- Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 7pm
- Scott Cook
- Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club
- 234 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Hey friends, I'm bringing my trio (Bramwell Park on banjo, mandolin and harmony vocals, and Shari Rae on upright bass and harmonies) to Winnipeg for the first time, to release my new album Further Down the Line. It's a 132-page book, including lyrics and chords to the songs, a look back in words and pictures on my last decade of rambling, and of course a CD with ten new songs in the back. I can't wait to get it into your hands. Please share the event and spread the word; you're the only propaganda machine we've got! Doors 6pm, two sets of music starting at 7pm sharp, $15 at the door, magic or your money back.
"It's a great, soulful and inquisitive album from the get-go, the opener a love letter to Woodie Guthrie... The disc comes in a simply beautiful package — an annotated photo book with chapters on recording, Cook's life so far in both words and pictures from the road, including lessons on how to use the Nashville numbering style of chord progressions. This look under the hood is amazing and very generous. Fellas, Get Out the Way is especially thought-provoking, jazzy and lovely, too, like this whole acoustic ride a pleasure. Alberta, You're Breaking My Heart personifies our complex province as an ex-girlfriend who's using and destroying herself, while Dogs and Kids cheerfully acknowledges the inevitable passage of time, and for whom we make memories. If He Showed Up Now questions how Christ would be received today (imagine him as an immigrant refugee, for example), and Walk That Lonesome Valley takes a look at the courage of Sojourner Truth, Father Daniel Berrigan and Chelsea Manning, the last one recently pardoned by President Obama. Look them up if you don't know their tales, or better yet buy this album. One second short of 42 minutes, this record is a real trip — Cook speaks of self-doubt in this book, but a lot of us are thankful for his ongoing courage to let us know about the courage of others in song. ★★★★" -Fish Griwkowsky, The Edmonton Journal
"Alberta troubadour Scott Cook has been crisscrossing the globe for the past 10 years, sleeping in his van and making his living playing his earnest and sympathetic folk songs to appreciative audiences worldwide. On his sixth full-length release, Further Down the Line, Cook once again puts his altruistic view of the world not only on his sleeve, but also to the test, with folk songs that conjure the spirit of his protest-folk influences, while leaving his signature on the form... Cook has travelled far and wide to find the heart of an increasingly agitating world, and his genuine hope for it is palpable. He brings dark stories to life under the guise of pleasant, and excellently played folk music, which is just as subversive as screaming it over the roar of full-throat punk rock." -Michael Dunn, Beatroute