I was born and raised in the countryside of Northwestern Washington in the small town of Conway, which lies 60 miles North of Seattle. Growing up, my mother sang songs like Puff The Magic Dragon, Old Stewball and Think I'll Eat Some Worms. She played an old, beat up Yamaha classical guitar and I credit her completely for my desire to play and my ability to write music. At nine I got my first guitar and went straight to composing, skipping theory and method, following my instincts. My style is still as such, simple yet unconventional and has earned many a question ('how'd you ever come up with that cord progression?!?') from my accomplished guitar playing friends. I have no idea. Like I said, I'm following my heart. The music and lyrics I end up with are fresh, simple, direct, passionate, real, blunt, sincere, harsh, tender, cram-packed with the thoughts, feelings, and observations we all seem to share. Life offers terrific material to a song writer! I play regularly at coffee shops, book stores, festivals and ale houses in Seattle and it's surrounding areas, doing on average 4 shows per month. The response to my music has been truely overwhelming. I'm selling CDs to new listeners at every show....I consider that success! In 1999 I was a finalists in the Lilith Fair Local Talent Search and in 2000 did a short tour in Florida. I have 3 CDs out presently: 'Brooke Pennock', 'Neked', and 'Live'. My music is most often described as Singer/Songwriter-Folk/ Rock/Blues and has been likened to Jewel, Bonnie Raitt, and Tracy Chapman. This is very good company! All my material is original and I have the options of playing solo, with percussion, or with a four piece band. My mailing list is 100+ and my followers are steady and true. It's all good. Please have a listen and enjoy yourself! Brooke.
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