Scott Cook (CAN) in Whangarei!

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Doors at 7, show at 7:30, entry $20, text Penny at 021749496 to RSVP and for any additional info.

In 2007, 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 almost incessantly across Canada, the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere, averaging 150 shows and a dozen summer festivals a year, and releasing six albums of plainspoken, keenly observant verse along the way. He made his first run around New Zealand in early 2020, with 14 stops including Whare Flat and Auckland Folk Festivals, before the world shut down. Back home in Alberta, he used the unexpected gift of time to finish the cloth-bound, 240-page hardcover book that accompanies his seventh album Tangle of Souls. 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 honours for the folk category in both the 2020 UK Songwriting Competition and the 2020 Great American Song Contest. He toured the album around North America for all of 2022 and is bringing it down under for the first time in 2023, believing more than ever that songs can change your life, and your life can change the world.

"Scott Cook’s seventh 'love letter' to the world is all strings and beauty, a 12-song agnostic endorsement of love over fear...  It doesn’t condemn, it summons to one fire...  Of all his records this one simply feels the best. ✭✭✭✭✭" –The Edmonton Journal

"Damn, this is a gorgeous album. Scott Cook’s voice –– vocally and lyrically –– is as clear-eyed, optimistic, and straightforward as ever...  Tangle of Souls is the medicine we could all use right now." –Adobe and Teardrops

"He sings his heart and soul, and in doing so lets light flood into your own... He has a good eye for imagery, a gentle human touch, a wry sense of humour, a whole lot of integrity, a warm, rugged voice and a bunch of memorable lines... Truly one of Woody Guthrie's children." –RnR Magazine
How to Find Us

Mount Manaia Bowling Club, Whangarei Heads, Whangarei District

Event Dates

Sunday 26 February 2023