“James Cook is a bundle of energy in the studio and the stage is his and his band's natural habitat.  Cook and his guys understand that music is math and they are tops in their class. Upon hearing new music is coming or that they are playing close, I get pumped knowing that something exciting is on the way. If you've not jumped on the James Cook train then get your tickets now. “-Carey Dean (106.9 The Ranch)


Drawing inspiration from evocative stories around the Red River, the Wichita Falls, TX native’s penchant for superb narrative lyrics and riveting vocals delivers an impactful punch for this rootsy collection of songs that blends folk-rock, country and Southern blues hues, with equal parts grit, sorrow and heart.


Momentum began to build for Cook after he won the 2015 Rattle Magazine Songwriter Award who went on to say "“...truly an original Americana artist, with the twisting of genres that blossom into his own invention. He incorporates the country, rock and blues, with a dash of grit and salt that makes the hairs stand on end when you hear him play. You can feel it in his writing that he pours over every word in detail until it's perfect.”  He was also a finalist for the Blue Light, Larry Joe Taylor, and Texas Music Pickers competitions. 


Since then, Cook has released two albums and has been touring these past years with his band with a raw, energetic show that has opened doors like the Outlaws and Legends Festival, two Top 40 singles on the TRRR Charts, and the upcoming 2019 Ranch Bash line-up in Ft Worth, TX