New Release: Phil Cook – Another Mother’s Son

Singer/Songwriter Phil Cook is gearing up for the release of People Are My Drug on June 1st, a collection of roots and gospel-infused songs written with a common message of community in each track

Cook’s newest single is Another Mother’s Son, a modern-day civil rights song about police shootings, and a plea for community in a world full of disconnect. Cook enlisted another Durham NC hip hop artist and slam poetry-champion Kane Smego to help write this deeply personal track

Listen here…

Cook says, “We live in a society that is both connected and increasingly apathetic toward the human experience. As a parent, I know that having fears and worries for my children is universal to the role. However, to be the parent of a black child in America is to send your kid out the door each day with a target on their body. This is a worry that my family will never know. We exist in the same communities, but the systematic injustice of our country has divided us into two different worlds. Empathy begins when we share in the fight for protecting black children from the disproportionate violence that they face in their everyday experience”

Cook heads out on a US tour on June 7, kicking things off with a performance at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC. He also joins Daniel Norgren on the road for a few dates in July and August. Cook is also confirmed for the 2018 Pickathon Music Festival in Happy Valley Oregon August 3-5, as well as ACL Music Festival in Austin, TX Oct. 12-14. A full list of dates is below…

6/7 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle %
6/8 – Washington DC – Songbyrd %
6/10 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade %
7/31 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom*
8/1 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent*
8/3-5 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
8/7-8 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern*
7/6-7 – Eau Claire, WI – Eaux Claires Music Festival
10/12-14 – Austin, TX – ACL Music Festival

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*Co-Headline with Daniel Norgren