Dan Tedesco, Vivian Cook

Dan Tedesco

Vivian Cook

Thu, September 14, 2017

8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

Dan Tedesco
Dan Tedesco
My story is…..that I have no story, per se. I come from a solid family. It’s a point of pride. I grew up in the far west suburbs of Chicago. My folks weren’t rich, but there wasn’t much that I was left wanting. I’ve never been arrested. Always got good grades. I never developed any major drug addictions (at least, not yet). The only serious addiction in my life, if you’d like to call it that, has been with music. Let me bring you up to speed.

Piano at age 5.

Violin at age 9.

Guitar at age 11 after hearing Eddie Van Halen.

And that, as they say, is all she wrote.

I’ve been madly in love with it ever since.Growing up my ears were fortunate enough to be treated to a fairly eclectic musical mix: The Beatles, Dylan, Paul Simon, James Taylor, The Band, The Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, CCR, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty. Even a healthy dose of Mozart, Beethoven and Wagner. A friend in my neighborhood used to make cassette mixes for me: The Who, They Might Be Giants, The Police, The Clash. I missed the grunge period, and it wouldn’t be until nearly a decade later that I’d discover the power of Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. Once I found the guitar, things focused in a touch. It wasn’t unusual for me to fall asleep at night to the sounds of guitar wizards like Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson. And the random Van Halen record was never far away.
Vivian Cook
Vivian Cook
Vivian Cook is a Bay Area singer-songwriter. Her debut album, The Long Shot, produced by R. Walt Vincent (Pete Yorn, Liz Phair) was released by Omnivore Recordings in January 2017. Vivian has a background in theater, and most recently played Veronica Sawyer in Heathers: The Musical. You should like her on Facebook and/or follow her on Instagram, because those are things.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107