Nathan Cook

Nathan Cook

BandFolkAcoustic

Eclectic Acoustic songs-sorta sounds like Elliot Smith/Paul Simon/Iron and Wine/Nick Drake.

Biography

Nathan Cook-Biography

Nathan Cook is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter whose music has been described as 'layered magic'. Weaving acoustic guitars, world instruments, woodwinds and turntables with lyrical brilliance, Nathan creates sound-scapes of intense and touching beauty.

After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 1997 with a Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Composition and Saxophone Performance, Nathan toured extensively throughout Europe and has recorded with some of the greatest musicians in jazz. In the year 2000 Nathan put down his horn, picked up an acoustic guitar and began writing and producing his own songs.

Nathan’s earliest years were spent in Philadelphia PA. Then at the age of twelve he moved to Kansas City. At 17 Nathan attended college in Boston MA and stayed, living and performing in the Boston area for 12 years. In 1999 Nathan relocated to New York City’s East Village for two years. He then moved to Tempe Arizona to complete the Master Recording II Program at The Conservatory for the Recording Arts and Sciences, followed by a year of interning at Los Angeles recording studios.

Nathan is currently living in New York City where he continues to write, record and perform.

Contact Info:

Cell: 816-589-1150
Email: natecookmusic@hotmail.com
Myspace: www.myspace.com/natecookmusic
Website: www.NathanCookMusic.com
View EPK: http://www.sonicbids.com/NathanCookMusic

Lyrics

If I Came Back As A Song

Written By: Nathan Cook

If I Came Back As a Song

I wonder if I could come back as a song
Live in a melody that would linger on and on

I’d make my home inside a folk record sleeve
Dylan’s ‘Freewheelin’ from nineteen sixty three
Track two

So you could play me when you’re feeling down
I would wrap you up inside my happy sound
Riding on the airwaves I would fly to you
Maybe then you’d love me too…if I came back as a song

Then they could shoot me from a cold satellite
Into a radio that you sleep by at night

And you would call out “This is my favorite song!”
I’d feel so happy watching you sing along
Let’s do…

So you can sing me when you’re feeling sad
I could be the best song friend you ever had
Riding on the airwaves I would fly to you
Maybe then you’d love me too

If I came back as a song

And you could sing me when you’re feeling down
I would wrap you up inside my happy sound
Riding on the airwaves I would fly to you
Take you higher than Keith Moon…

If I came back as a song

Girl in the Cage

Written By: Nathan Cook

The girl in the cage bent the bars and left the stage
The crowd demanded more
Feet stomped the floor-cries of ‘bravo!’ and ‘encore!’
Heard the band leader say

Please! Quiet please…take your seats. The show isn’t over yet
There is more! So much more…and the girl you will see again

You will see her again
In a flash you will know everything

The crowd in a rage left their seats and rushed the stage
To put the bars back right
The girl kept out of site and then slipped into the night
Wishing she could say

Please! Quiet please…take your seats. The show isn’t over yet
There is more! So much more…I’m sure we will meet again

You will see her again
In a flash you will know everything

There she lies ready and thoughtless and still
Lacking conclusion
And her eyes-outwardness now looking in
The girl in the cage bent the bars and left the stage

You will see her again
In a flash you will know everything

Anything 4U

Written By: Nathan Cook

Burn my space if I ever speak against our love

My disgrace if I ever speak against our love

Throw me down if I ever speak against our love

Take my sound if I ever speak atainst our love

What good are eyes that cannot see? I pushed you far away from me

Anything for you that you want me to I will...I will

Steel my sleep if I ever speak against our love

Incomplete if I ever speak against our love

What good are eyes that cannot see? I pushed you far away from me

Anything for you that you want me to I will...I will.

Discography

'Wake the Hero' EP

http://cdbaby.com/cd/nathancook

Set List

Crawl
Girl in a Cage
Don't Look Down
Beggin' My Weakness
Alive
It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
Wave Your Flag
Gravity
Anything For You
If I Came Back As a Song
Right Now
Jezebel
Cranky

And over two hundred covers if need be.