Author: Bradley Cook as told to Noel Nash

The rhythm of the river

Editor’s note: Chronicle photographer Bradley Cook nears the end of his cross-country journey, now only a day away from Buddy Guy’s concert in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry’s Ryman Auditorium. On the drive from Mississippi to Tennessee, Brad and his traveling companion, Bob Calder, also visit Muscle Shoals, Ala., an[Read More…]

Louisiana lightning

The old store Buddy Guy would visit as a child. The interior of the old store. Chronicle photographer Bradley Cook has been through California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. He’s photographed Buddy Guy in Oxnard and Beverly Hills, Calif., and during his live appearance at Austin City Limits.  His best[Read More…]

Live from ‘Austin City Limits’ …

Carlsbad Caverns provided challenges for proper lighting, but Brag figured it out. Buddy guy performs at Austin city limits. Stevie Ray Vaughan’s statue on the riverfront in Austin. Gus’s fried chicken is a legendary joint in Austin and Memphis. March 17 “So I get up and drive the 45 minutes[Read More…]

Natural beauty, tough times, and seeing rural perspectives

Bradly Cook So far, Chronicle photographer Bradley Cook has visited Big Sur, McVay Falls, Santa Cruz beach, and two electric-vehicle charging stations. He’s photographed Buddy Guy’s concerts in Oxnard, Calif., and at Beverly Hills’ famed Saban Theater. He’s visited a succulent garden center, bought giant pistachios at a legendary fruit[Read More…]