Phil Cook Headlines Unique N.C. Museum/Music Event

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In January, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem continues its winning streak of essential concerts.

By Blurt Staff

A couple of years ago we published (in both the print edition and online site) a wide-ranging feature on NC’s Megafaun as well as an accompanying feature on the band’s own resident uber-multi-tasker Phil Cook. Despite the above photo’s implication, the dude doesn’t sit, or stand, still—we’ve learned that Phil Cook will headline Crossroads @ SECCA #014 next month in Winston Salem, on Jan. 22. According to the concert organizers, Triangle rockers The Dead Tongues and Shenandoah Valley instrumental guitarist Daniel Bachman will open the triple bill.

Notes Crossroads @ SECCA curator (and longtime BLURT contributor) Andy Tennille, “Phil Cook is one of those rare talents that comes along once in a generation. He can play most any instrument you put in front of him, and his energy and musicality are infectious. He makes every recording, concert or musical event he’s involved in better. His new album, Southland Mission, is easily among my favorite records released this year. With The Dead Tongues and Daniel Bachman along for the ride, January 22 will be another great night of music at SECCA.”

It should be an impressive and, as the saying goes, user-friendly event, to say the least: Doors will open at 5 pm, and the music will begin at 7 pm, while ood trucks will be on hand and beer from Foothills Brewing will be available. (BLURT will certainly be there.) Full details and tickets, etc. at


Below, watch Cook’s video for “1922,” from his recent Southland Mission film, then listen to/watch the official audio clip of the Southland Mission track “Ain’t It Sweet”. The latter, incidentally, is indeed what we here at BLURT would call “sweet,” no lie.


Note for non-North Carolinians: The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C. seeks to enhance perspectives, inspire community and ignite new ideas at the intersection of art and its visitors. Located at 750 Marguerite Drive, the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday.

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