Gary Daniel Cook
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Gary Daniel Cook


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"Gary is a soulful guitarist, proficient in a variety of musical styles. His blend of melodic phrases, hooks, and great chops was always presented with a song-first mentality" - Jeff Hendrickson (Engineer with Robert Cray, David Lee Roth, Aerosmith)

"Gary's songwriting and guitar playing are world-class!" - Neal Schon

"I saw Gary perform at the Namm Show and was blown away! I knew he would be perfect for our "Guitar Legends" project" - Neil Portnow (former VP of Zomba/Jive

"Gary's creative contributions with the Roland VG8 added unique textures and soundscapes to the Brand New Day record" -Sting

"Gary's "Sex Kills" sound was absolutely diabolical!" - Joni Mitchell

“Gary Daniel Cook is one of the most knowledgeable and respected guitarist/clinicians in the MI industry. In addition to having a total command of music and technology, he is any product's most articulate and passionate spokesman, successfully bringing his expertise and powers of persuasion to any public forum. I have seen him perform in clinics and workshops, where he first delivers a dazzling performance, showcasing a product in its best musical light. He knows products from both sides: as a musician and as a marketer." - Jon Chappell

Jon Chappell is the former editor-in-chief for Guitar Magazine, founder and first editor-in-chief of Home Recording, author of Guitar for Dummies, Rock Guitar for Dummies, and The Recording Guitarist: A Guide for Home and Studio, published articles in Guitar Player, Keyboard, EQ, Drum!, Rolling Stone, Spin, GQ, The New York Times)

- Quotes:


Gary Daniel Cook - "Legends of Rock & Blues", Neal Schon - "Pirahna Blues", Sting - "Brand New Day", Joni Mitchell "Taming The Tiger" and others



Gary's roots are deep in the Southwest and South traditions - from New Mexico, Louisiana and West Texas...his influences are diverse.

Gary's guitar playing crosses multiple genres. From Neil Young style acoustic flatpicking, to Allan Holdsworth fluid lines, to SRV style blues riff and ole' school jazz comping...Gary demonstrates this versatility with a "song first" mentality.

His baritone/tenor voice is soulful with blues-based vocal phrasing.

Gary has worked with a diverse list of artists including Sting, Joni Mitchell, Clint Black, Neal Schon, Mike Elizondo, Scott Reeves, Greg Adams, Igor Len, Andrew Strong and a host of others.

As composer, Gary's music can be heard in radio, television and film worldwide on such shows as Drew Carey Show, ESPN, E, One Life To Live and more.

When he's not writing, recording, or can find him performing his favorite songs on acoustic guitar at a local hotspot - "for the fun of it!"