Joshua Cook & The Key of Now quickly solidified themselves into San Francisco’s burgeoning music community with the debut singles “All Bad Things” and “A Prayer For You” in 2013. Driving each blues-flavored tune with attitude-drenched vocals and dirty guitar licks, the band harnesses a stripped-back, power pop sound with drummer Nick Fishman and bassist Tommy Folen propelling each tune into the next dimension. After a month-long residency at The Milk Bar, The Key of Now unleashed their long-awaited debut solo album Misadventures, Part One, to launch into 2014. Fueled by Joshua’s colorful history, the record is the sum of hundreds of moments in time, a sonic snapshot of the countless narratives that have shaped him as a songwriter.
Joshua Cook is a veteran of soul-infused rock and roll, an avid writer and performer since picking up his first guitar on the muddy banks of the Chatahoochee. Leaving the Deep South for the “Promised Land” of California, he formed and led several underground groups (including The Righteous Fists of Harmony and Strangefeather), organizing his own tours of the US, Europe, and Japan before joining Bay Area “buzz band” The Soft White Sixties for several US tours that included prominent spots at SxSW, Noise Pop, High Sierra Music Fest, Health & Harmony Festival, Treefort Music Festival, and CMJ Festival in NYC. In addition to producing the majority of his own releases, Joshua has conducted recording sessions with legendary musicians the likes of Tim Gorman (the Rolling Stones, the Who, Starship), David LaFlamme (It’s a Beautiful Day), Carl Bowers (the Eagles), and has performed live with Booker T. Jones, Steve Miller, Joe Satriani, Greg Rolie, Michael Carabello, Marty Balin, Mickey Hart, Eric Gayles, members of Big Brother and the Holding Company, and Mundy.
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Official website: www.keyofnow.com