Sometimes a song defines a recording artist. Sometimes the artist defines a song. For David Cook, his song Permanent, written for his older brother Adam who died of brain cancer, does both those things.

Basically the song IS Cook. It’s doubtful we will get to hear it on his tour stop here on Oct. 20th, but that doesn’t mean you can’t listen to it via the You Tube link here.

Here is what Cook had to  say about the song last week from his Los Angeles home:

“Permanent … I think if it all fell apart tomorrow and that was the song that I had to hang my hat on I’d be very happy with that…

“I think that song … it’s an important song. It’s a song that we don’t do live very often. I think mainly because there is so much in that song personally. I mean no one wants to come and spend how ever much a ticket is and watch me mope around on stage.”

David Cook and Gavin DeGraw with Carolina Liar

8 p.m., Oct. 20

At Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

Highway 101 at River Road, Santa Rosa

Tickets: $45 and $35.

Phone: 707-546-3600

Online: wellsfargocenterarts.org

TOUR DATES

Oct. 9 State College, Pa. – Penn State

Oct. 10 Columbus, Ohio – Newport Music Hall

Oct. 11 St. Louis, Mo. – The Pageant

Oct. 13 Tulsa, Okla. – Cain’s Ballroom

Oct. 15 Denver – Ogden Theatre

Oct. 17 Boise, Id. – Knitting Factory

Oct. 18 Seattle – Showbox Sodo

Oct. 20 Santa Rosa – Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

Oct. 21 Reno – Silver Legacy Resort Casino

Oct. 23 Phoenix – Arizona State Fair

Oct. 24 San Diego – Humphrey’s

Oct. 26 Pomona – The Fox Theatre

Oct. 29 Houston – Arena Theatre

Oct. 30 Austin, Texas – Austin City Limits Live

Nov. 1 Grand Prairie, Texas, – Verizon Theatre

Nov. 2 Memphis, Tenn. – Minglewood Hall

Nov. 4 Winston-Salem, N.C. – Wake Forest University

Nov. 5 York, Pa. – Penn State-York

Nov. 6 Cleveland – Playhouse Square Center

Nov. 7 Cincinnati – The Taft Theatre

Nov. 9 Greenville, S.C. – Peace Center

Nov. 10 Athens, Ga. – The Classic Center