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 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, Scott is touring the album all over North America, believing more than ever that songs can change your life, and your life can change the world.
Paul Byrne is an Americana Singer/Songwriter featured as VH1.com Artist of the Week for the song “Mars”, Paul Byrne has been the supporting act for Hootie & The Blowfish, Nils Lofgrin (E Street Band), Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Johnny Lang, The Tubes, Jeffrey Gaines, Willie Nile and Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze) to name a few. Paul has been interviewed and played on WFUV, WPDH, WVKR, WKZE, and many other college radio stations.
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