Amy first made her mark in Los Angeles, where she epitomized the rise of the "indie" artist, self-releasing records and finding success licensing her songs to television and film. Opening shows for Heartless Bastards, AA Bondy, Escovedo, Chris Isaak, and others followed. In August, Cook will release her finest album yet-- Summer Skin. Her most cohesive project to date features production by Craig Street and a virtuoso band including Chris Bruce, Meshell Ndegeocello, Jonathan Wilson, and David Garza. Special guests include Robert Plant, Ben Kweller, and Patty Griffin. Summer Skin will be released August 21, 2012 on Roothouse Records /Thirty Tigers.