The Rio Grande Theater will welcome the famous blues guitarist Eli Cook

Leaving the town of Las Cruces

The Rio Grande Theater, 211 N. Main St., hosts Eli Cook at 7 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2022.

Cook was named one of the top three solo blues artists in the world by British band “Blues Matters!” Magazine. Cook has been dubbed “the best blues singer of his generation” by the “All Music” guide and has been featured in “Vintage Guitar” magazine.

Eli Cook started playing guitar as a teenager in the Blue Ridge foothills of Virginia. Following in the tradition of the great blues men, he performed in churches and late-night gospel covers with only his deep, acoustic baritone voice.

Cook recorded and released six albums between 2004 and 2014: the original all-acoustic and roots album “Miss Blues’ Child” on the Sledgehammer Blues label, and a heavy blues-rock album “ElectricHolyFireWater”. During this time he was asked to open for BB King on King’s East Coast tour.

Since then Cook has shared the stage with Johnny Winter, Robert Cray, Parliament-Funkadelic, Gary Clark JR, Taj Mahal, John Mayal and many more. Cook signed with Los Angeles-based label Cleopatra Records in 2013 to begin work on his fifth studio album, featuring guest appearances from Tinsley Ellis, Reese Wynans of Double Trouble, rock legend Leslie West of Mountain and Artimus Pyle of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

The album, “Primitive Son”, was released in the spring of 2014. “Eli Cook’s blues is authentic, thrilling, breathtaking… It takes the listener to places in music never seen before,” said ” Rocktime”, on the seventh album of his career. .

Tickets are $20 and are available online at RioGrandeTheatre.org or at the door on the day of the show. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact 575/541-2290, or email [email protected]

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