Jesse Manley has a fresh track for your hungry ears. Photo by Amanda Tipton. There are many reasons to create music, of course. There’s the pedestrian desire for popularity, there is the vaulted idea of artistic creation, but there are also less common reasons. For Jesse Manley, one reason seems to be archeological exploration. On […]
Cooke’s talent coupled with his diligent work ethic has earned him several local accolades, including a #1 ranking in the 2009 Denver Post Music Poll and “Best Singer Songwriter,” “Best album,” and “Best Avant-Garde” nods by Westword. Nationally, Cooke has been written about in SPIN, featured on a recent Daytrotter session, and was featured alongside Billy Bragg, M. Ward, Owen Pallet, and more on a Joanna Newsom tribute.
He has toured in the US and Australia playing with The Dresden Dolls, Crooked Fingers, Built to Spill, The Decemberists, The Flaming Lips (Monolith Festival), Blonde Redhead, Devotchka, Rasputina, Wovenhand, Pedro the Lion and many more.