Rod Cook

ROD COOK (bandleader & songwriter, guitars & lead vocals) has been performing and recording in the Northwest for over 20 years, playing a variety of styles with numerous musical groups. He is well known for his expressive, soulful work over the years with Laura Love, and with former Steve Miller Band member James "Curley" Cooke and, more recently, his work with with up and coming singer-songwriter sensation Vicci Martinez. Rod has recorded several albums with Laura Love (including Octoroon, Shum Ticky, and Fourteen Days), one with "Curley" Cooke, Double Cookin'  and an album, On My Way, and DVD, Vicci Martinez Live with Vicci Martinez   . Rod has also graced many recordings by Northwest artists, including Sugar Hill recording artist Ranch Romance. He has backed up blues legend Taj Mahal and opened as a solo act for Todd Rundgren, Sonny Landreth, and Charlie Musslewhite. Rod has been nominated numerous times for the Washington Blues Society's "Best Of The Blues" Awards, including nominations for all three guitar categories (Acoustic, Electric and Slide) in 1999, 2000 and 2004. In 2004 Rod received the award for "Best Acoustic Guitar" and "Best Electric Guitar" and in 2006 was again awarded the "Best Acoustic Guitar" award.  In October 1998 he was featured in the national publication Acoustic Guitar magazine.

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