Mark Cook – An Evening With The Blues

An Evening With The Blues
An Evening With The Blues

It’s obvious this Terre Haute-based guitarist is a talented individual. He’s got the chops and did all the writing and arranging on this disc. Not only the instrumental portions, but the vocal melodies, as well. This M.C. employs the talents of a number of midwest-based vocalists to handle the up-front chores. And the vocal stylistic approach is locked in on the ’70s southern rock.

This is an enjoyable initial offering, but instead of employing B.B. King and, perhaps, Robben Ford, as a jumping off spot, Cook might consider taking the listener down a Delta road or two. It’s always good to revisit Hwy. 61 or 49. Or maybe Chi-Town, just for credibility’s sake.

This article originally appeared in VG‘s May ’01 issue. All copyrights are by the author and Vintage Guitar magazine. Unauthorized replication or use is strictly prohibited.

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