We are giving away a pair of tickets to David Cook @ Dante’s on May 25. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, May 23.
From our sponsors:
Mike Thrasher Presents:
May 25, 2016
Doors 8 p.m., 9 p.m. Show | $20 | 21+
More info: cascadetickets.com
350 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
After fronting a Kansas City-based bar band for 10 years David Cook accompanied his younger brother Andrew to auditions for American Idol, auditioned himself on a whim and wound up winning the competition in 2008. Released later that year, his self-titled major label debut album sold 1.5 million copies, and though the follow-up, 2011’s This Loud Morning, debuted in the Top 10, he wound up as an indie artist once again. As one door closed, another opened, and Cook forged a new career as a songwriter after moving to Nashville in 2012, but he continued to tour as well, as his personal songbook grew thicker. In 2014, he began the process that led to the recording of Digital Vein.
When David Cook moved to Nashville in 2012, the expectation was that this singer-songwriter from the Heartland would emphasize the rootsy side of his sensibility, and sure enough, he had immediate success co-writing country tunes, including the Top 20 single “Kiss You Tonight” for David Nail in 2014. But his new album Digital Vein (released last year) is something else entirely, with Cook’s powerful voice and dynamic guitar work knifing through vibrant soundscapes that boldly juxtapose man-made grooves and electronic textures.
“Everybody goes through experiences of love and loss, and I’m no different,” says Cook. “In that regard, it’s natural to pull from that database for inspiration. But what I enjoyed the most was pulling from outside sources, like reading a newspaper article or seeing a painting that just hits a nerve. There are songs on this record that have to do with subject matter that I’ve never personally experienced, but things that have inspired me all the same. When I pay attention to the peripherals, it leads to records like this one.”