Thanks to our Ethical Brew team, Perry and Beth Stein, we have the opportunity to hear award-winning folk musician Scott Cook at the meetinghouse on Thursday, Oct. 20.
Fifteen years ago, Albertan songwriter Scott Cook quit his job teaching kindergarten in Taiwan and moved into a minivan. He’s made his living as a troubadour ever since, touring tirelessly across Canada, the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere, averaging 150 shows and a dozen summer festivals a year, and releasing seven albums of plainspoken, keenly observant verse along the way.
His latest collection, “Tangle of Souls,” comes packaged in a cloth-bound, 240-page hardcover book of road stories and ruminations, equal parts introspection and insurrection. The album spent two weeks at #1 on Alberta’s province-wide community radio network CKUA, and earned Scott his third Canadian Folk Music Award nomination, for English Songwriter of the Year.
Its second single, “Say Can You See,” was the second-most-played song of 2020 on Folk Alliance International’s folk radio charts, and took top honors for the folk category in both the 2020 UK Songwriting Competition and the 2020 Great American Song Contest.
In 2022 he’s touring the album all over North America, believing more than ever that songs can change your life, and your life can change the world. More details, and links to some of Scott’s performances, at scottcook.net.
The concert is at 7:30 pm and doors open at 7 pm. Tickets, $25, may be purchased at ethicalbrew.org or at the door. Seating limited to half capacity, so order early!