Bailey Cooke
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Bailey Cooke

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | INDIE

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | INDIE
Band Americana Country


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"Review of Bailey Cooke Self Titled E.P"

check magazine website for article - Shuffle Magazine

"Bailey Cooke Album Release Show"

Before Bailey Cooke started putting out her own recordings, she was making the rounds among clawhammer banjo contests at fiddle competitions — and winning some of them. That’s one way to know she’s serious about playing old-time music. And there are other signs to be found on her new self-released album, Tennessee. (Speaking of which, she’s a local now, but she came here from Charlotte, N.C.) For one thing, she’s able to mix traditional numbers with originals. But she’s also old-timey without being a strict traditionalist. Album-opener “Terrible” sounds a little like Jenny Lewis doing Piedmont blues, and Cooke and her frequent collaborator on guitar, Wes Langlois, sometimes conjure Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. (Really, what new old-timey act of the past 10 years hasn’t been influenced by them?) Cooke, though, has a softer, more contemporary vocal attack. Promising stuff.
— Jewly Hight
- The Nashville Scene

"Benefit for the Hungry of fooBar"

the enchanting Bailey Cooke, whose delightfully lo-fi original tracks sound like they could be field recordings recently unearthed by Smithsonian Folkways.

-Jack Silverman - The Nashville Scene

"Bailey Cooke at the Basmement in Nashville, tn"

"Cooke's authentic approach to this genre has a staggering ability to tug at your heartstrings."

-Kyle Williams, The Nashville Scene - The Nashville Scene


Self Titled E.P (March 2010)- Available on Itunes and Amazon.
"Tennessee (January 2011)- Available on Itunes and Amazon.



Bailey Cooke emerged into the Americana scene through the tradition of old time music. She began writing music in the fashion of old songs and then working her writing into modern times. She spent her college years following around old folks to fiddler's conventions and then eventually found her place in Nashville and settled until she was uprooted by the flood. Now in Charlotte, NC Cooke continues to write and perform and most recently released her first full length record "Tennessee." Her newest record includes appearances by David Mayfield of Cadillac Sky, Beau Stapleton of Blue Merle, and other incredibly talented musicians

Some of the notable venues that Bailey has been touring this past year include:

The Sundance Film Festival ASCAP Showcase (Park City, UT)
Joe's Pub (NYC)
Rockwood Music Hall (NYC)
The Living Room (NYC)
Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn)
Southpaw (Brooklyn)
Music City Roots at The Loveless Cafe (Nashville, TN)
The Basement (Nashville, TN)
The 5 Spot (Nashville, TN)
The Purple Fiddle (Thomas, WV)
Casa Cantina (Athens, OH)
The Star Bar (Atlanta, GA)
The Grey Eagle (Asheville, NC)
Modaddy's (Asheville, NC)
The Evening Muse (Charlotte, NC)
The Neighborhood Theatre (Charlotte, NC)
The Preservation Pub (Knoxville, TN)
JJ's Bohemia (Chattanooga, TN)
Club Passim (Boston, MA)