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Kyle Cook (of Matchbox 20) with Paul McDonald

For two decades, Kyle Cook spent the bulk of his musical life as the lead guitarist of matchbox 20. He co-wrote some of the songs and invented many of the instrumental riffs that have become distinguishing parts in such radio staples as “Real World,” “Unwell” and “Bent.” But plenty of his creative persona was held in check as he collaborated in a team effort.
With Wolves, his solo debut, Cook invests so much of himself in the project that a discerning listener can get a good idea of who the guitar player really is. He’s a studied musician with an all-American Midwestern background, a guy who has a penchant for classic rock with just enough classical training to make him dangerous, and an adult whose experiences with the cycle of love and loss are extraordinarily familiar.
Paul McDonald was in the Top 8 on Season 10 of American Idol, has shared the stage and toured with John Mayer, Hanson, Stevie Wonder and Zac Brown Band. He has been a popular festival act playing Bonnaroo, SXSW, Live on the Green and performed on nationally televised shows like Good Morning America, The Today Show, NBC’s Parenthood and The Tonight Show.

Earlier Event: April 25
Later Event: April 27