THE BEAST IN ME - Billy Woodward

Winner of the 2014 Independent Music Award for Best Roots EP. Recorded & engineered at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, TN. Produced by Austin Cook & Billy Woodward 2014.

NIGHTTIME & THE DAWN - John Michael Presney

Recorded in Beverly Hills, CA with JD Andrews (The Rolling Stones, Kanye West) at Billy Bob Thornton's legendary home studio, "The Cave," the record is genre spanning and directly influenced by John Michael's nights on the strange cities and beds. Fueled by heartbreak and liquor, it features his explosive band and guest strings by Jessy Greene (Wilco, The Foo Fighters.) Produced by Austin Cook & John Michael Presney 2013.


Commissioned by American Blues Theater in the fall of 2010, the original piano compositions received their world premiere performance at the historic Biograph Theater in Chicago, Illinois on March 8th, 2011.

HAPPY HOLIDAY VOL. I - American Blues Theater

Capture the spirit of the honky-tonks this holiday season with the incredible cast that brought you Hank Williams: Lost Highway. Produced, written & engineered by Austin Cook & Michael Mahler. Recorded at Cook Studios in Chicago, Illinois. Happy Holidays Vol. I is available now for purchase! All proceeds go to American Blues Theater.