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Review of our performances at this years Clifton Heights Music Festival.


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.

The Wounded Jukebox web-log

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.





Columbus Alive Show Review!

Sensory Overload: Andy Cook

Wednesday October 19, 2011

By Chris Deville

The Columbus Dispatch

Lately, it seems like every time I encounter the DIY pop scene, Andy Cook’s name comes up, whether his band the Wanderloons is opening for Tin Armor in a basement or The Sidekicks’ Matt Scheuermann is recalling the days he spent with Cook recording an album for his solo project American War.

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.

Show tonight in Columbus!

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.

Much love.

Clifton Heights Music Festival

We play at 8:45 tonight
Saturday October, 8th
Baba Budan’s (Clifton Heights Music Festival)
239 W. McMillan St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219

Upcoming Shows!

Saturday September 17th
2250 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201

Johnny Newman
American War

9 pm
$5 suggested donation


Saturday September 24th
Courtyard Cafe
1211 Main St. Cincinnati
$10 Without Wristband


Saturday October, 8th
239 W. McMillan St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
(Clifton Heights Music Festival)
8 pm


83 Gallery tonight!

We are playing the September Gallery Hop this month at the coolest gallery of all, The 83 Gallery! If you would like to see us, come on down around 9:45. Here is all the info…


Last two shows of tour cancelled

Yellow everyone. We regret to inform you that the last two shows of our tour (West Chester, PA and Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn, NY) had to be cancelled due to mechanical difficulties with our van.  These things happen from time to time. In the end, no worries, we had an amazing July traveling around with some of the best mates a person could ever ask for. Tin Armor has a few more shows on their summer tour so please check out their website and go see an incredible band that will make you believe…

We will be heading back out again in October and if you would like to help us out with a show in your neighborhood, please don’t hesitate to let us know. Hope all is well…