Elizabeth Cook Brings Outlaw Country to The Bowery Ballroom

August 9th, 2016

Country singer Elizabeth Cook is equally known for her terrific songwriting, an incredible voice and her energetic live performances. So it should come as no surprise that she’s been appearing at the Grand Ole Opry for more than 15 years, earning comparisons to Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris in the process. Her most recent album—the first in six years—the blues-inflected Exodus of Venus (stream it below), came out in June to rave reviews. Rolling Stone called it “magnificently entertaining,” American Songwriter made note of “an instantly identifiable voice and music that uses its inherent twang as the bedrock for an often heavy, even dangerous sound,” and PopMatters proclaimed, “Cook’s mostly melancholy music contains rough diamonds whose brilliance needs to be brought out in the cutting.” And with her current tour winding down, Cook (above, performing “Exodus of Venus”) brings a taste of outlaw country to the Big Apple when she plays The Bowery Ballroom tonight. East Nashville singer-songwriter Derek Hoke opens the show.