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Andy Cook and Savannah Smith “In The Round”
December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$10
Andy Cook and Savannah Smith In The Round
Join us for a singer-songwriter evening “In the Round” with Andy Cook and Savannah Smith. Gathered around the room with musicians at the center, this unique experience will be a surprising new way of experiencing these musicians and their songs.
“A series of YouTube videos, each one more precious than the last, paint Minneapolis’ Savannah Smith as a ukulele-slinging Jack Johnson disciple—particularly in an adorable take on “Bitter Heart” by Zee Avi (who’s on Johnson’s Brushfire Records), aided by some smirking, unofficial sign language from her roommate. But the seriousness Smith shows when performing her own songs, like the punchy “Ventriloquism,” nicely balances her jazz-informed cooing and displays a talent for lyrical density that raises her simple melodies.” (AV Club, Madison)
Learn More about Savannah Facebook.com/SavannahSmithMusic
Andy Cook grew up not having a thing to do with music, not even listening to the radio in the car. He’s the first to say it’s pretty weird—but then again, what else can you expect from a hockey goalie? As a kid unsure of himself, the game became a place to be someone else. But the truth is, a person can’t hide behind a mask forever.
One afternoon a song came on the radio that made Andy Cook want to make songs too. Life without music became impossible to imagine. Andy Cook’s 2017 release “In Space” pulls on a combination of melodic guitar riffs, waves of synth and percussion, and longing vocals for a record that is both modern and reminiscent. Produced by Jeremy Ylvisaker (Andrew Bird, Haley, Alpha Consumer), “In Space” covers territory from sweeping and psychedelic to urgent and pressing, with lyrics that pit a wry cynicism against determined optimism.
Andy Cook is in many ways still that unsure kid. And while dreams change, they never die—and there is only more to come from this late-comer to the music scene.
TICKETS: $10 (available below), $12 at the door
TIME/DATE: Doors at 7:00 pm, December 7, 2017
LOCATION: The Jive Mill Listening Room, 212 N Broadway, Rochester, MN