“Get Out There and Make a Happy Sound”: The Electric Blues of Eli Cook

Eli Cook

Born and raised in the Virginia Appalachia, Eli Cook didn’t have access to television or the internet until much later in life, but he had a guitar, a radio, and the rockin’ spirit of the blues. Building on his early roots, the Charlottesville-based musician has received serious acclaim as an opener for legendary acts like B.B. King, Johnny Winter, and Robin Trower. Learn more about Eli Cook’s story with contributing writer Charlie Maybee, including the reason why Cook believes he is now able to write with greater honesty and boldness.