Joshua A F Cook is a singer and guitarist from New Orleans, who's performed around the world both solo and with his project The Key Of Now.
People ask me where I came from, how I got here. This I will tell you:
I was bored in the Little Apple on 5th & St. Mark’s at the crossroads of Checkpoint Charlie and the Little House on the Prairie. Mama was a modern artist, and Daddy was a rock'n'roll drummer till he joined the service and picked up jazz trombone. (He lost his hair but not his cool.) I kicked it on the sidelines till getting kicked in the head taught me I could read, then I couldn’t stop talking about it. French Quarter parades, Comanche Pow-Pows, Monkees reruns and Daddy's vinyl collection shaped my worldview way down yonder on the Chattahoochee. Southern culture on the skids was not my jam so I made a California dream instead, took a left at Albuquerque and ended up in Paris. (Mama had the last laugh.) Alone, unchained, chasing the sun for many moons, I found a car was cheaper. It got me back to New Orleans; an Amtrak train did the rest. The world's changed and so have I.
While my guitar gently weeps,
here I stand head in hand,
not necessarily stoned,