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David Cook Live at The Ridgefield Playhouse - Feb. 11, 2015

David Cook at The Ridgefield Playhouse - February 11, 2015

Ridgefield Playhouse is a small venue of just 500 seats, with the proverbial "not a bad seat in the house". It's the kind of place where things can get a bit sleepy; most shows are acoustic sets. Not the case at last night's show - Season 7 American Idol winner David Cook encouraged the crowd to stand and most of them stood through the whole show. 

American Idol is the place where David got his start in 2008, making history as the first Idol winner to play his guitar on the show. While the use of a guitar on Idol has devolved into a crutch for the contestants, Cook truly warranted the instruments - he is an excellent guitarist and pianist. He captured attention with slowed-down, haunting covers of "Billie Jean" and Lionel Richie's "Hello", but proved his versatility with hard rock covers of Beatles songs "Eleanor Rigby" and "Daytripper". He was saddled with one of the…