World Cafe Next: Phil Cook : World Cafe The Megafaun and DeYarmond Edison alumnus shares music from his solo debut, Southland Mission.
NPR logo

World Cafe Next: Phil Cook

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/440280383/440283424" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
World Cafe Next: Phil Cook

World Cafe Next: Phil Cook

World Cafe Next: Phil Cook

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/440280383/440283424" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Phil Cook. Nick Heiderman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Nick Heiderman/Courtesy of the artist

Phil Cook.

Nick Heiderman/Courtesy of the artist

Set List

  • "1922"
  • "Anybody Else"

Most often found as a bandmate or a collaborator, Phil Cook is rarely out front. His best-known project, Megafaun, formed when he and other members of the legendary Eau Claire, Wisc., band DeYarmond Edison relocated to North Carolina. Cook has found many like-minded musicians there — for example, MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger, with whom he's collaborated extensively.

Now, though, comes Southland Mission, Cook's first solo album. It's a wonderful mix of country and folk, roots and rock.

Download the World Cafe: Next podcast at the World Cafe Tumblr.

Episode Playlist