Mike Cooke
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Mike Cooke

Gulf Shores, AL | Established. Jan 01, 2013

Gulf Shores, AL
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo Folk Pop




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I love playing the songs that everyone loves but have forgotten. It's fun to keep them guessing. I was raised on Country music but slowly moved to modern folk such as James Taylor and Dan Fogelberg. I started writing my own songs while in the Army and playing guitar with my fellow soldiers. Had my first gig in Germany where myself and two others played for a German Festival. We only knew about 7 songs but when we finished the crowed made us play them again. That's when I got the music bug.

Back in the states and out of the service I was invited to play with a local Greatful Dead band where I learned a lot but hated most of the music. Left that and started my own band in 1992. We change band names and players many times. Our claim to fame was when we opened for the Charlie Daniels Band on the 4th of July on a big stage in Ofallon, MO. The next year we opened for BTO.

I began visiting the Florabama in the early 90's and there was something about a couple of people sitting in chairs playing acoustic guitars that just spoke to me. I looked forward to each southern visit to the Florabama.

After a while I grew tired of the loud drums and rows of speakers and bought a set a congas for the drummer and got rid of all the loud folk in my band. I began to focus on original music and started playing gigs around St. Louis that had more of a Florabama feel to it where audiences appreciated the music.

I recently retired and am now moving to the Gulf Shores area and am looking forward to new new musician friends as I become part of the southern music family.

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