***This Freebie Friday Offer Is Complete and We Have a Winner.***

We had so much fun in November with Freebie Fridays, we decided to make it a more general year-around activity. We won’t have giveaways every Friday, but when we do you will benefit. This week we offer the folksy-bluesy CD Honey from Dried Grass from Cook and Rose.

Cook and Rose

We first met Christopher Cook and Emmy Rose (the talent behind Cook and Rose) through their involvement in NaNoWriMo where they have been participants, staff and donors. Perhaps you’ve been to a NaNo Write-In at one of our stores and know how cool that is, but if not plan on playing along next year. That way you can share your story with the world and meet people like Cook and Rose who gave their money AND shared their album Honey from Dried Grass.

“A good song has its own essence. It filters through direct experience but transcends it to speak to others. The musician is a servant of the wider world,” says Cook. Our take on Honey from Dried Grass falls in right line with that sentiment. The album is ideal for reflective road trips and quiet weekends. We understand it’s also good for decompressing after work, though we rarely experience such work related stress.

A songwriter and performer for over 30 years, Cook’s finger-picking technique produces an orchestral sound with counter rhythms and intricate melodies. Rose’s clear, heartfelt voice and harmonium add an old-world resonance to their music. Don’t take our word for it, win this CD and listen for yourself.

To enter this Freebie Friday giveaway, use our comment section to answer the following question:

What is your favorite folk instrument, lyric or act?

We will allow 72 hours for entries so no excuse for letting this chance pass you by. The winner will be selected using random.org on Monday and will be notified by e-mail sometime on the following day. Comments are moderated and may take some time to appear. Please do not resubmit your comments — one will be plenty.

If you took a listen to Honey from Dried Grass and want to hear more from Cook and Rose, watch for their new album City of Clay or find them as they tour through the West. You can also follow Cook and Rose on Facebook. If you want to see a harmonium (pump organ) IRL, give us a call. We are likely to have one among our thousands of instruments.