Sage Cook was a member of award-nominated Colorado band Elephant Revival for eight years. Despite that folk band’s success he decided to leave the group for a move to the Kansas/Oklahoma border and to work full time tending a farm and garden.
The pastoral setting of his new life and work has inspired the project We Dream Dawn, a “band with a farming problem” intrigued by the intersection of art and agriculture.
The band stopped into the CPR Performance Studio following a string of Colorado tour dates. Cook and his band played three songs, one of them previously unrecorded, and spoke with us about his decision to start the project and balancing life on the farm with life in a band.
Stream the session above and read interview highlights below.
On balancing the band with the duties of a farm:
"We’re trying our hardest and to be honest it has been really hard. I've been taking over the booking and management and all the business side of the band which I've never done before … in addition to learning how to garden and grow food.
"We need help basically. The long term plan for this project is to open it up to other people to live [on the farm]."
On finding like-minded artists and farmers:
"Maybe we should start a website or something like that ... What were hoping to attract out there is people that are aspiring to get their hands in the dirt a little bit more, but also at the same time maintain a relationship with the arts."
- "Fallout Fields"
- "Gotta Go"