Al Cook Band
Al Cook, born on 27.2.1945 in Bad Ischl, appeared in 1964 at the age of 19 for the first time in front of a larger audience. After his career as a Rock n Roll singer failed due to the zeitgeist of that time, he came into contact with the archaic blues by chance and occupied its variety of styles as a personal means of expression. Al Cook taught himself all varieties of historical blues, but it wasn't until 1970 that "Working Man Blues", the first blues LP produced in Europe by a white non-American, made him a local star. In 1974 the "Jazzpodium" chose him as the most authentic blues artist of white skin color.
After long years as a soloist and a detour to Rockabilly in the 80s, Al Cook formed his trio with Charlie Lloyd on piano and Harry Hudson on drums in 1989. The music consists mainly of original compositions in the style of blues classics, which have their foundations in the tradition of the 20s and 30s.
The program also includes a demonstration of archaic blues forms, which lead between the concert parts into the world of the old south.
For his services to the foundation of a local blues scene, the artist was awarded the Golden Cultural Medal of the City of Bad Ischl in 2005 and the Golden Medal of Honour of the City of Vienna in 2006.
Advance sale: EUR 18,--
box office EUR 20,--
pupils and students EUR 10,-- evening box office