Scott Cook at The Dream Cafe

Event Dates:
  • Fri April 26, 2019 6:00 PM
  • Event Cost: $12.00 - $22.00

Doors: 6:00pm, Show: 8:00pm
Tickets: Premium $22, Wings $12

A roots balladeer and hi-tech hobo with a rare personal warmth, Canada’s Scott Cook has managed to distill the stories collected over a decade of near-incessant touring across Canada, the USA, the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, and elsewhere into straight-talking, keenly observant verse. He brings humour, a disarming honesty, years of roads, and a deep love of humanity to his songcraft and storytelling. He is equally at home alone on stage, accompanying himself with fingerstyle guitar and clawhammer banjo, or backed by his acoustic trio the Second Chances. Cook’s songs are true stories set to music, drawing on influences from folk, roots, country, soul, and blues. He has made his living playing music full-time since 2007, and despite all the hard miles, he still believes that songs an change your life, and your life can change the world.

“There’s nothing flash about Canada’s Cook. He sings his heart and soul, and in doing so lets light flood into your own… A good eye for imagery, a gentle human touch, a wry sense of humour, a whole lot of integrity, a warm, rugged voice… Truly one of Woody Guthrie’s children.” -David Burke, R2 Magazine, UK

“One of Canada’s most inspiring and imaginative storytellers… beautifully written lyrics, intricate chordal patterns and a refreshing plain-spoken vocal clarity. Four stars.”- Emily Saxton, Maverick Country, UK

“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 songwriter

“Like a conversational bottle of Jack passed around a dawn fire, everything burning just right. ★★★★” -Fish Griwkowsky, SEE Magazine, Canada

“All tracks are beautifully stripped down and played at a very intimate level that invites the listener in. I am pleased to have discovered this artist of real substance.” -Paul McGee, Lonesome Highway, USA