Elizabeth Cook

Sam's Burger Joint Presents:

Elizabeth Cook

Dan Dyer

Sun, April 8, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $80.00

This event is 18 and over

Seating NOT GUARANTEED. Any Seating Available is on a First Come, First Served Basis. NO REFUNDS all sales final. 

All Minors Will Be Charged an Additional $5 At the Door. 17 & Under Admitted with Parent or Guardian Only. - $12 Advance/ $15 Day of Show/ $80 Reserved Booth

Elizabeth Cook
Elizabeth Cook
Elizabeth Cook didn’t quite know what she was doing. But she knew there were songs, and they had to get out. Six even years since her critically acclaimed Welder, as well as much personal tumult, there were songs that needed to be born.

“If anything, (Exodus) is a pledge of allegiance for the bad girls and the Homecoming Queens who got caught in a scandal. It’s a bill of rights, and a testimony for those good girls who got away with more than they should have.

“I’m slow, and getting slower,” laughs the lanky blond, unapologetically. “I’m taking my time, really drilling down. There were nine versions of ‘Methadone Blues.’ I’ve never done that before. I love that entrenchment and dedication – and I wasn’t going to do any less than what needed to be done.”

From Dexter Green’s (also the album’s producer) opening electric guitar, equal parts foreboding and fraught, “Exodus of Venus” hurls a churlish witness to erotic upheaval and the drives that subsume our best notions. “Exodus” is an exhortation of sexual surrender that pushes past the brink of reason.

For fans of the Florida-born’n’raised Cook, a Grand Ole Opry regular, SiriusXM Outlaw Country hostess and David Letterman favorite, Exodus of Venus will be something of a shock. If she maintains the tang of her drawl, what emerges – beyond Cook’s always vibrant and vivid sense of detail – is a song cycle soaked in turpentine, musk and honey.
Dan Dyer
Dan Dyer
Dan Dyer writes songs with heart. His signature sound melds together soul, folk, and country to reveal music full of a storyteller’s lyricism, a rambler’s travails, and enough self-awareness to keep it honest.

A native of Tool, Texas, a tiny, rural town on Cedar Creek Lake flanked by oak, pecan, and ash trees, Dan has spent his life in the wide-open spaces of the Texas landscape. At age 18, he moved to Wimberley, Texas, and subsequently to nearby San Marcos for college (double major: math and physics), where he got a gig running the rapids on the Guadalupe River, delivering pizzas, and any other sort of odd jobs he could take to pay the bills.

It was in San Marcos that he picked up a guitar for the first time. He likes to say that guitar was something he practiced “ineffectively,” and he barely stumbled through his first open mike night. But this self-effacing musician now commands audiences with that guitar, combined with the vocal strength of a gospel choir and the raw edge of a man who knows the value of hard work.

Today, Dan calls the outskirts of Austin home, where he feeds his handyman tendencies and soulful nature with a plot of land framed by sky at the end of a dirt road. And nearly every day, he makes the time to write. Stories are the hallmark of his music. Because much like fellow Texan Lefty Frizzell, Dan seeks to wring every last bit of life out of every word.
Venue Information:
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215