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Scott Cook & the Second Chances
April 22 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Scott Cook & the Second Changes in concert at the VEC
Monday April 22
Doors at 7:00pm
Show at 7:30pm
Tickets $15 @ the door
A roots balladeer with a rare personal warmth, Edmonton’s Scott Cook (www.scottcook.net) has distilled the stories collected over twelve years of steady touring across Canada, the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia into straight-talking, keenly observant verse. In 2017 he released his sixth studio album, Further Down the Line, with longtime collaborators The Second Chances: Bramwell Park on banjo, mandolin, and harmony vocals, and Melissa Walker on upright bass and harmonies. The album earned Cook his second Canadian Folk Music Award nomination (English Songwriter of the Year), and comes packaged in a 132-page book containing a look back, in words and pictures, on his last decade of near-incessant travel. Cook is one of the hardest-working troubadours on the road today, averaging over 150 shows and a dozen festivals every year since 2007. All the hard miles notwithstanding, he still believes that songs can change your life, and your life can change the world.
Tickets in person at Fascinating Rhythm or Arbutus Music and online through Eventbrite https://scottcooknanaimo.eventbrite.ca
“Scott Cook has distilled his travels down into songs powered by a sharp eye for imagery, a healthy dose of humanity, and that unforgettable voice, that at the same time intones the rigors of the road and the most comfortable couch you have ever slept on.” -David Francey, 3x Juno-winning Canadian songwriter
“As good a modern folkie as we have these days. A voice perfect for the genre. An understanding beyond the norm.” -No Depression
“He sings his heart and soul, and in doing so lets light flood into your own… He has a good eye for imagery, a gentle human touch, a wry sense of humour, a whole lot of integrity, a warm, rugged voice and a bunch of memorable lines… Truly one of Woody Guthrie’s children.” -RnR Magazine
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* Washrooms are for all genders
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