Amy Cook Coming to Portland
In Support of New Album - Summer Skin
Amy Cook, is playing with Tift Merritt on Monday, October 15 at Mississippi Studios in support of her new album Summer Skin, released August 28 on Roothouse Records / Thirty Tigers. Robert Plant, Patty Griffin, and Ben Kweller are featured on the album with an all-star band. Summer Skin is considered by many 2000 as Amy's best yet and considered by her as the easiest record she's ever made.
Summer Skin represents a new plateau for Cook as an artist. “This is the happiest I’ve ever been with anything I’ve ever recorded,” says Cook, “I was working with people who really were able to get into my mind and help me let go of my expectations – instead of worrying ‘is this gonna rock hard enough or be rootsy enough or be smart enough.” Those people begin with producer Craig Street, whose long list of credits includes Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson, Joe Henry & k.d. lang. Then comes an all-star band, featuring David Garza (guitar), Me’Shell N’Degeocello (bass), Chris Bruce (guitar) and Jonathan Wilson (drums).
Cook had a few other friends make some special contributions to Summer Skin. Robert Plant sings harmony with Cook on the beautiful “It’s Gonna Rain”, and joins Patty Griffin on the moody “Airplane Driver”. Ben Kweller co-wrote and sings back up on the catchy rocker “Getting To You”.
Amy Cook’s 2010 independent release, Let The Light In, featuring the single “Hotel Lights”, garnered high praise from critics and helped introduce Cook to a much wider audience. The Austin American Statesman said, “Her voice carries one over the horizon, sweet and salty, innocent yet knowing. Her songs are honeyed with recurrent imagery and personal insights. Bliss.”
Amy Cook @Mississippi Studios
With Tift Merritt
Monday October 15
7:00 Doors, 8:00 Show
$16.00 Advance / $18.00 Day of show