Letterman interviews Elizabeth Cook
Monday, August 15, 2011
– Elizabeth Cook will appear on "The Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday, Aug. 22 for an interview only.
Cook's latest album, "Welder," was released last year and produced by fellow SiriusXM Outlaw Country DJ, Don Was. She's currently working on new material and plans to have a record out next year.
Upcoming tour dates are:
Sept. 8 The Square Room - Knoxville, TN
Sept. 9 Double Door Inn - Charlotte, NC
Sept. 10 Five Oaks Clubhouse - Durham, NC
Sept. 15 Cosmic Charlies - Lexington, KY
Sept. 16/17 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival - Bristol, VA
Sept. 24 Gram Parsons Guitar Pull Festival - Waycross, GA
Sept. 29 Knuckleheads Saloon - Kansas City, MO
Sept. 30/Oct 1 The River Center - Van Buren, MO
Oct. 21 Daniel's Hall at Swallow Hill - Denver, CO
Nov. 9 Fitzgerald Theatre - St. Paul, MN (w/ Todd Snider)
Nov. 10 Green Bay - Green Bay, WI (w/ Todd Snider)
Nov. 11 Park West - Chicago, IL (w/ Todd Snider)
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Exodus of Venus
Elizabeth Cook's "Exodus of Venus" is a difficult record to sit through. Not because of the music, which is filled with high quality sounds from start to finish, but because of its painful content. For instance, when an album features a song with a title like "Methadone Blues," about a drug used to treat heroin addiction, you realize right away you're not in the realm of squeaky clean mainstream country. Cook has had some rough patches along the way, and "Exodus »»»
On her latest release (the title is a nod to her father), Elizabeth Cook is as full of sass and vinegar as ever, and her hick valley-girl recitation El Camino ("If I wake up married, I'll have to annul it/Right now my hands are in his mullet"), the marital advice she offers up in Yes to Booty and the wry portrait painted by Rock n Roll Man will likely end up being the record's popular favorites, and for good reason.
But other songs may turn out to be more enduring: »»»
Elizabeth Cook has come up with another album of unvarnished country music, delivered by her thick-as-molasses twang and solid, stripped-down honky-tonk backing.
The album is stuffed to the gills with reasons to listen that ought to attract the attention of anyone partial to contemporary iterations of traditional country.
There are shuffles galore, from "He's Got No Heart" and its classic wordplay ("he's got no heart that I know of... I'd shoot him down if I knew »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies
Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal
Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved.
In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well.
The clear winners... »»»
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