bean, Austin   • Malvern Books, Austin   The Carousel, Austin    •Townlake YMCA, Austin    •The Local, Lubbock    •Woody’s Tavern, Bee Cave    •Wake the Dead, San Marcos    •Fralo’s, San Antonio    •The Mod, Galveston    •The Cove, San Antonio    •Super Happy Fun Land, Houston    •Bill’s Records, Dallas    •The 806, Amarillo   •Bash Riprock’s, Lubbock

California
Sandbox Coffeehouse, Ventura   Republic of Pie, North Hollywood   Streetlight Records, Santa Cruz    The Revolution Cafe, San Francisco    Linnaea’s Cafe, San Luis Obispo    UnUrban Cafe, Santa Monica    Wine & Song at Arroyo Seco, South Pasadena    The Guitar Merchant, Canoga Park    Simple Pleasures Cafe, San Francisco    The Rite Spot, San Francisco    The Rellik Tavern, Benicia    •The Coffee House & Music Lounge, Menlo Park    Cafe Zoe, Menlo Park    Caffe Trieste, Monterey    Sculpterra Winery, Paso Robles    Morro Bay Wine Seller    KEBF/KZSR Radio Morro Bay    Bang the Drum, San Luis Obispo    The Coffee Gallery Backstage, Altadena

New Mexico
John Dunn Courtyard, Taos    The Taos Inn, Taos    Taos Mesa Brewing, Taos    Farmer’s Market, Taos Plaza  Angel Fire Resort, Angel Fire     

Idaho
Sockeye Grill, Boise    KRBX Radio Boise    District Coffeehouse, Boise    The Record Exchange, Boise    Hermit Music Festival, Kuna

Colorado
The Laughing Goat, Boulder    Oskar Blues Brewery, Lyons    La Vita Bella, Longmont    Trident Cafe, Boulder   

Oregon
•Cowfish, Eugene     The Waypost, Portland    •The White Eagle, Portland    •The Coffee Cottage, Newberg

Washington State
•C & P Coffee Company, Seattle    •Tim's Tavern, Seattle    •Black Dog Arts Cafe, Snoqualmie     

Utah
Ditta Cafe, Salt Lake City    Lighthouse Lounge, Ogden

Arizona
Fiddler's Dream, Phoenix