Gig: Chris Cook – Bluefunk at Poynton WMC – 27 May 2010
Posted on: Monday, May 17, 2010
27/05/2010 at Bluefunk@ the WMC
Chris Cook with Jim Kirkpatrick and Heavy Weather
Park Lane, Poynton, SK12 1RG
Cost: £10 booked £12 Door 8pm
The long awaited and anticipated return of the fantastic Chris Cook from North Carolina USA. Fabulous guitarist, singer and songwriter. Coupled up with his friend Jim Kirkpatrick and Heavy Weather. It doesn’t get much better than this. It will be a highlight of what promises to be an awsome year!
Chris Cook was raised on country music, spent his teen years rocking out, and then re-embraced his country roots in his twenties. Now, at 31, Cook is emerging as a formidable country- and Americana-oriented artist with Small Town Gone. It highlights his abundant talents as a singer and guitarist, and as songwriter with a knack for cutting right to the bone. There’s nothing superfluous on Small Town Gone. Every word and note is a purposeful expression of truth as regards such close-to-the-ground subjects as relationships, hometowns, old coats and guitars, and even Uncle Sam. The first thing you’ll notice is the voice. Cook is a singer’s singer with a delivery that’s pure and natural, unforced but expressive, relaxed but full of inner fire.