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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Eli Cook
Recommended if you like: Muddy Waters, Chris Cornell, North Mississippi Allstars, Rory Block, Chris Smither, Tom Waits
Story behind your band/artist name: Eli Cook is his given name. He was born in foothills of the VA mountains near Charlottesville where he practiced singing on a small farm in the sheds. At 13 he began to perform at tent revivals, church and local community centers before his was 15 and then he crossed over to the bars, small clubs and now he fills up the larger venues around the country.
Band Members: Eli Cook - guitars and vocals. He has a band but it rotates with members
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Charlottesville VA
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area:
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Eli has a new CD out, called HIGH-DOLLAR GOSPEL that echoes his roots-rocker influences. He can pick like Chet Aktins, strum like Jimmy Page and growl like Howlin' Wolf with a slice of Tom Waits. He has gotten ink in many publications around the world, online and in print; No Depression, Elmore Magazine and soon to be Vintage Guitar. His vast knowledge of blues, rock and country sounds sets him apart with his playing skills and he can morph into one or the other at any time. He's truly a musical chameleon.
Official Website URL: http://elicook.com/
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/EliCookOfficial
Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/20FIMCuMnwThVTtLBua2Rz
Main Genre: Blues
Other Genres: Americana, rock, folk, country, grunge