So close, y’all! Been finalizing the artwork for All Turns Blue and fishing the album around to some people to see if anyone wants to help put it out into the physical and digital world with me… (in case anyone knows some rad A&R, or music bizzy peeps, throw a dawg a bone!) Also, I will be booking a lot of shows in the near future so keep an eye out for those dates coming soon…Tweet
Greetings! From here, there, nowhere, and everywhere… wherever you are… The information super source… The world’s widest web… How wonderful it is to be introducing you to my brand new website! (Thank you so much to all my wonderful friends who helped get it rolling) Please be patient as we get some more material up for you to experience… I just finished my new record, All Turns Blue, and will be sharing some photos and videos from the process along the way of making it… and of course, will be posting some music from it, in the next few days.Tweet
The new seven inch has arrived. If you would like a digital version, you can buy it here. If you would like a physical copy of the record that comes with a download, they are $5. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like one.
I will also be playing with some very good friends (Tin Armor and Bobby Stevens) this Saturday for the July Gallery Hop at 83 Gallery. Here’s the info…
MAY 5th – @ 83 Gallery
Short North Gallery Hop
with Zack Kelly and Bobby StevensTweet
Review of our performances at this years Clifton Heights Music Festival.
ANDY COOK AND THE WANDERLOONS
Andy Cook and the Wanderloons never disappoint, no matter who the Wanderloons are for the evening. For the festival, Andy Cook played an acoustic set with two friends, allowing the harmonies and evocative lyrics to be more prevalent. Whether you’re right up front and involved or standing in the back with a drink, Andy Cook and the Wanderloons will undoubtedly catch — and hold — your attention.Tweet
The Wounded Jukebox is a music blog that recently did a post which features two songs from Sing, Dionysus!, and a little background info about the songs and myself.
Sensory Overload: Andy Cook
Most recently based out of Oberlin, this year Cook followed in the footsteps of those friends and collaborators by relocating to Columbus, joining the steady stream of Northeast Ohio talent that has opted to trek down I-71 to plug in more directly with what’s happening here.
Last Saturday, the happening of choice for that segment of the scene was at 83 Gallery, where the creative collective known as the Peach District was unveiling a local music jukebox funded by a ComFest grant. Cook was closing out a full day of performers, so I decided to see what he was all about.
I was hoping Cook’s rotating cast of Wanderloons would also be on hand, including Eric Cronstein, another Cleveland-area import who recorded the latest Tin Armor and Saintseneca albums at his new studio The Tone Shoppe. But this gig was solo, so Cook’s songs and persona would be laid bare to scrutiny without the usual fanfare.
He passed the first test, when a blown amplifier fuse cut off his first song and sent him scurrying into a fit of improvised finger picking. He continued to prove himself quick on the draw, be it responding to a sneeze in the crowd by working an impromptu “God bless you” into a song or mugging when he saw me attempting to snap a photo. His presence was buoyant but low-key, frequently goofing around but never overbearing or obnoxious.
The tunes were well-sculpted little ditties with a romantic tilt — big-picture folk-pop about love and how we’re all in this together. Cook occasionally diverged into period folk tunes that meshed well with the Decemberists flavor in his voice and the old-fashioned pop craftsmanship that positioned him as a less avant-garde cousin to Dane Terry and Andrew Graham.
He ended with his best song of the night, a minor-key number that left me feeling reflective in the best sense and eager to hear him with his band.
I’ll be playing at 83 gallery (1038 North High Street 43201) in a few hours to kick off the opening of the Peach District Community Jukebox. If you are in Columbus please come check it out.
We play at 8:45 tonight
Saturday October, 8th
Baba Budan’s (Clifton Heights Music Festival)
239 W. McMillan St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219