Rookin is a five-piece folk-rock band currently based in Brooklyn. The band toured the East Coast to promote their new EP, The Lookout, and will be touring again this summer behind a larger project. The last record was debuted on Culture Collide. The band has been featured on Sound of Boston, The Bluegrass Situation, Insomnia Radio, and WNPR, Connecticut's public radio station. The group is currently at work on their first full-length record.
Alex Allinson and Joseph Dusenbury tirelessly and ingeniously recorded, produced, and mixed all of Rookin material. The Bridge Sound and Stage in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just past Davis Square, was a great help in the recording of anything that couldn't be properly done in Alex and Joe's apartment on Commonwealth Ave.
Graphic designer and full-service digital marketing specialist Adam Forkner, of Zipie Advertising, is responsible for all Rookin's design, and for building a website from scratch, destroying it, and building it again on the third day. Adam can be reached at www.flightplancreative.com.
The band has played shows on two continents and across the north and southeast. In their hometown, the band has played The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, Arlene's Grocery, Pete's Candy Store, Jalopy Theatre, Pine Box Rock Shop, Cobble Hill Park and Hank's Saloon, among other venues.
Rookin is Adam Horn, Ben Naddaff-Hafrey, Ethan Schneider, Parsa Kamali, and Socrates Cruz. Much of this material was written in Nashville, Tennessee, especially on the piano in the children’s section of Parnassus Books, among other places noted for magic.