Elizabeth Cook, a woman with some rather odd ties to Georgia and Atlanta, opens tonight at the Variety for the very funny, witty Todd Snider.
Most of Snider’s material isn’t suitable for posting on this blog, but go look him up — you’ll enjoy the sense of humor.
But back to Cook. She grew up in Florida, the daughter of a moonshiner and welder who learned the latter craft serving time at the federal penitentiary here in Atlanta, just a few miles from where she’ll be playing tonight. She’s a graduate of Georgia Southern, with degrees in accounting and computer information systems. I’ve seen her refer to herself as a math geek who took calculus classes in college for fun, and because she thought they’d be an easy “A”.
Here she is, a hard-to-categorize musician performing her ode to another classic American eccentricity, the El Camino:
– Jay Bookman