One of our favourite artists/personalities, Ryan Cook, is celebrating the release of his new album Having A Great Time with a show at The Carleton on Sunday, November 12th. Show time is 7:30 PM and tickets are $15 advanced or $20 at the door. Cannot recommend this show enough. One of our province’s most accomplished songwriters and players!
“If you’re a fan of Hank, Glen and Merle then this is perfect for you.” Americana UK
Blending the nostalgia of classic country music with modern satire, Ryan Cook has developed a progressive sound both traditional and innovative. Leaning on the sounds of Western-swing, Bluegrass, Country and Folk, Ryan’s songbook reminiscences heavily on the early hillbilly and folk pioneers. On stage Ryan has toured as a solo performer opening for Country purists like Dwight Yoakam, Rosanne Cash, & Travis Tritt. His acoustic live show combines thumb-picking guitar styles, original folk ballads and vintage Country music from the 1940s and 1950s.
Off-stage Ryan travels extensively and in 2010 began snowbirding to southern Florida, flying eventually as far as south-east Asia where he found new audiences for his brand of Americana music. In the fall of 2017, Ryan releases his 4th studio album, Having A Great Time, exploring the lighter side of highway romance, van culture and all the high spots of beauty found on the open road.