Daniel Cook performs for the Coffee House on Saturday night.

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Daniel Cook performs for the Sooke Coffee House on June 21

The Sooke Folk Music Society is holding its final Coffee House event of the season this Saturday, June 21. (Keep in mind we still have two concerts left.) For our final Coffee House we are very pleased and excited to be presenting singer/songwriter and guitarist, Daniel Cook.

Cook comes by his musical bent quite naturally. He was taught at an early age by his mother and his older brother Jerry Cook, who has worked with such notable artists as Colin James and Jim Byrnes as well as playing in the Powder Blues Band. Daniel wound up becoming a teacher himself, after receiving his jazz studies degree from Capilano College. He gave up teaching in the late 1990s, realizing his heart wasn’t in it. He has been a full-time musician ever since.

Cook has been performing, writing, and recording with a multitude of original B.C. bands for over 20 years. His recent project, Washington & Cook, is a funkified urban jazz partnership with Maureen Washington. They can be seen performing regularly in and around Victoria.

The song Comfy Couches was nominated for Roots Song of the Year at the 2014 Vancouver Island Music Awards. And, the song Penny is a semi-finalist in the 2014 Island Songwriting Contest.

Because he so enjoyed making his new solo album and is so pleased with the results, Daniel is planning to hit the studio again real soon.

“I’ve probably got three albums ready to go,” said Cook.

Please join us this Saturday, June 21 for a great evening of music with this inspiring artist. It all happens at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Murrray Road. Doors open at 7 p.m. with open stage at 7:30 and our feature at 9. Hope to see you all there.

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