Ryan Cook

 From Vietnam to Berlin, via Clayhidon

Clayhidon Parish Hall welcomes  a globetrotting troubadour from Canada on Saturday 6 April, whose seven week European  tour follows tours of Vietnam and Taiwan.

Mixing classic country music with modern satire, Ryan Cook has forged a sound between contemporary folk and dyed-in-the wool country. With nuances of pop and western swing, Ryan's songbook is reminiscent of the early hillbilly and folk pioneers but stays very much in the current landscape.

On stage Ryan has toured as a solo performer, opening for Country purists like Dwight Yoakam, Rosanne Cash and Travis Tritt. His acoustic live show combines thumb-picking guitar styles, original folk and country ballads and vintage music from the 1940’s and 1950’s.

Ryan has received over 20 nominations in Atlantic Canada, three Album of the Year awards in Nova Scotia, has written, produced and published music in Nashville. He has performed musical tribute shows to Hank Williams Sr. as well as Merle Travis, Merle Haggard, and Johnny Cash.

He is brought to Clayhidon courtesy of Devon’s rural touring agency, Villages in Action. His next gigs after Clayhidon are Munich and Berlin,

The show starts at 7.30 pm (doors open 7.00). Tickets are £10 for Adults, £8 for under 16 and £25 for family.  Supper £5 if booked in advance.  Available from Caroline Bendle on 01823 681047 or by emailing carouselle@btinternet.co.uk or from villagesinaction.co.uk

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