Brian Cook - Bass - 2009 - Present

Brian Cook is the bassist, baritone guitarist, and keyboardist for Russian Circles. He also played in the bands Botch, These Arms Are Snakes, and Roy. He has served as a session player for records by Mouth of the Architect and Mamiffer and is currently an auxiliary contributor to Sumac. In addition to playing music, Cook is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Stranger, Noisey, Portland Mercury, and Alarm. He self-published his debut novel, The Second Chair Is Meant For You, in 2014. He was voted Best Dancer in his 6th grade yearbook, which, if you've ever seen him dance, was obviously a joke by his classmates. Cook currently lives in New York with his husband Reno. 

Brian Cook's Gear Thanks go to:
Verellen Amplifiers
Ernie Ball Strings

Brian Cook Rig Rundown

Every Record I Own - Day 165: The Miles Davis Quintet Workin’... 

Every Record I Own - Day 165: The Miles Davis Quintet Workin’ With…

I’m going out of sequence today and jumping ahead to some Miles Davis.

I’m leaving New York City in a few hours after living here for a little over five years. I first came here back in ‘96 on an East Coast tour with one of my old bands and always marveled that people would choose to live in a city where rent was so high, apartments were so small, and the pace was so frantic. I had seen Midnight Cowboy and Taxi Driver, and they shaped my view…

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