In his eighth studio album, The Blue Guitar Sessions, released in 2012, the Juno Award-winning guitarist wanted to create a â€˜blue moodâ€™ record. The Blue Guitar Sessions is much different from the rumba flamenco for which he is best known. Jesse Cook has been a leading proponent of the genre since bursting onto the world music scene with 1995â€™s Tempest. Among his many accolades, in 2008, he won the silver medal in Acoustic Guitar magazineâ€™s prestigious Playersâ€™ Choice Awards behind the legendary Paco De Lucia. Cook has steered clear of anything resembling flamenco on this record, producing a sound that allows listeners to appreciate each musicianâ€™s contribution. The live shows will include songs from more familiar work as well as material from the new album.