So who is Grant Cook? Most people know him as the "Open Mic Dude" of East Texas, but Cook is no stranger to the music scene. He has shared the stage with many big names from all styles
of music. Having no boundaries is what makes his talent shine. "I don't like being categorized to just one style of music," claims Cook, "I simply enjoy the art of playing guitar, and to this, there are noboundaries."
Cook has also written and recorded several jingles for radio and television and has had a couple of songs recorded by artists on major labels. Fellow Texan Bugs Henderson sits in on the CD's
title track and best song and compliments Cook well with his always-tasty blues-rock guitar phrasing. Also involved on the session is Dave Bonner (bass, dobro), Charlie Bullard (drums), Mike Frank (organ, harmonica) and Bob Gentry (upright bass).
Cook writes eight of the 10 cuts that appear on "Loop 323 Blues." Earl King ("Take You Back Home") and D. Nulish ("Cried My Eyes Out") penned the other two cuts.
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