If you missed Phil Cook and the Guitarheels' once-in-a-lifetime performance of Ry Cooder's Boomer's Story last week, you can still experience the event through the magic of the internet. Watch this wonderful clip of the super-group performing "Ax Sweet Mama" at Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, NC. Limited edition, screen-printed posters for the show are also now available in the Trekky Records Online Store.
Phil Cook and the Guitarheels will play Ry Cooder's Boomer's Story this Friday at Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, NC. The supergroup consists of members of Megafaun, Chatham County Line, Hiss Golden Messenger, Mandolin Orange and more. Trekky Records' Will Hackney made this short documentary about the project. Watch it now and buy your tickets here, while you still can!
On May 10, 2013, modern-traditionalist Phil Cook will assemble a group of musicians to reinterpret and perform Boomer's Story, an oft-forgotten classic in the canon of American roots-rock, recorded in 1972 by Ry Cooder. The album has served as an important influence for Cook, in his solo work as well as his contributions to Megafaun and The Shouting Matches. For the celebration, Cook has assembled a house band of fellow Ry Cooder disciples, to help bring the album to life. Members of Megafaun, Mount Moriah, Hiss Golden Messenger, Mandolin Orange, The Tender Fruit and more will play the album in its entirety at Haw River Ballroom, in Saxapahaw, NC. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 day-of, and are on sale now.
Never one to sit still for long, Phil Cook & His Feat is hitting the road in November for select dates in the Midwest with The Be Good Tanyas and a special NC show with Hiss Golden Messenger. Check the full dates below, as well as a special performance of "Frazee, Minnesota" and "Scorned" that Phil recently taped for The Independent's Simple Music Video Series.
11-10 Stoughton, WI - Stoughton Opera House
11-11 Chicago, IL - Old Town School of Folk Music SOLD OUT
11-12 Iowa City, IA - The Englert Theater
11-13 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
11-15 Raleigh, NC - Tir Na Nog
11-16 Durham, NC - The Pinhook#
11-30 Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theater^
* with The Be Good Tanyas
with Hiss Golden Messenger
^ with Bombadil
Phil Cook contributes a song to the upcoming Hymns From The Gathering Church compilation, a collection of traditional hymns performed by various North Carolina musicians. Phil's track is a rendition of "Leaning On The Everlasting Arms", a popular hymn composed in 1887 by Elisha Hoffman and Anthony Showalter. You can listen to and buy the track here.
If that's not enough Phil Cook for you, you can still order Phil Cook and His Feat's critically acclaimed 2011 album, Hungry Mother Blues from the Trekky Records Online Store.