ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT (EPK)
This EPK includes photos to download, a live video filmed at Vermont Public Radio, short and long bios, press quotes, and quick facts about the band.
Genre(s): folk-funk, bluesy pop-rock, all original
Tagline: Music to Soothe the Soul.
Releases: Questionable Company (2015), Take It Home (2017)
Hometown: Burlington, VT
Abbreviation: E Co & Q Co
A small band with a curiously large sound, Emma Cook & Questionable Company formed in the thriving Burlington, VT music scene. Three friends combined their nuanced styles to create this all original folk-funk trio known through New England and the Midwest for powerful vocals, raw energy, and tight grooves. Together, the band “leverages Emma’s incomparably smooth vocals to create something that sounds close to magic” [The Deli Magazine].
Captivating audiences with their powerful take on classic cover tunes and delivering their original music with inspired flare, every show is a unique experience you’ll leave feeling lightened.
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A small band with a curiously large sound, Emma Cook & Questionable Company formed in the thriving Burlington, Vermont music scene. Three friends combined their nuanced styles to create this all original folk-funk trio, delivering gritty, honest and soulful performances. Lead vocalist Emma Cook is “a formidable songwriter and instrumentalist”, and as the songwriter of the group she has been compared to Brandi Carlile, Sara Bareilles, and Norah Jones [Seven Days VT].
They refuse to be classified as just one genre with their folk-funk origins, sprinkling blues and pop influence into their original music. Their music is “surprising and pleasing….[incorporating] standard folk lyrical themes with touches of jazz and undulating funk grooves. With a sound that is soulful and distinct,” they refuse to be put in a box [Seven Days VT]. Every show they put on is unique, surprising audiences with their powerful take on classic cover tunes and delivering their original music with inspired flare.
Emma and Questionable Company are captivating audiences as they tour throughout New England and the Midwest. Known for powerful vocals, raw energy, and tight grooves, their original songs feel at once familiar, and have an effect that’s pleasing to your mood, your soul, and the dance floor.
With their third album to be released mid-2019, these three are just getting started.
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"Cook's vocals largely define Questionable Company's lifting, expressive sound. Feltus' drumming is tender, while Guyton's melodic bass lines keep things wistful. Cook's vocals...hushed and deep, and Guyton's moody bass reverberates throughout...gorgeously dark."
- Seven Days VT
“The Burlington-based folk trio Emma Cook & Questionable Company has a mythic origin story; co-creators Andy Feltus and Max Guyton began playing music together as roommates at the University of Vermont, and later met Emma — with whom Andy fell in love. The trio played their first show together on Halloween in 2012, and have been an unstoppable force ever since. Yesterday, the trio released their newest single “You Know Why” (streaming below), a jazzy folk track that leverages Emma’s incomparably smooth vocals to create something that sounds close to magic. “
- The Deli Magazine
"The three have more up their sleeves than just noodling around. [Their debut album] is both surprising and pleasing...with a sound that is soulful and distinct — but familiar enough to satisfy the Burlington funk crowd — this trio's got a good thing going. "
- Seven Days VT
"Take It Home is a fun, breezy album for people who like uncomplicated pop rock. Cook is a formidable songwriter and instrumentalist and will likely continue to impress on future efforts."
- Seven Days VT
"Helmed by vocalist and songwriter Emma Cook, Questionable Company melds folk and funk together into a sound bigger than you’d expect from a three piece. "
- The Matador Network