By Gail Fountain
Atlanta pop artist Wesley Cook is the headliner for his Heavy CD release upstairs at Smith’s Olde Bar with Best Brothers and Lauren St. Jane opening. Heavy tells of love, loss and release, but remains upbeat after the loss of Cook’s brother last year.
On Cook’s blog, he tells about its recording. “My band (lead guitarist Cooper Carter, drummer Alex Morrison and bassist David Schroeder) and I had just played for the weekend of the 30A Songwriter Festival in Florida — a sort of live-dress-rehearsal before we drive on to Shreveport Louisiana and Blade Studios to work with Brady Blade and Chris Bell. Brady Blade is most notably a drummer who has worked with Dave Matthews, Emmy Lou Harris, Bob Dylan and MANY others … Chris Bell is a world-class recording engineer. What that means is that he dials every little detail of the microphones and settings of a board that look likes something you would find at NASA and makes it bring out the best of what you do. He’s been an engineer for folks like Eagles, Peter Gabriel, Erykah Badu, Earth Wind & Fire, Destiny’s Child and more … He’s a great guy and, much like Brady, a consummate professional.”
Learn more about Wesley Cook at www.wesleycook.com.
Tickets for Saturday’s show are available through Ticket Alternative