Kevin Cook started playing music in 1968 when his parents bought him an alto saxophone and piano. Joining the school band in Lawton, Ok and taking piano lessons, he found that music seemed to come fairly easy. Making it to the state level in solo/ensemble competition first as a freshman after moving to Vernon, TX he found that music was his passion. At 15 years old, he made his first money playing saxophone in rodeo bands. These bands were the ones that played up in the box during rodeos playing mostly circus gallops at high tempos and volume.
In 1980, after purchasing a used keyboard rig that consisted of a Fender Rhodes stage piano, Fender Rhodes piano bass, and Vox Continental organ, he started playing the club/bar scenes around Texas and Oklahoma in various Rock and Country bands. Eventually, these gigs lead to full time playing and touring in the 1980's with various ensembles. At one time, touring the US and Canada and doing mostly opening shows for various popular acts of the day.
In 1994, Kevin retired from traveling with the music gigs, went back to college for a Bachelor degree in music, and settled in the small town of Odell, Texas to be with family and live a simpler lifestyle. Working at the state hospital in Vernon, Texas, he found that he could use his music talent and experience to help folks in that setting. While doing that he built a recording studio in Odell in the old post office building and recorded bands and songwriters from around the area for five years before closing.
Presently, Kevin still works at the state hospital doing music groups, plays keyboards and guitar for the First United Methodist Church in Vernon, Tx, and performs occasional solo gigs on guitar/vocals at area events.
All the following experimental music composed, recorded, and performed by Kevin D. Cook is free to download and use however you want under creative commons license indicated below.
Sadness (Classical sounding with piano, cello, and violin) by K.D. Cook - upload date 06/30/2014
The Walk (Peculiar bass slide and rhodes groove like a weird walk) by K.D. Cook - upload date 07/02/14
The View (Sentimental leaving view with acoustic guitar, grand piano, and strings) by K.D. Cook - upload date 07/02/14
TREKin (A long bike ride with distorted electric guitar, acoustic guitar, hammond B3, grand piano, strings, and synth) by K.D. Cook - upload date 07/02/14
Busybody (High anxiety chaos on the verge of insanity finding relief in the peace of a piano) by K.D. Cook - upload date 07/02/14
Contributed Freesound samples and recordings
Kevin Cook is available for events performing on Baritone Acoustic Guitar/Vocals solo. Eclectic variety of cover songs with original fingerpicking style arrangements.
Set list might include songs made popular by artist such as:
Kiss, Frank Sinatra, Jim Croce, Louis Armstrong, Seals & Crofts, Peter Frampton, Townes Van Zandt, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Bee Gees, Jerry Jeff Walker, Papa Charlie Walker, James Taylor, Merle Haggard and more.
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Vernon, TX Farmers Market (May 27, 2017)
9AM - 11 AM(ish)
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All Music by K.D. Cook is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.