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Jesse Cook set for the Greenwich Odeum / The Providence Journal

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In the video for his tune "Hembra," Jesse Cook meanders through the streets of Cartagena, Colombia, strumming his acoustic guitar in a dreamlike state as generations of flamenco or mariachi before him might have done. Except Cook is a blond, fair-skinned Canadian. The music Cook creates is his way of breaching and blurring lines of demarcation between the nations of today's world. It's a mash of the influences of a childhood spent in Europe and a heart that sees unity in shared music. "We live in a time when borders have become a thing again," he says.      Jesse Cook is set for Thursday, April 12 at the Greenwich Odeum.

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