Myrna and The Bulldog

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Otherwise known as Myrna Cabello and Daniel Cook, the award winning singing songwriting team known as Myrna and The Bulldog first developed their musical chops worlds apart, separated by only a few
hundred miles of highway.

Cabello’s bicultural roots has one foot squarely in Austin, Texas with the other in Mexico. Growing up in Austin, she revered singers from Linda Ronstadt... more

Otherwise known as Myrna Cabello and Daniel Cook, the award winning singing songwriting team known as Myrna and The Bulldog first developed their musical chops worlds apart, separated by only a few
hundred miles of highway.

Cabello’s bicultural roots has one foot squarely in Austin, Texas with the other in Mexico. Growing up in Austin, she revered singers from Linda Ronstadt to Aretha Franklin. En el otro lado, she swooned over throaty divas like Daniela Romo and Soraya.

Meanwhile, in the North Texas flatlands, Daniel was coming of age in a plainspoken, church-going, whisky-and-gunpowder backdrop where he was taught to give due respect to Ernest Tubb and Hank Williams while
pledging allegiance to rhythm and blues, and teaching himself rock and roll guitar licks playing along with cassette tapes of The Beatles and Led Zeppelin.

After pursuing lives and careers outside of Texas, they found each other back in Austin in 2004. One of their earliest collaborations had the pair arguing all night over ‘Hold Me Close (Forever),’ a melancholy love song
penned by the couple. Perhaps it’s Daniel’s tender lyrics, or maybe it’s Myrna’s fearless determination to expose the heart of a song, because ever since that night the couple has rarely been apart. They married in 2006.

At the root of their collaborations are the words and music—songs that speak to universal truths about life and love with bold musical approaches, often infused with clever dashes of humor, as in “Modern Mexican and
Little Elvis,” a whimsical love song that describes their union, embellished with delicate accordion, thanks to Michael Guerra (from Raúl Malo and the Mavericks fame.)

In 2010, Myrna and The Bulldog embarked on a “songwriting journey,” checking out music scenes in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, and of course, Austin, to refine their musical union. What they discovered is that
while individually distinctive, they mesh sublimely. Myrna’s sultry, bluesy vocals coupled with Daniel’s well-hewn, plaintive delivery with a side of twang make for a performance that is as eclectic as it is familiar. Tutored
in the blues, fueled by torch songs, laced with the occasional rock and roll riff, with nods to Mexican soul, Myrna and The Bulldog’s inventive performances delight audiences by conjuring all the ghosts of their musical influences, past and present, while fashioning a musical future that is just starting to glow like a Central Texas wildfire.

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