Road History

“Bass Player, Anthony Cook creates a strong foundation for each song with smooth bass-lines and subtle transitions.”

-ESSENTIALLY POP MAGAZINE

2020 – Present           

MISTAKEN (MI) IDENTITY:  All original rock n’ roll with a classic vibe.  Soulful vocals, heartfelt song writing, and guitar driven melodies. 

A band with a wide ranging style.

Facebook: mistakenidentityband

Instagram: @mistaken_mi_identity

2018 – Present

PYRAMIDZ:  An amalgamation of indie / college rock / alternative roots music.

2004 – Present

STRING THEORY PROJECT:  A music concept created over 20 years ago with former band 53 Stations, and singer songwriter Bruce Rubin.

A complete world musical journey, working with musicians from every genre imaginable; Jazz, Rock, Blues, Americana Roots, American Primitive, World, Folk, Gypsy, and beyond.  Adding each piece to the perfect music puzzle…A rainbow of instrumental colors…A soundtrack of life!  MUSIC STYLE; Fusion of genres where American Primitive, Blues, Gypsy, Folk, and World music unite. AND THE STRING THEORY RHYTHM SECTION CORE IS:  Bruce Rubin, guitar, Anthony Cook, producer and bass player, Paul Smithson, mandolin and Todd Myers on drums and percussion. 

Instagram:  @stringtheoryproject

2009 – Present

 THE SKYLARKS:  An innovative band that transcend genres while embracing their Americana Roots.  The Skylarks hone high-octane rock with acoustic guitar rhythms, poetry lyrics, and ethereal sound scopes.  In addition to rave reviews from international music journalist, they have been featured on several media fronts including; national television series (MTV), national commercials, and worldwide radio airplay. Although The Skylarks are not currently touring, they are recording regularly.  Band members are located in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.

theskylarkband.com

Instagram: @theskylarksla

Facebook: The Skylarks

The Skylarks by The Skylarks

https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-skylarks/911377986

On the Back of the New by the Skylarks

https://music.apple.com/us/album/on-the-back-of-the-new/1424622472

It Sounds So Naive – Single by Sam Mellon and The Skylarks

https://music.apple.com/us/album/it-sounds-so-naive-single/461178608

2021 – Present           

LITTLE CHAIR: Another side of Anthony’s bass playing versatility . Little Chair is a instrumental fusion group that blends soul, jazz, and indie rock. A band with swirls of ambient guitar, expressive saxophone,and a undeniable groove.

 
 
Instagram: @littlechairband
 
Facebook: littlechair

2001 – 2015

THE BLACK TONGUED BELLS:  The Bells tap everything from Roots Rock & Roll, Blues, Stax, Motown, Americana, Cajun & gospel.  In 2013 The Bells released the critically acclaimed LP, “Every Tongue Has A Tale To Tell.”  The album listed as one of the top 50 played in the world, as reported by the Roots Music Report, and ranked in the top 50 for ReverbNation.  Also note, the tune, JUKIN” JOINT, from “Every Tongue Has A Tale To Tell” was listed in the Hit-Tracks Top 100.  The Black Tonged Bells have played in a variety of venues in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, and Northern California areas.  In addition to being endorsed by The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The Bells have shared the stage with Bands and artists including; Walter Trout and Mike Campbell, Guitarist and Songwriter for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, David Lindley (Jackson Browne), Henry Rollins, Rick Shea, Janet Klein, and her Parlor Boys, Marc Ford, Rosie Flores and many more. The original recording of the Bells LP, Every Tongue Has a Tale To Tell” can be heard on national and international radio stations.

https://music.apple.com/us/album/every-tongue-has-a-tale-to-tell/675863710

 

In addition, Anthony is honored to have recorded and/or shared the stage with a diverse group of fine artists/bands including:

 

  • Phil Jones

Drummer/Percussionist/Producer: The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bob Dylan, Randy Newman, Joe Walsh, Neil Young, Roy Orbison, JD Souther and many more!

www.philjonesdrums.com

  • Ralph Schuckett: 

Always a privilege and an honor to have worked with the ever talented keyboardist, songwriter, record producer and TV/film composer.  As a studio musician and producer, Ralph has worked with Cher, Donna Summer, Carol King, James Taylor, Whitney Houston, Billy Joel, Phoebe Snow, Patty Smyth, George Benson, Todd Rundgren, Sophie B. Hopkins, and the list can go on and on.

www.ralphschuckett.com

 

  • Sammy Avila:  

Such a pleasure recording with a friend I have known most of my life. We grew up in the same community and attended grade school together.  Sammy has played worldwide, recording and touring with the amazing Walter Trout.  Aside from Walter Trout, Sammy has also performed with Mick Taylor, Joe Bonamassa, Los Lobos, Chris Cain, John Mayall, Eric Gales, Charlie Musselwhite, Bernard Ailson, and more.

Facebook: Sammy Avila

@hmmondsam51

  • Gil Birmingham: 

Guitar slinger and actor, Gil Birmingham.  Gil currently is making headlines as an award winning actor.  Recently he has appeared in more than 40 film and television productions, including; Hell or High Water, Yellowstone, The Twilight movie series, Rango, The Lone Ranger Movie, Veronica Mars, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, House Of Cards Series, and many more.

Instagram: @therealgilbirmingham

 

  • Joe Wong: 

Emmy award winner, multiple instrumentalist, drummer, composer, producer, and pod cast host for the Trap Set.

www.thetrapset.net

Facebook: Joe Wong

Instagram: @thetrapset

 

  • Jose Antonio Melendez:

Folk rock, Instrumental Nicaragua/American guitar player, composer, singer and songwriter who was born without arms.  Tony learned to play Guitar with his feet!  Amazing musician who has played for everyone…including the Pope!  Tony has been honored with many music awards throughout his career. 

 

  • Jim Wilson:

Extraordinary singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Jim has played with – Emmy Lou Harris, Alice Cooper, Meatloaf, Terry Reid, Daniel Lanois, Rollins Band, Mother Superior, Phil Jones, Motor Sister, Sparks.

www.jimwilsonrocks.com

Facebook – Jim Wilson

Instagram: @swingpipe

 

  • Robert Davis:

Gritty guitarist, with smooth-like-honey voice, Robert can set a stage on fire; LA Session guitarist, Lauryn Hill, Animal Waves, Bernard Fowler, Phil Jones, Eddie Money, Terry Reid.

Facebook: Robert Davis

Instagram: @drrobertdavis

 

  • Gia Ciambotti:

Singer/Songwriter-Bruce Springsteen, Lucinda Williams, Phil Jones, Natalie Cole, Chicago, Joe Walsh.

Instagram: @giaciambotti

 

  • Randy Volin:

Randy has played with rock & blues royalty; Joe Cocker, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Koko Taylor, Albert King, Peter Frampton, Greg Kihn, Jeff Healy, J. Geils, Mitch Rider, John Melloncamp…and many more!

Facebook: Randy Volin

Instagram: @randyvolin

 

  • Danny Ott:

Guitarist.  In addition to recording with The Black Tongued Bells, Danny has recorded and/or played with; Gregg Allman, Joe Walsh, Dave Alvin, John Doe, Garth Hudson, Chris Gaffney, Jim Lauderdale.

Instagram: @d.m._ott

 

  • Desert Blues Band
 

All original rock n’ roll/blues, with front man/singer/songwriter/producer and actor; JASON TAYLORSON.

Facebook: Jason Taylorson
INSTAGRAM: @jasontaylorson

                                       

  • Rick Berthod:

Nevada Blues Guitarist/Hall of Famer. Rick has shared the stage with Gregg Allman, John Mayall, B.B. King, JJ Cale, The Yardbirds, and Etta James. www.rickberthod.com Facebook: Rick Berthod INSTAGRAM: @rickberthod

 

  • Dave Resnik:

Guitarist/Composer/Producer.  Dave has played with; Sonia Dada, Mavis Staples, Ricky Martin, Victoria Williams, Donna Summers.

Facebook: David Resnik

Instagram: @daveresnik

 

  • Dale Daniel – Drums:  Hacienda Brothers, David Serby, Randy Weeks

Facebook: Dale Daniel

Instagram: @daledanieldrums

 

  • Wyman Resse – Keyboards:  Walter Trout, Buddy Miller, Dave Alvin, Rick Shea

Facebook: Wyman Reese

INSTAGRAM: @amigoagogo

 

  • Rick Shea – Singer/Songwriter:  Dave Alvin, Wanda Jackson, Brantley Kearns, R.E.M.

Facebook: Rick Shea

 

Instagram: @rickshea53

 

  • Bill Barrett – Harmonica:  Natalie Merchant, Nels Cline from Wilco

Facebook: Bill Barrett

Instagram: @billbarrett23

 

 

  • “King” Roger Ehrnman: Saxophone: Blue Highway,Stan West Band

 

  • John Harrelson (RIP) – Keyboards/Guitar:  Music Professor & Subject for music documentary; Dead Man Rockin’

 

  • Martin Espino:  Foremost international musicologist for Indigenous / Mexicana Music and ancient instrumentation

Multi-instrumentalist : Alex Degrassi, Cassio Duarte, and international musicologist

Facebook: Martin Espino
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