Of course, I’m only half-joking about the coffee. I don’t think San Francisco is that well-known for its coffee, but it’s kind of adorable that David Cook would mention that he loves it anyway. And the Giants. And most importantly, its people. The people definitely returned the love as they flocked on over to Harlot in San Francisco’s SoMa district on Friday evening to catch Cook perform for Alice 97.3‘s acoustic lounge.
Accompanied by his longtime friend/fellow band member Neal Tiemann, Cook, who won American Idol three years ago during the show’s seventh season, performed an acoustic four-song set: “Heroes,” “Come Back to Me,” “Light On,” and “The Last Goodbye.” In between tunes, Alice on-air personality Marcus D. interviewed the artist. Cook talked a little bit about the process of crafting his latest album, his charity work with Race for Hope – DC, being on the road, and who he thinks will win Idol this year (Hint: It’s not him!).
After the show, a lucky few folks who had won through the radio station or had their names drawn just a few minutes before the show started had the opportunity to meet Cook. Thanks to a friend who had offered her +1 at the last minute, I was one of them, though I’ve met him on three other occasions. So naturally, I did bring that up to him. It was a very polite but fulfilling exchange. Everyone backstage had the opportunity to take pictures with him and receive autographed photos of him. Fun stuff!
Cook’s sophomore album This Loud Morning will be available on June 28th. In the meantime, check out a couple of videos of him performing at the lounge!