January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - June 14, 2023 @ 12:00 am
Albertan balladeer Scott Cook toured almost incessantly across Canada, the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere from 2007 until 2020, when the pandemic made living in a van less appealing. While averaging 150 shows and a dozen summer festivals every year, he also managed to release seven albums of straight-talking, 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 its second single “Say Can You See” was the second most-played song of 2020 on Folk Alliance International’s folk radio charts. Scott has been twice nominated for Canadian Folk Music Awards (Emerging Artist in 2013 and English Songwriter of the Year in 2017), won the Folk and Acoustic category in the UK Songwriting Contest in 2013 and 2020, won the Folk and Americana category in the 2020 Great American Song Contest, was a Kerrville New Folk Finalist in 2018 and 2021, and was Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s Most Wanted Artist in 2019. His song “Pass It Along” is the finale song of the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival and the Wild Mountain Music Festival in Hinton, and was the theme for the 2019 National Strum. He signed with Fleming Artists in 2021 and is back on the road, believing more than ever that songs can change your life, and your life can change the world. “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.