Jim Cook and the TaylorMACs have been recording since the year 2000, and have produced three albums. The first being "Keeping it Country", a 12 song album of original songs written by Jim Cook, Ray Cook, and Taylor McKinnon. The Band Plays regularly at local VFW Posts and American Legion Posts, as well as local dance halls such as the "silver spur". Records are offered for sale on CD Baby.com, and Jetspeedrecords.com as well as statuerecords.com and Tricopolisrecords.com The music is hard core traditional country. Lead guitar player is the great Jerry Swallow. Jim Cook sings all the original somgs. Steel guitar is by Ken Curtis, formerly with the "sons of the pioneers".
Jim Cook was a student at San Bernardino Valley College, and his Cousin, Ray Cook was a professor at that same collrge. Taylor McKInnon was an instructor at the college also,and their mutual love for country music resulted in the formayion og the band
We play dance halls in San Bernardino and Veterans clubs such as the VFW and American Legion as well as clubs such as tghe "silvwer spur on 9th street. San Bernardino.
The greatest country artist in my opinion is Merle Haggared, whose band and songing voice are reported on in major music media,even outside the country genre.
I tse the simplist equipment which will do the job. No fuzz foolishness. Fender bassman amps, and two marshall 4 by 12 cabinets No foolishness,just music. We do music, will not destroy a guitar to please the teen agers. Music
Real country music, warts and all. Danceable,rythmic, melodic, beer drinking honkeytonk stuff, no vulgarity!