Concert Review: Elizabeth Cook at Beachland Tavern

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Looking at singer-guitarist Elizabeth Cook, who took the stage at the Beachland Tavern last night wearing a pretty pink dress and big black boots, it’s easy to see why major country music labels in Nashville wanted to sign her to a deal shortly after the Florida native moved to town. The petite blonde could pass as a Victoria’s Secret model. But after Cook played the track “Sometimes It Takes Balls to Be a Woman” and then joked “sometimes it takes ovaries to be a man,” it’s apparent why she’s no longer on a major label. It’s not that Cook, who played as a part of a trio that included bassist Bones Hillman and guitarist Tim Carroll, is too weird; it’s simply that her music is so eclectic, she’s impossible to pigeonhole.