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Speaker Sessions: Dave Eggar and Len Cook on Composing a Champion

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum (in-person); YouTube (virtual)

Cost: Free and open to the public


Join us at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Tuesday, May 14, 7:00 p.m. for our monthly Speaker Sessions with Dave Eggar and Len Cook on “Composing a Champion: A New Horizon in Professional Performance.”

It takes courage to follow your dreams and create something unique. In 1927, the people who came to Bristol to record showed that courage and sparked a revolution in music. For generations, Bristolians embraced their art and heritage with unwavering tenacity to get Bristol recognized as the birthplace of country music. Dave Eggar and Len Cook – two high-level performers who understand the characteristics of a successful artist and what qualities contribute to courage, resilience, and confidence – have taken the collective experiences, habits, strategies, and mindsets that have led them to success on the stage and in the ring across the country to discuss strategies for overcoming self-doubt, performance anxiety, and the limits we put on ourselves.  With this Speaker Sessions, Dave and Len will share how they developed their program “Composing a Champion,” their experience taking it on the road to 25 colleges to work with artist-side confidence-building and finding their unique voice, and the impact this work has had. Taking inspiration from the early pioneers of Bristol, both then and now, join us on this journey to a new horizon in performance.

Please note: For those attending virtually via YouTube, the live stream will originate on the Radio Bristol YouTube channel after 6:50pm EST.  If you load the channel page before 6:50pm, and the live stream does not automatically appear, please refresh the page after 6:50pm.

About Dave Eggar and Len Cook

Dave Eggar is a five-time Grammy-nominated virtuoso cellist, Harvard graduate, and Ivy League college professor. Over the past 2 1/2 decades, Dave has been a first-call cellist and string arranger for superstars like Coldplay, Evanescence, John Legend, Lewis Capaldi and Bebe Rexha and Foreigner. He is a regular performer at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion.

Len Cook is a career martial artist with over 20 years of experience. He is a professional MMA fighter, undefeated professional kickboxer, and owner and head coach of Champion Striking and Fitness in Bristol, Virginia. As a competitor, Len climbed his way up the ranks and quickly claimed 3 Bantamweight champion titles and was ranked as number 1 Bantamweight fighter in the Southeast region.



May 14
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Birthplace of Country Music Museum
101 Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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