Former Cookeville resident Brooks Rexroat, also known as Sorry Michigan, will be returning to Cookeville this Saturday to play a free concert at Poet’s on the Square.The indie-folk singer-songwriter got his start in the Cookeville area at several open mics before taking to the road. Following his start in March 2008, Rexroat has released two full-length albums and performed in 13 countries. While in England, Rexroat performed several times at the Jacaranda Club, where The Beatles held some of their earliest practices.
“I always look forward to performing in Cookeville. It’s where I got my start, in terms of performing, thanks to some supportive friends who sort of shoved me up on stage and urged me to give this a try,” Rexroat said. “As a result, I’ve had a chance to roam around the country and world playing these tunes, and anytime I get the chance to stop through Cookeville, it feels like I’m bringing my songs home.”
While in Cookeville, Rexroat will be showcasing some songs of his previous albums, “Making Love Last” and “Liverpool Sessions” in addition to two brand new tracks yet to be performed live.
Although Rexroat is now based out of Cincinnati, Ohio, his roots run deep in Cookeville. When he lived here, Rexroat worked as the business editor for The Herald-Citizen and helped coach the Tech women’s track team for a couple of seasons.
Following his weekend show here, Rexroat is heading to Nashville for a showcase before several labels. Do yourself a favor, and go check this concert out on Saturday before Rexroat’s star really launches in the coming months.
Where? Poet’s on the Square
When? Saturday, Oct. 9 @ 7 p.m.
Edited 10/09/10 at 9:53 p.m.