After touring Let the Light In, Amy began to write the songs on Summer Skin in 2011. Her finest songwriting to date is likely the result of the education she received ont eh road for a couple of years, playing rock clubs and theatres with Escovedo, the Heartless Bastards, and other artists.
Summer Skin was produced by Craig Street (Norah Jones, k.d. Lang) and was recorded in LA with an all-star band, featuring David Garza (guitar), Me'Shell NdegéOcello (bass), Chris Bruce (guitar) and Jonathan Wilson (drums).
Robert Plant sings harmony with Cook on the beautiful "It's Gonna Rain", and joins Patty Griffin on the moody Airplane Driver. Ben Kweller co-wrote and sings back up vocals on the pop rocker "Getting To You". This record represents a quantum leap for Amy her evolution as a songwriter, a musician and an artist.
Waiting 4 The World 2 End
Sun Setting Backwards
It's Gonna Rain (feat. Robert Plant)
Getting To You (feat. Ben Kweller)
Airplane Driver (feat. Robert Plant and Patty Griffin)
Break Your Fall
When I Wake Up
Vocals – Amy Cook, Ben Kweller (track 5), Robert Plant (tracks 3 and 6), Patty Griffin (track 6) Guitars – Amy Cook, Ben Kweller (track 5), Chris Bruce, David Garza Bass – Me'Shell NdegéOcello Drums – Jonathan Wilson Piano – Amy Cook and David Garza Keyboards – Jonathan Wilson and Keefus Green (track 7) Banjo – Jonathan Wilson Harmonium – David Garza
Produced by Craig Street Mixed By Steve Mazur Mastered By Greg Calbi Photography By Alexandra Valenti