Rockfish Nights--Casino Night!Doors and Gaming open at 6pm--Dinner at 7pm--Concert at 8pm
Live Music by Eli Cook
Eli Cook has toured to national acclaim, holding his own in the company of blues royalty B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Shemekia Copeland and Gary Clark, Jr. In 2015 he was voted #3 on the prestigious UK Blues Matters Writer’s Poll for Favorite International Blues Solo Artist.
No slavish dilettante or rusty, dusty blues purist, Cook has internalized his influences, including the rock of Soundgarden and Rage Against The Machine, stirring them into a musical cauldron of authentic, timeless music emanating from deep in his soul. He can rain down fire and brimstone in his singing, as well as express touching tenderness while pushing the musical envelope with blues-fueled originals and stunningly interpreted covers.
Cook continues to evolve his musical presentation. “I loved to push my presentations in different directions whether it be in workshops, and other venues, with other traditional American roots music elements to have more of an in-depth, cultural content to what I do. But without blues as the integral ingredient, music just ain’t worth listening to in my book.”
“Artists often talk about the blues as a living and growing thing and not just a style of music fit for museums. Cook puts that theory into practice and moves things forward.”- Slant Magazine
Dinner by Mouth Wide Open
Silent Auction and Gaming: Blackjack, Casino, Craps*
*please note that all gaming activities are for entertainment/amusement purposes only. Event proceeds benefit the Rockfish Valley Community Center, 501c3
--includes dinner, concert, auction, and one free gaming chip
RVCC Members: $45
--includes music, auction, and one free gaming chip
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