It took me a while to review this 6-track EP from Mark Cooke entitled ‘Living For The Weekend’. Unfortunately, it fell under a big pile of things to do.
Well, I just have to say that I’m glad that it did not get lost in that pile for good! This album from new country artist, Mark Cooke, was well-written with great vocals that put me in mind of musical greats like Clint Black and George Strait. In fact, I picked up a hint of Texas in this cd while listening. Being originally from Texas myself, I couldn’t help but hear that, I suppose. I just HAD to check his website to see where Mark is originally from. Yes, Texas! haha I just KNEW it! I guess you can take us out of Texas, but can’t take the Texas out of us, huh? 🙂 Anyway…see my track by track review below.
Track by track review:
“Any Way The Wind Blows”: Uptempo, full of optimism, hope…really a great song!
“Living For The Weekend”: Another uptempo, fun song. Makes you want to get up and dance.
“Can’t Cheat In A Small Town”: My favorite song of the album. A mid-tempo song with a slightly dark feel to this song.
“Stay With Me Tonight”: Beautiful, poignant ballad. Even gave me chills a couple of times.
“I Love It”: A great, uptempo song that would be just right for the summer.
“I’ll Take This Town”: Mid-tempo, great vocals, well-written, and can easily visualize a video from this one. Another great one for the summer.
I highly recommend this album from new artist, Mark Cooke. If you like steel guitar, banjo, fiddles, well-written songs, excellent vocals with both a traditional/contemporary country fell, then this album is for you. Check Mark Cooke out, he’s worth a listen!
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.