Alberta’s Scott Cook (www.scottcook.net) has been living out of a van or a backpack for the last twelve years, touring almost incessantly across Canada, the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and elsewhere, and distilling his experiences into straight-talking, keenly observant verse. Scott has already completed seven tours of Australia, including talked-about performances at Woodford, Cobargo, Candelo, Cygnet, Newstead, Illawarra, the National, and Yackandandah folk festivals. In 2019 he’s returning with a new intercontinental stringband called The She’ll Be Rights, consisting of fellow Canadian Bramwell Park on banjo and mandolin, and Aussie comrades Esther Henderson on fiddle and Liz Frencham on upright bass. They’re touring in support of Cook’s seventh studio album, Tangle Of Souls, which comes packaged in a hardcover book filled with ruminations and road stories. All the hard miles notwithstanding, he still believes that songs can change your life, and your life can change the world.
“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, 3-times 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… Truly one of Woody Guthrie’s children.” – RnR Magazine